Thursday, 10 October 2013

Pickwickflock... Raw ram lamb fleece

Today I just received my firsts lamb flee from *Pickwickflock on Ravelry, it was fast as it's been shipped from the UK on Monday 7 and delivered in Canada by Thursday 10, it is a very nice fleece and it does smell good too, and it is soooooooooooo soft!!!!!
Nice shinny locks, average 5 inches quite long for a lamb :)

almost no vm , 
few dirty tips...
so I did a washing test...
as you can see for a first wash it's looking good

after the rinse I used a salad spinner, it's the best way to get most of the water off without hurting the locks structure,  it's not dry yet but you can see it's pearly white, lustrous, so mostly in average this won't need more than 2 washes and 3 rinses to have sparkly white tips, so it is an easy to wash fleece.  But I will see when fully dry I might just keep it that way as I want to keep some lanolin for spinning, and as per usual I always wash my yarn when done.


  1. Ooh looks lovely. Everybody is raving about these fleeces so of course my interest is peaked :-)

    1. Thanks for peaking :) The fleece is absolutely gorgeous, I mostly only flick the tips and open the locks, I do spin directly from the locks no messing with carding it. I'm spinning it fine as I would do for silk keeping all the fibers aligned, knitting with keeping in mind the fuzziness not wanting to knit it too tight like I would for kid mohair, it gives a lustrous stretchy fabric with a little fuzz. My resulting sample is soft next to the skin it is amazing, it could be use for anything lacy.