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« on: January 26, 2009 06:31:08 AM »

I have not had a chance to spin this, but I wanted to show off the processing/dyeing effort.  This is shetland wool from my white ewe, Lily.  I dyed some turqoise, some scarlet and some orchid and then blended it on my drum carder.  I love how it turned out, I call it "Purple Mountain Majesty".  I did all the cleaning, processing and dyeing myself. 


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« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2009 06:35:41 AM »

Great job, Jen!

Isn't it satisfying to take raw wool and process it into something so beautiful!  You did a great job!!


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« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2009 06:50:05 AM »

That's lovely!  I don't have any sheep of my own, but I've never made it all the way through a raw fleece.  Congrats!

« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2009 08:28:31 AM »

So beautiful! The perfect blend of colors.

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« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2009 07:05:31 AM »

This is so pretty.  It reminds me of cotton candy.  And Lily is a cutie.  Smiley

« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2009 03:06:40 PM »

Hi Jen-
I too have a white shetland wether- Timmy. I recently took my first steps in dying his fleece. But I only did one color (well, the lighter color is more white added to pick up the rest of the dye in the pot)

But your multi colors are great! I can't wait to see it spun up. Thanks for the idea!

And that you did all the processing yourself- kudos to you! I send my wool out for processing. How many sheep do you have? I have 10 sheep, 2 angora goats a llama and an alpaca- so 14 fleeces a year.

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« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2009 07:59:41 AM »

Such an amazing thought, being able to go from sheep to scarf/bag/hat/whatever all by yourself, doing all the handiwork. I'd love to try that one day, when I've acquired all the requisite skills. Maybe I could borrow Lily! [grin]

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« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2010 11:56:01 PM »

That was a nice finished product Jen.
You made it all the way from flesh to fleece. You made it into a brilliant Majesty crafts.

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