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Phildude
« on: October 06, 2008 05:46:53 AM »

I should be reciving my 1st batch of fleece today to use on my brand new drop spindal I made out of some cds and a chopstic.
Im realy new to spinning and a wonderfull lady fron freecycle has ten tonn of fleece in her loft from when she used to keep dorset sheep and didnt knowe what to do with the fleece.
Iv been reading up on the net as best I can about treating fleece befor spinning and I gotta say I find it all rather confusing and conflicting. My biggest worry is that the fleece may well have been in her loft for a few years maybe and onr site sugested that this might render it useless now since that would ruin my excitement and oportunety to get a huge great big pile of free fleece I refuse to believe it would actualy be useles wools wool right?
Any way any advice would be appreciated on what to do and if there is anything special I need to do as its a bit old I bought some die and am itching to make my 1st skine of blqack and purple wool. 
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« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2008 09:59:43 AM »

It may or may not be useless.

Take a lock in your hands (one hand on each end of the lock) and snap it out real quick.  It should stay in one piece.

Dorset is a down sheep and is wonderful for sock yarn as it is very durable, moderately soft, and does not shrink as much when washed.
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« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2008 02:48:54 AM »

it only has a staple length of 2-3 inches but seems ok to me Im hoping to spin it into thick yarn as I dont have the patience to knit with anything less than 6mm kneedles lol.
Still no matter how much I read on the prosess of going from fleece to wool I donty seem to beable to find everything no descrription of the process I can find on the internet seems to be compleat but no doubt I will muddle my way through in the end. But not without throwing a million questons at you lot on here as I go along no doubt ,,,sorry
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« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2008 06:05:54 AM »

We're here to answer your questions!  Bring them on!
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« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2008 07:46:24 AM »

I have bookmarked several sites and videos on the various steps...when I get some time later today or this weekend, I'll post them for you
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Phildude
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2008 10:02:16 AM »

much apreciated guys  Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2008 03:40:39 PM »

Here are some of the sites that I've found helpful...there are tons more out there though!

http://www.hjsstudio.com/washwool.html

http://www.joyofhandspinning.com/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcYY1xF-JvY&feature=related Watch parts 2-4 also! Some good vids in the related videos section too.

http://www.spindleandwheel.com/Go to 'Tutorials' at the top and also to the links on the right under 'March 2008'

http://www.interweave.com/spin/I like the info on drumcarding, but there is other good stuff too

http://www.abbysyarns.com/wordpress/Plenty of good articles (with pics)

Hope these help or at least get you on the right track...
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Phildude
« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2008 02:53:21 AM »

Thanks alot WMA I'll cheak them out as soon as I get back to my wool work Im waiting on some crders Iv ordered and some dyes im so excited and itching to get started again.
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