Saturday, August 10, 2013

Take 2 pounds of Corriedale fleece.  Let age for a few years (not a mandatory step).

Flick either end of each lock open.  This is best done outdoors as the flicking process allows the fibers to separate and drop a lot of the captured dirt on the surface beneath you.  I prefer this to be grass rather than carpet, being just a tiny bit picky about that.

It leaves you with a bit of combing waste, which can be thrown away or composted.

Washing will be next.  I probably have one more combing session to go before it will all be flicked.  I will also probably divide it into two lots - some of the locks are shorter and with much more sun fading than the rest.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Tour de Fleece spinning, 2013

BFL and silk:

And something to go with it.  Eventually.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

After the daylilies come the Oriental lilies...

There are ones that stare at the sky...

And ones that stare at the ground.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Daylilies, 2013

My favorite time of year in the garden: