Deyaneria on May 30th, 2012

Targhee Sheep average a good amount of wool. A ewe offers about 10-14 lbs of fleece per year. The staple is about 3-5 inches and the micron count is 21-25 making this a fine fleece. The locks are super crimpy with lively springiness. It is a gorgeous white but a matt white I think it will […]

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Deyaneria on May 28th, 2012

  I wanted to take a moment to thank all our veterans for their service. As many of my friends and family are or have been service members. As it is said some of them gave all and that deserves some honor and a moment of remembrance. Targhee sheep by Photojournalist Alton Strupp from flickr […]

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   I didn’t mention in the video that it’s Dwayne’s B-day today. Love you honey because I know you always check this out and read over my shoulder. lol Links Mentioned: Dorset Sheep Dorset Wool     Patterns Mentioned: Clarus Lion Brand Summer Cal Went Berrying Fibers: Sherbert P.S. If you would like to be […]

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Deyaneria on May 23rd, 2012

     I found my Polled dorset wool to be wonderfully soft with a springiness that was just wonderful. I had no problem keeping this fiber next to my skin for an extended amount of time(in fact I forgot it was there).  I only found references to this breed having white fiber.  Although the fleece […]

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Deyaneria on May 21st, 2012

    The Dorset Horn sheep is one of the earliest recorded breeds of British Sheep with the first Flock Book being established in 1892. The Dorset Horn sheep was soon engineered to be polled amazingly enough this took place in both the U.S. and Australia. Both breeds still maintain the attributes of the original breed. […]

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Deyaneria on May 18th, 2012

If you liked the new sound and text effects please let me know. I want to hear your comments. If you have questions about a certain part of processing fiber or about a certain fiber feel free to ask. Links from the video: Devon sheep Devon wool Knitter’s Block Links: Gaia Spinning Fiber […]

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 These sheep produce a heavy fleece it can range from 10-20 pds. The staple length is amazing at 8-12 inches. This fiber is considered to be a carpet fleece as it’s pretty coarse with micron counts of 30-46. However first fleeces can be incredibly soft. The locks are curly with a defined tip. My Devon […]

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Deyaneria on May 14th, 2012

    As I was researching Devon sheep I found some interesting facts. There are in fact 2 kinds of Devon sheep the Devon Closewool and the Devon Longwool. The Devon Longwool was originally the Devon Longwool and the South Devon Longwool or Cornwall Longwools. Talk about confusion! It seems that the South Devon Longwool […]

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Deyaneria on May 11th, 2012

  Here are a few more pics of Quiviut:          

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Deyaneria on May 9th, 2012

 As I was looking for information on Musk Ox, I found a very interesting program. Some wonderful people are domesticating a small portion of these awesome animals. The Musk Ox Farm in Palmer Alaska is wonderful 1930’s farm where they raise, socialize, and breed these beautiful animals. There mission states that “The Musk Ox Development Corporation, a non-profit […]

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