So That’s Where All The Pillowcases Are…Taking Inventory

Good morning!

Another ‘weekend’ for me and I’ve decided to include fleece inventory in my cleaning – more of  a thorough spring-type-cleaning than I usually do 🙂  I *think* I’ve gotton most of my clean fleeces together now and WOW – I think I can spin for the next year without really needing to buy anymore, lol.  Here’s a pic…

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Yep, lol.  A little bit carried away.  But (in my defense), quite a bit of this was free so how could I help it? 🙂  There is still some awaiting washing, in bins, both alpaca and wool — as well as the bin of clean soft-as-a-babys-skin alpaca, of a much higher quality than the alpaca here in the pillow cases.

The group includes;
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Free meat sheep fleece – three bags full! – black, very springy, good for socks/mittens/scarfs and outerwear.

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Free meat sheep fleece, I presume suffolk/suffolk cross – both lamb and young adult – great for socks, mittens, outerwear, felting – springy and very white.  I have managed to stuff this into one oversized pillowcase and one of those shopping bags.  I believe I have more of this if I get around to washing it.

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Silver/black and red mohair – great for blending for socks/mittens/outerwear.  ‘Nature’s Nylon’

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A full bag of mid grade alpaca (free!) which I’ve found is excellent for spinning for mittens and the lighter shades dye wonderfully for stranded colour work.  I blend this with wool to give it a little bit of memory.  I also have this in two lighter shades….

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And yes, there’s more…

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This is some Border Leicester that I purchased last year – lovely, long and silky – great for blending for socks or anything where you want to add some silky strength.

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This is absolutely lovely silver shetland fleece (about 1.5 to 2 fleeces left) which I absolutely think is a staple fibre.  I’ve belended this with so many things! Spins up lovely on it’s own too 🙂

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This is probably my current favorite fiber.  Purchased from Raspberry Hollow, it is a mixed breed lambswool which I cannot remember, with excellent crimp and beautiful softness.  Love it.

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And finally – some really wonderful icelandic lamb fiber purchased last year from a local ebay seller.  soft and silky!

More to come – I’ve got to see what I’ve got in bins and then there’s going to be the yarn to go through, lol.  Oh yes, and the cotton.  And the silk. Probably a little bit of superwash merino to rediscover as well…

Happy fiber addictions people!  We could do worse things 🙂

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