Deyaneria on June 29th, 2012

          Here are a few pics of the flood destruction the next town over had to endure and is still dealing with:     First 2 photos by Gabor Degre from Bangor Daily News.     Pics by Kayla  Bailey from the Bangor Daily News. New Batts for the Store!   […]

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Deyaneria on June 27th, 2012

  The gorgeous characteristics of the Border Leicester wool are some that spinners long for. The wool is  long and lustrous with a 38-30 micron count.  This  fleece falls in well defined  locks with curled tips , and  usually measures 6-10 inches, with shorter lengths the first year.  Border Leicester’s can be sheared once or twice a […]

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Deyaneria on June 25th, 2012

Border Leicesters are  a breed of sheep that originated in Northumberland, England. The name comes from their birthplace near the border of Scotland . It is believed that the foundation stock was  Robert Blackwell’s improved or Dishley Leicesters.  The ewes were either Teeswater or Cheviot although there is debate as to which was used. Perhaps both. By the […]

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Deyaneria on June 22nd, 2012

    Here is how it looked when I finally got the editing and stuff done. Racka Fiber:       And finally let me know in the comments below which stitch markers you like best,          

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Deyaneria on June 20th, 2012

   I was amazed at the length of the wool in some of these pictures. It seems that racka’s come in 2 varieties. There is one that has brown hair covering the legs and head, the fleece goes from dark brown to light brown and white. The other color is solid black with age the black […]

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Deyaneria on June 18th, 2012

  Racka Sheep are wonderfully primitive and unique sheep. They are attention grabbers due to their unusual horns which appear on both sexes. These distinctive animals originated in Hungary and have been around at least since the 1800’s (when they were finally documented). They are a hearty breed being multipurpose for wool, milk and meat. […]

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Deyaneria on June 15th, 2012

        Congrats to the contest winners!!!! Rambouillet fibers:       In the excitement and distress  of having no internet and this weeks contest, I just realized this is my 200th post!!!!! I’ve decided to do a quick weekend contest for fiber. Anyone who responds to the blog by monday 7am will […]

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Deyaneria on June 13th, 2012

    As I was doing my research I found a very interesting sentence “The fleece was valuable in the manufacture of cloth, at times being woven in a mixed fabric of cotton warp and wool weft, known as delaine.” It got me wondering what delaine was so……..   delaine, ( French: “of wool”) any […]

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Deyaneria on June 11th, 2012

The Rambouillet is also called Rambouillet Merino or the French Merino. The development of the Rambouillet breed started in 1786 with Spanish Merinos. Outcrossing with English long-wool breeds and selection produced a well-defined breed with a larger body size and longer wool. This made it a dual purpose breed. In 1889, the Rambouillet Association was formed in […]

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  pictures from this weeks video       Now for the new Batts                Remember to enter in the contest leave a comment on this post, you have until 11:59 pm on June 14, 2012.

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