SOAP WRAPPED-FLEECE IN YOUR HANDS-CLASSES AT SHEEP AND SHAWL

3 04 2014

Hello,

SOAP WRAPPED

I wrapped about 70 bars of soap yesterday.  It took half the day.

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GARDENER’S SOAP (LIME-BASIL)

I still have lots more to make, summertime has not been a good time for me to make soap so it has to be done when the morning temps are cool.  Another batch over the weekend I hope.

FLEECE IN YOUR HANDS by BEVERLY HORNE

There are so many kinds of sheep out there and  if your are buying local yarn or a fleece its good to know the best use for the yarn or fleece.  This book is a tell all in the best way.  I found it very helpful in my quest for a good fleece.

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It was published by Interweave in 1979.  For each sheep breed described, and there are over 15, she gives the characteristics of the wool, preparation and spinning of it, carding hints and recommended uses.  SOmetimes there is a knitting or weaving pattern for you to try.  

This small book is a great book to have even if you are a seasoned spinner.  You can still get it on Amazon. 

CLASSES AT SHEEP AND SHAWL

My class schedule is set for May and June and I will be teaching Drop SPindle in the fall.

Learn to Spin on Your Own Wheel in May

LEARN TO HOOK RUGS 

In this class we will explore rug hooking.  We will use yarns and all sorts of materials and learn to do some proddy hooking too.  This class will be loads of fun and a good way to use up your yarn stash.  Sign up soon at SHeep and Shawl.

Another beautiful day on the farm, sunny and the warm weather will stay through Monday when we will get a cold snap.  The snow will be melted by then.  Many thanks for reading my blog today, have a wonderful evening.   Carole