Saturday, September 26, 2009

Washing Wool (again)

This is some of the other fleece I bought last fall. I finally got around to washing it this week.
I love the creamy color and luster of this wool! Mmmmh!

The "sunt" (the yellow and brown sheep sweat and lanolin at the tips of the locks) did not completely dissolve in 2 rounds of hot soapy water. I think our hot water wasn't hot enough ... sometimes the energy-saving measures are not appropriate for all situations.

I think it will be okay. Once I get to carding this wool, that lanolin will break up and be enough "grease" to make spinning pleasant--otherwise the fibers can get very dry.

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