Jodi Barr wrote:I so want to learn how to do this. Unfortunately, I have not found someone in my community who teach.
Catherine Carney wrote:There's nobody in my community to teach either, but I've found a couple of really useful books: The Joy of Handweaving and The Weaving Primer that have gotten me started. I'm sure there are more out there, and probably youtube tutorials and such (love the internet for stuff like this).
Not to mention people on sites like this!
Catherine Carney wrote:Thanks Kadence! I'm an hour northeast of Columbus. I'm hoping that my life will slow down a bit and I'll be able to find a guild and attend meetings.
Of course, I also have to land a day job, shear my sheep, spin up my backlog of fleeces, keep the raccoons from eating my show birds, etc. There's so much I want to do, but not enough hours to do it.
Catherine Carney wrote:Lovely colors! What did you use?
Catherine Carney wrote:It's interesting when you look at plant compounds and chemical sensitivity. I wonder how many of us have sensitivity of one form or another to things and miss them because they're subtle and we're constantly inundated with various toxins from natural and man made sources.
Carla Burke wrote:R, how do you wash the locks?
r ranson wrote:Goat doesn't have a lot of lanolin so it won't need much soap.
The more soap you use, the more time and water needed to rinse it away. When I'm washing alpaca, I often don't use soap at all as the goal is to get rid of a lot of the dirt and dust. For my white alpaca, I use a pinch of orvas paste.
I haven't had much luck with Dr. B, but your water will be different than mine, so try small batches to see how it works.
Carla Burke wrote:For the next season, that's my plan. But, for this season... I have a feeling his fleece is a loss. :'(