Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Alice, oh Alice

Cormo fleece

Close up of Alice's locks Meet Alice. Or, more accurately, Alice's fleece. Alice is a cormo and is soft and lovely and a little bit in need of a wash. So I designated Sunday the first of many wash Alice's fleece days. (Basically, I want to stay home and clean Alice but that would interfere with my day job, which I need so I can continue to buy more fleeces like Alice.) Alice's fleece isn't really all that dirty as Alice was covered.

Some locks ready to be cleaned Locks in a "delicates" washing bag just the way I was taught.

One bag of locks soaking Soaking in a scouring liquid of hot, hot tap water and Method dishwashing liquid. When I learned to scour fleece, we used Dawn. I had Method on hand so that's what I used.

Cleaned locks spread out to dry Washed locks spread out to dry.

All in all, a good day to wash Alice! (I purchased Alice's fleece from Sue at Cormo Sheep & Wool Farm.)


Julia said...

Alice is beautiful! Sue does have the nicest Cormo fleeces. Umm, that reminds me, I have two CSW fleeces that need to be washed! Yikes!

aija said...

Oh, the white is glorious!