This past weekend I trekked to Pennsylvania for a Spring Fiber Retreat. I found out I loves my fleeces! Beth, the owner of the Spinning Loft, taught us all about different sheep and fleece prep and spinning at her mom's B&B in Linfield, PA.
We each had clean little fleece samples to try
My faves to spin were Cormo and Lincoln.
The coolest locks were on the Scottish Blackface - easiest to process too. Just pull both ends!
I liked the Cormo so well that a pound(ish) of greasy fleece jumped in the car and followed me home.
But that's OK, because I learned a new way to wash locks!
We also shopped in the mini Spinning Loft.
These pictures of the shop were after the ravening hoards had plundered it for the piles that were adjusted (upward) each day.
We also spun on the patio in the sun, and tried everyone's wheels. Of course we also ate and drank exceedingly well. Got to keep up one's strength for wrangling fleeces, and rolling on the floor laughing!