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Heather Dewey
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Hi I'm a weaver. Recently stared weaving rugs from raw fleece. The fleece is not washed before weaving, just lightly hand carded. Afterwards I wash the rug in a regular washing machine. This cuts out so much time! I love the finished product and hope to sell them for a decent price ... inspire more weavers to try it! I got the idea from this Irish woman on utube using fleece from the "milk sheep" up the lane ...
 
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This post is from the raising sheep only for wool conversation.  But it is such a great idea that a copy of it now starts this thread

Let's chat about this method.  I've seen a rug made like this and it's absolutely amazing! 

I wonder what ways we could prepare the wool for weaving like this.  Would hand cards work or is she using a drum carder. 
 
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