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« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2012 12:20:45 AM »

PW, Clydesdaleclopper's OP stated she was needle felting (not wet felting).  From the bit of needle felting I've done, I haven't found a wool that wouldn't needle felt.

Had to smile & think of you this past Christmas when I hung my sheep ornaments on the tree, especially the black bell weather you made from that Corriedale hogget fleece.

I also prefer longwools for felting for durability.

I've never heard of masham breed ... going to have to look them up.
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« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2012 05:56:33 AM »

Yep, everything will needle felt!  Smiley

MLF, I bet you have quite a flock of decorations for your tree!

sheep101 says Masham is a cross of a Teeswater ram onto either a Dalesbred or Swaledale ewe...
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« Reply #12 on: May 21, 2012 03:08:22 PM »

As a brief derailment, anyone have a good recipe for mutton in mint sauce? This thread gave me an idea for dinner.

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« Reply #13 on: May 22, 2012 08:24:21 AM »

LOL!

I can honestly say the only time I've eaten sheep was last year for our Homesteading weekend.  It was a lamb that I brined in a lot of herbs & spices over night.  Then we put it on a spit (hand forged of course!) and cooked it all day over an open fire, swiping it with lard from time to time.

Most moist mouthfuls of mutton!
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