I added some dishwashing detergent and hot water (as hot as my tap would make it) and left the wool to soak for 20 minutes each time. I changed the water regularly and before it had a chance of cooling down.
Post by Leonor (of Eleanor Shadow) on Jun 21, 2014 14:26:11 GMT
It's... wool from sheep Teehee!
Seriously, though, Zed - I really don't know, this was a sheep show and the animal was used as a demonstration for what shearing looked like, so he didn't really say (or I don't remember). I was just very cheeky and asked whether he'd sell me the wool, he did, and off I walked with a huge bag
Post by Leonor (of Eleanor Shadow) on Jun 23, 2014 11:24:21 GMT
Ann, I've been using it in almost all my projects (I use white core wool first, before I add the colour) and I can say I have just a little bit left
Nada, I believe I got about half a sheep. I did choose the best part - shoulders and back - so it wasn't too dirty, but make no mistakes, it was dirty! I just washed it really well and took my time picking out the little odd bits like straw.
Zed, although I approached this show and asked for fleece, I'll have to say he did mention he wasn't supposed to be selling, so if you happen to come across a show, remember to ask discreetly
Marilyn, I assume you're asking whether I did the washing outdoors? I wish I had an outdoors to do it It was all done in my bathroom. A word of advise if you do the same: make sure you use a protective net to catch the wool that's fallen out of the basin, and use drain cleaner once in a while to ensure you don't end up with clogged drains!
Would any of you care to see the rest of the wool picking process? I've got dry wool I'm cleaning right now, I could take some pictures of it.