Yesterday it was time to scour my prized shetland fleece!
The fleece came from Jamieson & Smith who are based in Lerwick, Shetland. I had telephoned them with the request of a ‘fleece for fine spinning – any colour.’ So opening the package was a little like Christmas day for me!
And here it is – in all its grubby beauty –
All laid out for skirting –
It is not too clear from the pictures, but this fleece is a beautiful colour – it ranges from off white through pale grey, silver to charcoal. Beautiful!
I am undecided as to how to prepare the fleece for spinning – whether to card or comb. I wont be working on this for a little while yet, as I am still spinning for socks!