Today is fall shearing day. Danny Smith arrived to shear our 18 Icelandic sheep and 3 Angora wethers. As usual, the critters were not happy about being stripped of their wool, but we got through it without any fatalities or too much pain. All the fleeces are so soft and beautiful! I will be taking everything down to Gale White for processing on my way to the Master Spinners classes in Davis OK, on Sunday October 14th.
I am sooooo excited about going to the Master Spinners classes in Davis, OK. I am looking forward to learning loads of new stuff and meeting lots of fiber enthusiasts. Will certainly post about it when I get back.
This weekend was my birthday (Aug 4th) and I decided to spend the day dyeing!!! What fun. I dyed 3 oz batches of Icelandic Roving in to 15 different colors, using Kool-aid and the microwave. It was a very easy process and you can see from the picture that the rovings are just beautiful! Now I have dyed Icelandic and Alpaca fiber to work with.
Thank you for visiting BlackWater Treasures. Hope you had fun and perhaps learned a thing or two.