Know My fiber better

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I have been listening many people say we should know our fiber better in order to use properly.

Well, hearing is not knowing.

I should be able to track my spinning-way better than previously. Since I started to “Journey to the Golden Fleece”. I want to make this blog to be my journal to this journey.

I used non-dyied shetland and Cotswold sheep, and purchased green fiber (merino, nylon).

IMG_3186Cotswold felt too rough for me to make consistent thick-thin yarn..

Since cotswold had great curly crimp, I should try another type of yarn.

 

Wool combing

I  decided to comb my two-year old fleece from Hokkaido. This fiber was washed and included many vegetable matters.

Shetland is double layer, and it was hard carding.

Here is my washed fiber.

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Set fleece into comb.

IMG_3139Added some more!

IMG_3140After combing once and transfer.

IMG_3142Finally got to diz. I used five-yen coin.

IMG_3145Half of fleece became waste. I will card the waste.

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