Visit to Wales and New Fleece

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A recent holiday to Wales we stayed at Brecon close to the National Park.  Sheep everywhere wandering around the roads feeding the lambs and holding up the traffic.  I made several enquiries about buying a fleece and eventually I got directions form a lovely lady in a wood shop about an industrial estate that distributed the fleece throughout the UK, I wondered if they would sell one to a loan spinner

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Here is my new mate who spent so much time finding different fleeces to compare and  select the best for spinning

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Here it is laid out on the lawn back home nicely skirted and quite clean full of lanolin

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Check out the staple length and the beautiful crimp

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He couldn’t tell me the breed of sheep except it is a cross, now I am starting to spin it it feels beautiful

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Carded and ready to spin.  Two of the beautiful Welsh sheep happy to be relived of their coats now Summer has finally arrived!

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Just loving life, carrying my camera and searching for beauty!
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7 Responses to Visit to Wales and New Fleece

  1. Pia says:

    Awesome souvenir! :)

  2. You’re doing some amazing things with your spinning, Susan!

  3. Oh dear! Look at that shorn sheep! Actually I wish someone would shear me too in this heat :) Fancy spinning some Icewolf hair by any chance? I have the shears ready! Probably best put me through the sheep dip too…you know Wolfie flea season and all that! lol ;)

  4. Sally says:

    Hi, Interesting blog and lovely pictures. I am assuming the fleece came from Wales. Can you tell me the name of the place you got the fleece from please.

  5. Hi Susan,
    You do appear to be having loads of fun with your new hobby. I look forward to seeing what you produce from the recently acquired fleece. I do enjoy all the snippets posted.

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