Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Washing the wool

On Sunday, we went to a Christmas craft & cookie fair in Puerto Octay. It was in an old barn which is part of the local museo.
Here is Emily learning how to spin wool.

A little gingerbread house

We bought these felted wool animals

So the next day Emily and I tackled the big job of washing our big bag of dirty wool
Here is a piece of the unwashed in the middle of the washed and drying wool

Here is all the wool from 3 sheep drying on our picnic table

The first rinse was in the sheep water tub
We used some dish detergent
Then a final rinse in a small pan
picking out bits of manure and sticks
and then a drying in the sun & wind
It has to be handled carefully so it doesn't turn into felt
I found a friend who is going to show us how to card and spin so that will be my next post!


  1. We looked at this Christmas night, will all the family looking on as we strolled through the pictures. :) How long does Emmy get to stay?

  2. Thanks for stopping by!

    Emily leaves on the 3rd and will be back on the 4th.

    Thanks for looking out for here for us when she is there.