don't yo ulove it when you find something you have been searching for .....in this case, a fleece from a Gulf Coast Native Sheep. This breed was brought to Florida by the Spanish in the 1500's and it flourished despite the heat, humidity and insects. A hardy breed! (I ordered it from Shirley, at Westwinds Farm on Etsy, a farm in Michigan)
The box arrived quickly and inside was this fleece in a nylon laundry bag. I like the extra touch!
I will enjoy every step of this process-the skirting has already been done so there is no waste on my part! (and no waste in the fleece-literally!)
The fleece is from a lamb, Rudy, from his first cutting so the fiber will be soft and next-to-the-skin wearable.
I can't wait to get my hands on this fiber for carding and spinning. (I will be dyeing it after spinning-maybe.)
Well, as soon as I can get it away from Sketch, who is just as thrilled about its arrival as I am!
I didn't show her the bag opens up to this! (About 3 1/2-4" locks) And it smells wonderful!