Saturday, September 10, 2011

This Always Amazes Me

I've finished carding the Romney for Project Spinway. After the sampling I've now got 80g of carded Romney. It always amazes me that what started out as a greasy, sheepy, smelly lump of fleece becomes these lovely fluffy clouds of spinning fiber that overflow a basket. To give you an idea of scale the raw fleece was a lump about 8 x 8 x 3 inches. Now it overflows the basket that measures 9 x 13 x 6 inches. It is at the very least 4 times its original volume.

raw Romney

Washed and Carded Romney

Off to card the Newfoundland Dog fur...

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