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Old 12-27-2006, 11:29 PM   #1
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raw wool
Has anyone ever cleaned and carded raw wool fleece before?
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Old 12-28-2006, 10:31 AM   #2
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I started to and then decided I'd rather pay someone to process it for me.
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Old 12-28-2006, 01:09 PM   #3
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hehee same here. It was kind of cool to wash and card it myself but it would have taken so long that I just sent it off to be processed. I sent mine to the Wooly knob Fiber Mill. It takes longer to get it back when processing but those guys are a riot and will answer any questions you have.
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Old 12-28-2006, 01:15 PM   #4
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I would like to be able to do that... I am trying my hand at carding and am not so sure I am doing it right...I mean its spinning up ok, but well ,it sure doesnt look like the rolags in the books ya know? I also want to give cleaning wool a shot as well... and well I have much more time then I have money...
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Old 12-28-2006, 10:27 PM   #5
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Hand carded fiber rolags won't really look as nice as pictures and store bought fiber. Most of the time that is done on a drum carder. Rolags (IMO) should be fluffy and cloud like.

I've got a box of wool downstairs that I need to wash. Just haven't had the time yet.
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Old 12-29-2006, 01:01 PM   #6
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Hmm.. well that is how mine is coming out, cloudlike and fluffy... so I guess I will quit stressing over it I didnt figure it was toooo bad because it is spinning up into such nice looking yarn... Thanks for your reply..
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Old 12-29-2006, 03:22 PM   #7
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Funny y'all should mention this. I just sent off FIFTY (50) lbs. to Frankenmuth. The discount should take of the shipping costs.

I've had a bad experience with Wooly Knob and won't go back.
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Shetland?
I have a bag of shetland that I washed and carded (some of it) but there is so much VM. Any suggestions on who can process shetland? The staple length is too long for my local guy.

Thanks so much.
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Old 01-06-2007, 12:52 AM   #9
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hmmm...... shetland isn't an overly-long wool. Have you tried either Frankenmuth or Zielinger? (Both mills are located in Frankenmuth, MI)

Both these places offer discounts mid-winter. The discount at least takes care of shipping costs.

Try them online at www.frankenmuthwoolenmill.com

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www.zwool.com
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Thank you, I will check those out.

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