I decided to do an entry on my passion-spinning. You'll see that I did some things wrong, but I thought that I'd post this anyways.
We started with a sheep and we sheared her. I didn't take pictures of that whole process, but suffice to say, I still need practice.
Here is the raw fleece, unwashed-
I wash it with Dawn and Borax, then wash a second time with Dawn, rinse until the water runs clear. Don't agitate too much as this will cause felting.
I put the fiber into an orange bag and let it partially dry-
Then I spread it out on a screen to finish drying and fluff up a bit.
Here is the washed wool-
Next I fluff it some more, or if it's slightly felted, I hand card it a bit and then put it on my drum carder.
I think I'll finish this post in another entry. I have a few more pictures.
So on to post #2.