As I explained in the last post I’m working on a custom fiber processing and spinning order for a customer. We had decided to blend 50% newfoundland dog fur with corriedale wool to make it more spinnable. This why I did a blend: Hair doesn’t have the scales the same way wool does to catch onto itself and twist as easily and I could card longer and shorter fibers together. I also knew that after washing I would have to pick the fiber so you lose some in the processing itself.
lovely fluffy carded batts to come……but before I do that I wanted to say that the newfie fiber is silky… not rough but has a prickle….. it did not pass the neck or bra test but it would make a lovely fiber for outerwear.
So what do you think of my batts?
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