Saturday, 17 August 2013

Micro Plastic

I don't buy synthetic yarns anymore, first I found having skin problems wearing synthetic fabrics and mostly it's a large source of ocean pollution. You can read this article:  Every time you are washing synthetics you are feeding the ocean plastic, then the fishes are eating it and lastly you are eating those fishes.
Cutting your synthetic fabrics and plastic use is important if we want to keep this planet alive.

Watch this video if you want to learn more about this topic.

Thursday, 8 August 2013

From Raw to Washed

Raw English Leicester fleece.
Same fleece washed, it's very nice light and soft, can't really see on the pictures but it's got luster. I really like the colour it's a mix of silver and fan on the tips.

Next fleece is a raw white English Leicester.  As you can see there is a lot of lanolin and the tips are dirty.

Same fleece washed, after 2 baths and rinses it turns light and soft with a very nice luster, I still have to comb the tips to get what's left and I did care to not taking all the lanolin off , as I might dye locks or simply spin it as and washing the yarn later and it will be pure white.