We went to a local country fair this weekend ' The Tendring 100 show'. What a brilliant day out! We came home laden with free gifts, full bellies and great memories. The children tried pond dipping, american football, golf to name a few. They decorated biscuits and
made craft items.
The biggest marquees were full of groomed, brushed and clipped show animals. There were rabbits the size of a large babies, rats, chickens, cows, goats and dogs. My favourites were the sheep. This got me starting to think about wool. That and the crochet session last week! (I've had another few goes and am slowly getting it)
I don't really know that much about modern techniques for making wool. I've had a go at the traditional carding methods and seen people spinning on a wheel. I thought I'd blog about that but then I found this super serene video on Youtube about hand spinning. Not for fun or to 'craft' but to keep warm and I had to share. My first try at adding a video to the blog. Fingers crossed!
Don't fancy all that hard work?
Please click on the images below for a direct link to FOLKSY and ETSY shops that both make and sell these amazing yarns.
Winding the Skein