Thursday, August 02, 2007

Skirting fleece

This is my skirting table. It's four saw horses and four sections of 8 foot California closet components. I wired two closet sections together and did that twice. I can fold them up and slide them away between shelves in the garage when they're not in use - the same with the saw horses. My father would be mortified that I even paid for saw horses. He made the ones I grew up with. Note the appendage attached to the right one - that's neighbor dog Sammi. Our Queenie, Buster is on the upper left, a blue body and red legs - Mister Camouflage. They both loved the smell of dirty wool.

I just got an email from Shari at Morro that she had received the box of fleeces that I sent, and she said the silver Merino was a dream. It's from one of Wayne Jesko's lambs and the last fleece that I will have from him since he has moved to Oklahoma. He took a teaching position back there so he could be near his aging parents. There are many wool processors and wools. We all have favorites, but from my experience I can tell you that Shari has returned perfection to me, not matter what I have sent her. I wish I could show you the butter of a roving she returned to from the black merino/cormo I sent her. She works magic with my dirty Shetlands.

Twenty four hours in a day just aren't enough. Dear God.......

3 comments:

Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

My "skirting table" is a nice big piece of rigid horse-panel fencing that I prop between the big rolling trash bin and the big dog food bin! Hmm, Rick took off with my piece of fencing; I've got to find out what he did with it....

Answered your question about WW on my blog.

Leigh said...

What a lovely picture! Wish I had room for a skirting table. Mine is a large sheet spread out in the living room with cats supervising.

Thanks for the link to Morro! I was just visiting another blog that was talking about sending fleece off to be processed. I need to consider doing this too. (But not with my Shetland :)

Purple Fuzzy Mittens said...

I also swear by the processing done by Morro Fleece works. Yesterday I received back 5.75 lbs of the most gorgeous light grey merino. I was headed back out the door so I grabbed a hank and a handspindle. It spun like a dream! My fleece was also from Wayne. One other point: Your skirting table also makes a great dyeing table!