My First Handspun Yarn
made from our very own Jacob Sheep.
I see all sorts of flaws in it ~
never the less,
it's a start;
it was fun;
& it's straight off our sheep.
After we had them sheared,
I skirted the fleece,
washed it by hand, and
carded it into rolags white & gray.
Then I spun the fiber onto spools with the spinning wheel.
Next was plying the two colors together.
|Gray & White Wool on the Lazy Kate|
|Ready to ply together|
|My first two ply yarn|
Next I set the twist by giving the yarn soaks in
hot water with dish soap,
hot water with white vinegar,
then plain hot water.
Two and a half skeins of gray wool yarn.