That little package I got in the mail on Saturday exploded when I opened it. I have no idea how anyone shoved that much fiber into such a small bag.
It was these folks actually. That's supposed to be only 18 ounces. It looks like a whole sheep to me. Or at least half.
I have never washed Polwarth before. I spin it a lot. It's very soft so I suppose it's going to be fragile during the washing process.
It doesn't have clearly defined locks like some other sheep but I was able to pull off chunks. I am going to wash them one by one like I wash Merino.
I bagged up some odds and ends to see what would happen in a mass scouring.
The locks got the basin bit. See the bobby pins? I used those to hold the locks intact while they got their dunking.
This particular batch washed up nicely.
The bag I washed is so so. I think it may be too fine for the carder. Combs maybe? I need to do some homework.
My plan is to do the washing during the Tour and put them away for spinning later. I hope to have a bag full by Paris.
Etsy just told me that the fancy fiber I had bought for the Tour hasn't even left California yet so I had to go stash diving once again for something to put on the sad little Ladybug that has been sitting empty all week. I picked this up at the MDSW in May. I should have just spun it in the first place.