raven ranson wrote:Wow! $140 a pound for a raw fleece?! Fantastic. She says she grows the fleeces to over 12 inches long with no vegetation in it, to get that price.
The coats are really interesting. Even more interesting is that she doesn't coat the ones she wants to grow the extra long wool.
Mostly I just love the dogs. When I get enough sheep, I want a pair of dogs like that.
Interesting what a hot dry area she's in. Many of the fine wool breeds like merino come from hot, dry places like (in the case of merino) Spain. I wonder if her climate is part of what makes the wool so fine?
I have spun her fiber quite a bit and the long fleeces are definitely not fine like merino, what they are is lustrous kind of like angora (mohair). One of the best parts of her fleece is that those wools pick up color in such an amazing way. I do make wearable yarns out of her fiber but definitely not something shaped like sock or gloves! Mostly it is just amazing to play with and stare at...I make embroidered landscapes out of the wool by tacking down the wool in different shapes to represent trees and people and it is the simplest form of embroidery...and I sell the for a lot of money so it isn't just about the artsy fartsy part of me. Her Scrap Boxes are just a great way to get introduced to different luxury fibers in amazing colors. Yes, I do have a pretty powerful girl crush on her and her processes!