So I tossed all the wool I had washed before, not Lolla’s wool, but the rest. Hate it, feels terrible and its too dirty still.
Now working with two new fleeces, sheep are nakie & Billy’s & Tatiana’s fleeces are the longest.
All the black fleeces I’m taking to a mill to see if I like it or not. White fleeces I’ll take to a different mill. Takes 6-8mo…!.. Kept some small sections of both piles to mess with. 17 fleeces out of the house will be nice. Removed all the sections that are less than an inch, too.
Shearer sucked this year, tons of second cuts, pissed, some 3in is now much shorter…ugh. Will be looking for a new shearer next year.
Have decided that making, what I call, tuffs is the best step before carding into rolags. Make a bunch of tuffs, then a quick session of turning them into rolag, its great, plus cleaner.
Getting the lanolin & stains out is still beating me, lol, but oh well…