I seem to have gained me some fleece!
My cousin in law phone on Sunday night – she had been trying to get hold of me all day – The shearer was over and I missed it!
I was on the beach windsurfing, but she told me that he ( the shearer) had looked the fleeces over and picked out the best for me to choose from.
Well I was reasonably sensible, I only came home with two. To my untrained eye they look wonderful.
The shearer's wife is a spinner , so he knew what to look for and I am pretty sure they will be fine
Despite not being "fibre" animals they fleeces are pretty fine, I am given to understand they were both young animals – the fleeces weight about 2lb each and seem pretty clean
I haven't dared unroll them completely, but they seem to have only small ammounts of VM and very little soiling – I think he may have skirted them a little before putting them in the bin bags.
The only thing is my CIL doesn't know what kind of sheep they are! – She thinks they are Jacobs, but I haven't seen them – they are billeted miles from her house so I have no photos
This is Fleece 1
Mainly white with a few black spots
The staple length of the fleece seems to be about 6 inches.
As you can see it has more black spots
Staple length about 7 inches
Now all I need to do is clean it
Any suggestions you spinners out there?…..