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amigarabita 04-10-2005 10:01 PM

how to... use raw fleece??! HELP!
 
alright, to i'm in way over my head here. i just was given a fleece --raw, uncarded and unclean. i cannot throw it away, but i have never done anything with raw fleece before. so i was thinking in addition to any clear, spinning for dummies kind of sites you could point me to, or a good book or SOMETHING! i would love to some ideas for felted projects.

thank you for sharing any of your thoughts!

KellyK 04-10-2005 11:01 PM

THIS EPISODE of Knitty Gritty just dealt with carding & spinning & so on...

Good luck with that!

VictoiseC 04-11-2005 10:26 PM

Hi. I mistakenly bought some unspun wool. Not uncarded! that's heavy ! I think you will have to card the wool and that requires a special tool. You can find a lot of info on the web.

I have a great little book on spinning.. will look for it tomorrow (and give you the name). But I have the feeling that a class is necessary, which is what i'm going to do. It's not that easy to spin by yourself.

But I think it's definitely worth learning!

midnightskyfibers 04-12-2005 01:00 AM

head over to craftster, under kntting there is a spinning section which has a discusion going on about how to process fleeces. Id pull up links but my comp is not happy and freezes when ihave more than 1 window open since im doing a website update :)

good luck. me+washing fleeces doesnt work since im soooo impatient!


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