Sunday, May 20, 2007

Sunday blending

Today was an experiment in blending - beginning with hand-washed, hand-picked natural colored Coopworth X Border Leicester from one of our two-year old ewes, Athena.

Then we added yearling mohair locks that we purchased at the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival.

The blending process began with the Coopworth-Border Leicester being run through the drum carder then we layered the picked, mohair locks.

After carding and blending and carding and blending (four times) we ended up with these very silky and lustrous spinning batts. Beautiful!

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