Fleece 2013

Some of the fleeces are ready to post. Some close-up shots are missing as they didn’t come out well, and I need to re-take them. Coming soon! All fleeces were covered.

UPDATE 5/6/13  All fleeces are sold except one: Colleen (picture to come)

GABRIEL  ****SOLD**** ******Maryland Sheep and Wool, Fleece Show and Sale GRAND CHAMPION!!! *****

He also won:

*1st place Medium Wool
*Best White Handspinning Fleece (Jane Hyland Award) 
*Division II Champion (Best White Fleece of Show)
 

He sold at auction for $31.25/lb for 6.75 lbs.

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The 4 ribbons on the right belong to Gabriel!

The 4 ribbons on the right belong to Gabriel!

GRETCHEN ****SOLD****

This is Gretchen’s hogget fleece, she is 1 year old.
3.75 lbs for $18/lb  ($67.50 total)

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FELICIA****SOLD**** (Won 4th place Medium Fleece, MSW 2013)

Felicia won blue ribbon last year at Maryland Sheep and Wool for Medium Fleece category
She is 2 year old ewe.
5.5 lbs for $21/lb  ($115.50 total)

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ELLIE ****SOLD****
Ellie is a 3 year old ewe.   6″fleece (close-up pic to come) Her fleece is cloud-like and will wash to a pure white.
8.75 lbs for $18 ($157.50 total)

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COLIN ****SOLD****(1st Place Corriedale MSW 2013)
Last year won 2nd place for Corriedale at Maryland Sheep and Wool (better up-close picture coming)
5 year old wether.
7.25 lbs for $23/lb ($166.75 total)

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4 Responses to Fleece 2013

  1. Lisa says:

    How do you wash it?

    • Julie Helms says:

      I don’t. I have to show and sell them “raw”. I’m not a spinner but I think they use Dawn dishwashing soap gently in a tub.

    • I prefer to spin it before washing it and then washing the yarn. These are very clean fleeces but full of lanolin and a delight to spin “in the grease.” I do have a fleece I didn’t get around to spinning and after a year the lanolin is hardened so I have to wash it first. I will soak it in the tub in hottest water with vinegar and Dawn detergent, drain and do it again several times, followed by multiple rinses.

  2. Lisa says:

    Fascinating to this suburban girl; thanks for sharing!

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