Soon I’ll get an email from Deb at the Vermont Fiber Mill letting me know my wool is ready.
It’s a big and special batch this time. I dyed more wool than usual, for the first time will have barber pole wool (a twist of natural gray and white) and I’ll have some natural wool too which I think works nice combined with the dyed colors. I kept Suzy’s wool natural for Wendy who lost her wool in one of the California Wildfires last year and I’ll have a small batch of Zelda’s wool, some of it already spoken for.
Because there was so much wool and I got a lot of it dyed, it cost more than usual. But my wool has been selling well so I’m feeling pretty confident it will be a good investment.
Then in October, we’ll shear the sheep and do it all over again.
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Thank you Maria!
I was just thinking the batch of zeldas wool you will be receiving soon will be very special / I was thinking one might make a little something for yourself with it as a little keepsake along with your photos and memories . Something personal like a hat or scarf / or I can see swath of material that you attach to a coat or sweater with a jewelry pin ( maybe even a shaped like a sheep / aaah a button of headshot photo of Zelda/ or small swath laying on one of your tables with photo of zelda / yeah I ‘m pretty sentimental… l have a necklace and bracelet made of the tail hairs of my horse who passed
It’s a nice idea, Diana. I may just keep some for myself. I actually like the idea of a bracelet.