Skirting a fleece
Here is a random photo of the raw wool, straight off the sheep's back. All kinds of debris and dirt. What you can't feel or smell is the lovely lanolin that permeates all the fibers. Can you see the gorgeous crimp of the fibres?
I've done two "screen's worth" now and I estimate that half the fleece is done.Next step will be to finish the other half of the fleece. The more I handle it the more eager I am getting to start spinning with it. It is of a very high quality and low micron count. It will make for a lovely soft wool.
Once the fleece is all skirted I will then move to the washing process.