Delaine Wool

Well, ages and ages ago I bought some washed fleece. About 4 ounces of delaine wool. I struggled to process it, and worried that my equipment was the problem, and got uninspired and put it away for many years. But, I recently got this wool back out, made some rolags, and spun it on support spindles.

As it turns out, I think the wool itself just wasn’t a great fleece. It IS, however, extremely soft. So that’s awesome.

I ended up, after plying, with 275 yards of 3 ply yarn.

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It was spun long draw, it’s super soft and bouncy, and I didn’t pick ALL the nepps out. Just most of them. It’s sort of uneven, but it’s a lot better than I hoped for considering the quality of the wool itself!