So I found time to skirt 8 more fleeces today. There’s Heidi’s fleece.
She has a pretty moorit Shetland fleece with some VM and weathering but is not tender or felted. It weighs 2# 12 ounces. Here are links to photos of the cut side of the fleece and the locks. Her fleece is for sale for $10 per pound,
Then there’s Jocko’s fleece.
He is our mioget (golden brown) Shetland ram. His fleece is quite pretty and crimpy with very little VM. There are some second cuts. His fleece weighs 3#. Here’s his cut side and locks. His fleece is for sale for $10 per pound.
Now here’s Rhett’s fleece.
His ram lamb Shetland fleece is unique. It is soft, double-coated and spotted. There is a small amount of VM and unfortunately a lot of second cuts by the shearer. It weighs 1# 10 oz. Here’s the sheared side and locks. I will keep this fleece and try to carefully process it for my own use.
Here’s Jemima’s fleece.
Her Shetland lamb fleece is long, crimpy and soft. Unfortunately it has a lot of VM and had rooed and felted so had to be heavily skirted. It then weighs 12 ounces. Here’s the sheared side and locks. I will not sell this fleece and will try to carefully process it for my own use.
Here’s Suzette’s fleece.
Here’s Moll’s fleece.
Her Gotland fleece is soft, had almost no VM and some second cuts. It was partly felted and this was skirted off. It weighs 2# 12 ounces. I will combine this with her fall fleece and send it to the mill to be spun. Here’s another view of her fleece and her locks.
And finally Tanya’s fleece.
Now I am about half way done with skirting the fleeces!