'Having a go', being the operative word !
The 'ladies wot spin' make it look so easy.!
These are the locks from the Lincolnshire Longwool. Considered amongst some spinners, to be not a 'beginners' fleece., and the staples are indeed long !; but it does have a beautiful lustre. It took me the best part of a day to separate the locks and wash them. They looked so pretty hanging out to dry; and the more they dried, the whiter they became. I'm not sure what I will create with them., but I have some projects in mind that involve felting and weaving.
This is Portland fleece
And here it is after washing and drying. A huge white fluffy cloud of white fleece. Scrummy.
|Washed and dried. Scrummy and fluffy|
This does not wet felt easily. It needle felts though., and is one of the favourites among spinners.
My first spun cord of Lincolnshire Longwool., spun on a drop spindle. I don't think I'll be knitting anything with it ! More practice needed me finks.
|first spinnings on the wheel|