Most of my friends and blog readers know that I am an avid crafter and artist. (If you haven't figured that out by now, you really haven't been paying attention...) I have been crocheting and knitting for many years, and last year my friend Mary taught me how to spin yarn. Spinning is something that got put on the back burner with all the other things going on in my life, but recently I've had a renewed interest in spinning and natural dyeing.
So there you go! That is how I got from a bag of raw wool to being ready to spin. I have cleaned 3-4 buckets of white fiber, 2 of black fiber, and I have only made a dent in the amount of fiber left to clean. Needless to say, this will keep me spinning through the whole fall and winter. I have enjoyed using the clean wool in my natural dye experiments. Pretty soon I will have my own hand dyed and hand spun yarn.