How I got it
: I called a friend who gave me the phone number of a couple that live across the street that raise sheep. I called just mid December and was told they were going to sheer mid-March. The lady called back April 3rd and told me to come pick up a fleece. My mom was in the hospital so, my husband and I stole her car and went to get it. They gave me a garbage bag full! I'm so excited. They were extremely nice. Her husband made sure to give me good, usable stuff and took out parts that were garbage or just wasn't usable.
Over the last couple days I've been picking out hay and picking apart clumps of dirt. I looked up how to process it and have washed a couple handfulls of it. It turned amazingly white. My problem
: There's still some dirt that I can't get off. It's been soaking for just barely under two days now. I routinely change the water and have been using shampoo. What should I do about the dirt that refuses to come out??? Do I cut it off? Will it come out when I use the carders?
The dirt: (I do know some of it is hay)
My bag of wool:
Now, my question:
Does anyone know where I can get hand carders cheap? Or, anyone have any (or know anyone that has any) that they won't be using any more? I'll take good care of them! lol.