Monday, September 25, 2006

Charcoal Polworth - worth it?

Here is the dark charcoal fleece that I bought. This is one of my first attempts to wash a fine fleece. I soaked it in very hot water with Dawn dishwashing liquid for 1/2 hour then two rinses.

I can tell that I probably should have given it another washing soak, there is a lot of lanolin left in this, but not so much that it makes working with it impossible. I am going to try and spin it up soon to avoid the lanolin hardening in it.

I don't know if you can tell, but there is also quite a bit of vegetative matter (VM) in this fleece. In order to make it spinnable, I have to comb it with my Alvin Ramer Combs - hand carding is out of the question and the drum carder makes a terrible mess out of it. Posted by Picasa

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