Skirting Ahead


Wool retreat starts today! Ahead of time, Laura and I skirted three fleeces from Woolweaver Farms that I was given when I bought the new sheep. This is extra wool for attendees to work with during the retreat. It’s washed now and ready for carding, so after shearing Annabelle, Crazy, and Ebby and skirting that wool, while it’s washing and drying, we will have this wool to start playing with right away. I’ll be back with reports!


  1. Diane says:

    That is a lot of wool! I love to see sheep being sheared. Such a cool process how they get that wool off of them.

    Have fun. Looking forward to all the updates of the retreat.

  2. rurification says:

    If you’re really brave, you can save all the skirtings and use them to make an indigo dye vat. I’ve done it – it works. But it stinks! They say that the best indigo dye vats were activated with the fermented urine of adolescent boys, but fermented sheep urine on the skirtings works, too.

  3. lauren says:

    Oh that sounds like so much fun! I hope you continue to offer this retreat, I couldn’t make it this year with buying and fixing up our new house but maybe next year 🙂

  4. nursemary says:

    Sounds like fun! I am sure Morgan is in the kitchen preparing the food right now. :hungry:

  5. Shine says:

    New follower to your farm…..hope you have this retreat next year….I’ll be there!!!!
    Can’t wait to see more!

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