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Wash Wool or Other Fibers for Spinning.

How to wash fine wool fleeces

How to wash locks of fine wool. Margaret Stove uses a similar method

Spinning and plying two 8-oz braids for long color-changing yarn.  Must try this!

Spinning and plying two braids for long color-changing yarn. Just a photo, but it sets out how to combine a solid and a variegated braid to get a gradient yarn set.

Crochet magic circle! GREAT tutorial!

Free Crochet Patterns You'll Love Crocheting

Another Magic Loop method. In this method, you can crochet a large number of stitches and then close the middle, no more struggling to put 18 double crochets into a chain 4 ring.

Milo Knows: How to wash a fleece...

I washed and dyed (part of) a whole fleece! UPDATED with yarn images - FIBER ARTS - Several months back, I went to the Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival, and picked up my first unwashed fleece; I got a ten pound bag of unwashed border l

This website is full of fun and interesting info about Alpaca fiber:  "Alpaca is 3 times warmer than wool and much finer. It does not contain natural grease like wool, therefore it is not necessary to clean it before spinning it into yarn. Alpaca comes in a variety of colors, (22) which allows hand spinners to work with the natural color of the fiber instead of using dyes to introduce color into the yarn..."

This website is full of fun and interesting info about Alpaca fiber: "Alpaca is…

Know Your Wool.... via ilovecharts

got wool - the different kinds. So weird, my boyfriend and I were just discussing last night why Angora goats make Merino wool. Came from a animal.

Preparing Wool for Yarn - Part 1: Shearing,  Picking and Washing Wool Tutorial on Build an Ark at http://www.buildanark.net/index.php?pages/Preparing%20Wool%20for%20Yarn%20-%20Part%201.html

Preparing Wool for Yarn - Part Shearing, Picking and Washing Wool Tutorial

Spinning Jacob Sheep's Wool

Many months back I sauntered on down to the Puyallup fair grounds for the Shepherd's Extravaganza , a part of the Spring.

How to wash wool, Fiberartsy.com

How to Wash Wool and Fiber without felting it

How to Wash Fiber and Wool without felting it! This cleaning technique works great on all animal fibers including sheep wool, mohair (goat), alpaca, etc.

Spinning your own yarn - from how to pick what sheep to raise - to knitting the final product.

And of course, the Merino sheep. This is the most common wool used in my hand felted gnome hats. This site has all the info from raising sheep to knitting wool.

Learn how to spin your own wool - free eBook from Spinning Daily:  A Guide to Spinning Wool: Learn How to Spin Wool from Rare Sheep Breeds and Other Wool Fibers

Don't Miss These Free Yarn Spinning Projects & Tutorials

A Guide to Spinning Wool: Learn How to Spin Wool from Rare Sheep Breeds and Other Wool Fibers - Media - Spinning Daily

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