New Lambs – New Spring Dyeing

January 30, 2009 at 8:03 pm 6 comments

Last weekend’s shearing was just in time!  The first two of this season’s baby lambs have arrived at Forevermore Farm!  Debbie sent me pictures to share.  Here’s Stephie II and her new little one:

stephieiiAnd here is Brownie and her newborn lamb:

brownieandbabe

No, the babies aren’t swapped up – and I don’t have details on the daddies, but aren’t they both cute!  (I may have to lay claim to that cinnamon-colored lambs first fleece!).

I have wool from both these mother sheep (last year’s shearing), already processed to roving.  Brownie’s is already in my shop in it’s natural color, and I spent last Sunday dyeing up a some of Stephie II’s wool for my shop.  Here are some dyepot pictures of her wool:

p1250013-0221 rovingdyepot1

And do you remember back in October when I blogged about washing those two raw fleeces that I got from a different farm at the Virginia Fall Fiber Festival?  I finally decided what to do with the white one (from a ewe named Maddie).  I divided it up into small batches and dyed it in different bright tropical colors, to use for blending and lock spinning.  Here are some of those fresh from the dyepot:

locksdye

Here’s close-up of the chartreuse locks soaking — so yummy!

locksgreen And that’s all for now!

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6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Ann  |  March 13, 2009 at 1:20 pm

    Are you using an inbox tray from an office supply store in your dye bath? What a great idea!

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  • 2. Alpaca Farmgirl  |  March 20, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    Love this post! Adorable pictures of the lambs. Cute as can be. And it’s neat to see the dye pots. I’ve been wondering how that is done. I could look at these beautiful, colorful pictures all day. Hope you don’t mind, I linked this to Fiber Arts Friday. Loved it so!

    Reply
  • 3. TStone  |  March 21, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    What kind of sheep are these? Merino?
    The little lambs are so cute!

    Reply
    • 4. wildharedaily  |  March 21, 2009 at 5:43 pm

      They are primarily Coopworth (some may be crosses with other breeds).

      Reply
  • 5. Diana  |  March 24, 2009 at 12:45 am

    Oh those fiber batches are just gorgeous! Great job! and the babies are precious!

    Reply
  • 6. Alpaca Farm Girl » Fiber Arts Friday  |  March 27, 2009 at 10:44 am

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