One thing that I have always wanted to do, but had not had the time for, was to wash and prepare a fleece for spinning. This year I have the time.
My good friend Niki and her husband Rob have a flock of Cheviot/Alcott, primarily a meat bread, and kindly offered me a fleece to practice and hone my skills on.
I thoroughly enjoyed the process (which is good, I have lots more to do), especially the combing and dizzing. I think I need to work on the washing a little bit better, but so far I am happy with the result. I can’t wait to see how it spins up.