Given that I just taught a course on fibre prep, I figured I ought to do a little prep of my own with the Stansborough Grey fleece I bought recently from International Fleeces. I actually bought a bit more (well, a lot more) when it came on sale a few weeks ago, and stocked up on the light and dark grey varieties as well. (And in case those of you who took my Fibre Prep class were wondering why I was so eager to have you take the rest of that white fleece off my hands, this is the reason.) As a fleece, it really has very little lanolin, which came out easily in hot water and Unicorn Power Scour. The pictures, again, don’t do the lustre any justice:
I’ll comb and spin the three colours separately. I haven’t picked a project yet but I want to spin it fine enough for weaving, and with winter (and radiator heating) coming on I imagine I’ll be using some combing oil to counteract the static.
I can’t wait to start working with it!