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What Can Be Done with Gulf Coast Native Sheep Wool

Discussion in 'Fibers' started by Childwanderer, Jan 2, 2019.

  1. Jan 2, 2019
    Childwanderer

    Childwanderer Overrun with beasties

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    Happy New Year!
    I had three Gulf Coast Native Sheep sheared last year, and am still processing the wool. :oops: I am using Kookaburra Woolscour, Valkyrie brand Extra Fine combs, Ashford hand cards, and a drop spindle. It works, but I don't know enough about wool to sort the parts of the fleece by quality beyond the obvious good-vs.-blech and I'm not as efficient as I would like.

    I'd like to find someone faster/ more efficiently equipped to process fleeces next year. Any recommendations in the Gulf Coast region of Texas?
     

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    Childwanderer

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    Here's a close-up photo of most of the yarn I've made:
     

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    Baymule

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    Maybe you could felt it and make a rain shedding hoodie poncho? With all the rain we've been having, I sure would like one! @secuono does a lot with her wool, maybe she could give you some pointers.
     
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    I do think it would be good for felting; I'm a needle-felter and the texture seems right. Rain-shedding would be a boon! It's currently pouring a lake and a half. I'm not really looking forward to seeing the condition of the pasture in the morning!