Re: Wool (for Siobhan)
I will bring cards to SRWC and ask the person I know who has combs to
bring them too. Combs are more appropriate for the shetland, I believe,
if you want to separate the long fiber from short.
There are plenty of sources online for both cards and combs but off hand
I don't know anyone within the SCA. Christopher (from your shire) is
supposed to tell you that if you don't find anyone local to help you get
started I'll come to visit.
See you in a couple of weeks!
Sarah bas Mordechai
Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2005 19:50:04 -0000
> From: "Shivaun McGoff" <ladysiobhan@...>
>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.