Sunday, September 14, 2008

Mother Hildegard's Cotswolds

Oh ya, here she is! I got the Summer 2008 issue of Wild Fibers and they had an article about the nuns living at Our Lady of the Rock on Shaw Island. I borrowed this photo, taken by Linda Cortright. So the project I'm working on right now started as fleece from this nun's sheep!

This week-end I flick carded and spun up all the not-quite-pumpkin colored Cotswold. I think I'm suppose to use combs on these long locks, but I don't own any. The flick-carding went well. Now I have a sample in a dye bath to see if it's worth it to try to over-dye the skeins.

For those of you who are not familiar with fiber animals, the critter that Mother Hildegard is holding a finger up to is NOT a Cotswold sheep.

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