Greasy Beauty

All 50 lbs of Bluefaced Leicester curly fleece have been washed and sorted, this is the last lot drying on the rack. It is reserved as I am working off a list of requests, but I have got plenty in stock left for handpainted batches to go into my online stores…

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…and I am seamlessly moving on to a 55lbs bulk of raw wensleydale fleece that arrived yesterday – thank god the weather has turned much cooler today, and the first 15 pounds of wensleydale fleece are already soaking in the buckets. There will be an absolutely stunning natural black wensleydale shearling fleece, plenty of natural white shearling fleece with very good medium length curls, and a very curly natural dark grey wensleydale fleece. I am truly pleased with this year´s clip. The shearling babies are, as always, heavily in the grease, they will require a strong double wash. Please bear with me, I will be washing as fast as I can. :o)

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2 Responses to “Greasy Beauty”


  1. 1 Leonor August 18, 2015 at 6:42 am

    Are your sheep coated? Those are some gorgeously clean fleeces!

  2. 2 alltheprettyfibers August 18, 2015 at 10:09 am

    Hi Leonor, no the sheep are not coated and they are kept outdoors all year. They are not mine though. The quality of the fleeces can vary a lot. When I sort and skirt them not all are so lovely to wash and process, there is always a certain quantity that´s just unusable for anything, I usually get about 50-60% of good fleece out of the raw bulk once the grease and the dirty bits are removed. :o)


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