Sheep to Sweater – Part 4: Suint vat cleaning method

With the holidays behind us and a break in the bad weather I was finally able to get back to the Sheep to Sweater project and the fermented suint vat that I discussed in the last fleece-washing video. Talk about a smelly experience! This method is not recommended unless...

Sheep to Sweater – Part 3: Washing fleece with a pre-rinse

As I read more about fleece preparation, I realize there are many options and variables in the process, particularly in washing or cleaning a fleece. Temperature, time, type of detergent, number of rinses, and other variables can be combined in different ways depending on the type of fleece to...

Sheep to Sweater – Part 1: Skirting Fleece

I’m excited to start a project that I’ve imagined for several years: taking a freshly-shorn fleece from one of our sheep and cleaning it, spinning it into yarn, and knitting a sweater. The first steps are to grow and harvest the wool, and I’ve already made a few blog...

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