"Ruby" - entire washed fleece (100% Shetland)


This specific washed raw fleece is from Ruby and is a lovely grey and silver color. The variations from lighter to medium greys/silver will give great depth to your yarn. You will receive 2 pounds 1 ounce of fiber.

I like to have control of the whole "sheep to shawl" process, but I've also come to see that I have time and resource limitations! In that spirit, I have taken several fleeces to America's Natural Fiberworks mill, which is only about an hour from me, and had them do the first step in the processing. They tumble the raw wool to remove VM, then use Unicorn Power Scour to scour the wool. I pick up the cleaned wool, and can put my time and energy to the rest of the processing.

If you find yourself in the same boat - not enough time or resources to do the washing of the raw fleece, this is for you! As you can see from the pictures, there will still be some VM in the fleece, but it cards out quite easily. I have a drum carder and hand cards, and both worked very well to remove the remaining VM. I will also send your quantity through the fiber tumbler again to get as much of the VM out as I can.

This fleece is SE2SE eligible - please write me a note so I can include your sticker.