/ by: RoseHoffaQuilts

Fleeces Have Arrived…

Remember when Julie and I picked up these fleeces at NH Sheep and Wool about a month ago?  Well after the show they winged their way to Spinderella’s in Utah.  After about a month stay, where they were washed and carded into beautiful roving, they winged their back home.  Both Julie and I received our new stash acquisitions the same day.  My little helper is checking things out.

I’m not sure you can actually see them all.  There’s a 4lb fleece in the back, so 5 bags total.

The fleeces have arrived 6-17-2009 4-39-44 PM

We split a big fleece this year (the one in the back).  A beautiful, lush cormo and we asked Spinderella’s to add 25% Tussah silk to the roving.  This turned out gorgeous.  I can’t seem to get a photo that will do it justice.

75% Cormo and 25% Silk blend  6-19-2009 8-36-35 AM

Again Spinderella’s did a fabulous job.  They really know how to handle fine fibers and I can’t wait to spin the new fleeces.  I really have to get out there one day and meet them and get a tour.  I figure I may be able to do it as a two prong trip as I also want to see Best Friends.  I would love to take a tour there and visit with all the wonderful folks and animals.  Ever since I’ve read their wonderful book…

I keep thinking “one day, for sure.”   If you want to read a wonderful, inspiring book that will make you laugh and cry, this is the book.  It also has great photos of the compassionate folks who started this wonderful place and of some of the animals we get to know through the pages.

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  • Your trip will take you from one end of the State to the other with many beautiful placed in between. Better plan to stay for awhile. 😉

  • Pounds of roving??? POUNDS of roving?? Wow, you are a more ambitious spinner than I. But the sheen of the silk calls me….

  • COMMENTS (3)

    1. Carol 19 June - 2009

      Pounds of roving??? POUNDS of roving?? Wow, you are a more ambitious spinner than I. But the sheen of the silk calls me….

    2. julie 19 June - 2009

      Gorgeous roving isn’t it? It certainly made my day to open that box.

      You can look Coco but no tasting!

    3. margene 19 June - 2009

      Your trip will take you from one end of the State to the other with many beautiful placed in between. Better plan to stay for awhile. 😉