Barb: First you lay it out, and look for any second cuts or VM, and you pick those out.
Bagel: First you lay it out, take a gentle sniff, and then dive in!
Bagel: When you find a particularly smelly part, you roll around in it.
Kim: No more sheep for you, bad boy.
The fleece was a small 3 pounds, so we divided it into two laundry bags.
And gently dipped it into a steamy bath of hot water and Kookabura wool scour.
We wanted to test whether the wool scour worked any better than plain old Dawn dishwashing detergent, so we filled a second tub with hot steamy water and added two big squirts of Dawn.
Jen: I knew there was a reason we've moved this tub from house to house to house to house.
After about a half hour, we gently raised the fleece out of the water, and let it drain. Refilled the tubs with soapy/Kookabura wash, and repeated.
After two washes, we did a rinse in the laundry tub and then tried to spin the fleece in the washer. This is where Jen realized she needs a new wash machine, as this one cannot spin without a rinse cycle, which is what you need to do when it comes to fleece spinning.
At this point we abandonded all hope, left the fleece in a tub for Barb to take home and spin, and we moved on to the next experiment - Mike's Hard Lime drink. Oh, and someone got a lesson in drum carding.
What A Day! Thanks Barb and Kim for a fun afternoon!