Sheep to Skein

Step 1: Shearing

First we’ve got to get the wool off the sheep!

Step 2: Washing

Fleece UnwashedFleece Volume Pot CompUnwashed Fleece In Bag120 DegreesDish SoapWash Water CleanWash Water PotDirty Wash WaterFleece Between RinsesSecond RinseFleece Rinse PotFinal RinseSpin CycleFleece In WasherWashed Fleece Screen Tree


Step 2a: Dyeing (optional)


Step 3: Carding

Step 4: Spinning!

I currently have three wheels. I do most of my spinning on a custom lateral-treadle wheel that The Man built me a couple years ago


But here is a little spinning action on my antique Scandinavian-

I generally use a long-ish draw technique that results in semi-woolen style yarn.