Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Prefelts Galore

Prefelts


Over the last few weeks I've been replenishing my supply of prefelts, concentrating on colors for a certain upcoming holiday!

The Pygoras have all been shorn; they were in full fleece and I was worried that waiting until spring for shearing would result in matted, unusable fleeces.  The shearing process wasn't pretty in the beginning because I do not have a stand with the proper fitting to immobilize a goat.  I finally found it easiest to just hold them in my lap while shearing.  There was initially some struggling, but once each goat realized I was relentless she relaxed and almost seemed to enjoy the process.  I enjoyed it too; it was somewhat contemplative and I enjoyed what there is of afternoon sun in early November.  Shearing took way too long and because I used scissors I left quite a bit of fiber, but that's ok since it's starting to get chilly here.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous colors, Diane!

BJGVET

Sojourner Design said...

Thank you Barbara. I think that what I enjoy most about dyeing fiber is putting the results together, even if that's admiring the fiber on the drying rack. One color is a pretty thing. It's the color mosaic that gets me going.

Raggy said...

What wonderful pre-felts Diane, the colours are spectacular. Are they for sale? I think if I bought some pre-felts I'd get far more felting done.
Sandie at Rag Rescue and Feltissimo

Sojourner Design said...

Thank you for your encouraging words Sandie! Yes, I definitely intend to sell prefelts online and now that the show season is over it's time to carve out a little time to do that. In a few minutes I'll be putting up a new post about that. I'm looking for a little technical information and hope that one of my readers can answer my question. Thank you so much for commenting; it means a lot to me. By the way... I enjoy your Rag Rescue blog!
Diane