This is the way we wash our wool…

I wanted to detail how I washed this wool a little more, and since I took photos and video of the process now’s the time. I plucked out locks of wool, prime wool from the center back of the fleece and tucked them into tulle packets. Each of the locks was arranged in the same direction, with the brown tips facing up. I folded the tulle down over the top, then up from the bottom in a little envelope. I didn’t bother to seal the ends. I was out of safety pins, and knew that since I was only washing a few packets that it really didn’t matter. I filled the roasting pan with water...

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So much has happened!

Let’s get the Administrivia out of the way first: Changes to Vendor Options We have made a change to the Vendor Registration, giving our vendors three options for participating in Spin-U. Please check out the Vendor Application Details page for more information Vendor registration is ending soon! Spinning Handpainted Fiber On Thursday, 5/3 I traveled to Maryland to teach a class in Spinning Your Handpainted Fiber at the lovely Kate’s studio. All those samples that I had been spinning were laid out for my students, and we talked about different...

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Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival

    Maryland Sheep and Wool¬†Festival is THIS WEEKEND! This is a¬†fun-filled weekend of live animals, crafts and supplies, entertainment and more. The festival is held at Howard County Fairgrounds: 2210 Fairground Road West Friendship, MD 21794-9604         Since I come from MD, I consider this to be my home festival. I try to go for at least one day each year. This year, I have some fantastic friends who will be vending:     Kate and her crew will have her Colors of Happiness in two locations this year.Cloverhill yarns, just inside the front door of...

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