Breed Study, fiber prep, Fleeces, Rysa, Shetland, Spinning, washing

Rysa & the 6 Skeins: The Belly Wool

Who decided that Shetland was a good idea for this challenge?  Oh, right.  Here's me paying the price. I only had 50ish grams of washed belly wool to work with and a good part of that was grass and felted bits.  The fiber is tender in spots, so I tested frequently as I picked.   I… Continue reading Rysa & the 6 Skeins: The Belly Wool

Breed Study, fiber prep, Fleeces, Rysa, Shetland, Spinning, washing

Rysa and the 6 skeins

Meet Rysa.  She's a lovely bellwether Shetland ewe at Trinity Farms. Today I am separating out her fleece to make six different skeins of yarn- one from each of the following body areas: neck, sides, britch, belly, shoulders, back.  My  goal is to spin for a purpose suitable to the fiber characteristics.   I'm going to spin… Continue reading Rysa and the 6 skeins