Sheep to Skein

Step 1: Shearing

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

Step 2: Washing

Fleece Unwashed Fleece Volume Pot Comp Unwashed Fleece In Bag 120 Degrees Dish Soap Wash Water Clean Wash Water Pot Dirty Wash Water Fleece Between Rinses Second Rinse Fleece Rinse Pot Final Rinse Spin Cycle Fleece In Washer Washed 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

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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.