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Wool felt and fleece from the farm


Wool felt and fleece from the farm
« on: October 03, 2017, 10:33:03 AM »
This is a place we visited at the weekend - and I bought a couple of balls of wool for a sock project.
Thought their things might interest someone :)

The farm itself - complete with shepp shearing by hand - is here
Singers - 28K, 66K, 99K, 201K - all manual. Singers 221K (2 of 'em), 319K and 401G - electric. Bernina 730 Record, Elna Grasshopper, Husqvana 5220, Grain chainstitch toy machine, most of a Guhl & Harbeck chain stitch machine called Lyra. That's all!  :)


Re: Wool felt and fleece from the farm
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2017, 12:10:28 PM »
I bet some of that fleece is beautifully soft.  It's a good thing we have hill sheep with coarse fleece only suitable for carpets or insulation or I would be wanting to spin and weave as well as everything else.
We did once have a Shetland cross and I have a waistcoat that I knitted from her fleece that someone spun for me.
Life's too short for ironing.