- Dia duit!
My inlaws have three sheep; two Jacobs and one Shetland. They just
did a shearing, so I now have access to three enormous bags of wool.
My plan is to divide the wool up into black and white as best I can,
label by type of sheep, and put it into gallon ziploc bags. If you
want a bag (or two or three or more.. ) please let me know. (This is
wool right off the sheep. It's a bit sticky still.) I will be at
SRWC. I do know that there's more black wool than white, but the
Jacob wool is really black. The shetland wool got burnt a bit so
there's a reddish tinge. All of it is really rather lovely and soft.
In this vein, does anybody know where I can acquire carding combs
and other tools of the trade? I'd very much like to learn how to
make the wool spin-ready, and maybe take the process further into
dyeing. Does anybody have a use for a heck of a lot of lanolin?
Any advice is very much welcome.