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Louise Gaunt

  • Joined May 2011
Jacob fleece lanolin content?
« on: May 03, 2016, 01:14:37 pm »
do Jacob sheep have a lot of lanolin in their fleece? I bought some carded Jacob blended with 10% mohair at a recent wool festival. It felt a little greasy whilst spinning, but now I have come to wash the yarn it almost feels more greasy than when I started! I have washed it in two changes of very hot water with lots of soap, which is they way I would wash raw fleece, and it still feels really quite greasy and the yarn is not blooming as I would expect. Shall I just keep washing or does anyone have any other suggestions?

Lesley Silvester

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • Telford
Re: Jacob fleece lanolin content?
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2016, 12:31:29 am »
I've never known any fleece to be that greasy.

Louise Gaunt

  • Joined May 2011
Re: Jacob fleece lanolin content?
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2016, 07:42:10 am »
After a further rinse in hot water I hung the yarn out to dry. It feels much better now dry, so I am not sure why it felt so odd when wet. I am planning to dye the yarn, so will see what happens then.

Lesley Silvester

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • Telford
Re: Jacob fleece lanolin content?
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2016, 12:22:39 am »
It'll be interesting to see how it turns out.

Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
    • ScotHebs
Re: Jacob fleece lanolin content?
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2016, 01:44:02 am »
It's a while since we kept Jacob sheep, but their fleece wasn't greasy, much less so than Hebs.
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Louise Gaunt

  • Joined May 2011
Re: Jacob fleece lanolin content?
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2016, 08:06:05 am »
Thanks for the information. As I said, I a, not sure why it felt so odd when wet, I wil see how it turns out when I dye it, I am hoping to,include it in a woven runner to go on our bed.

 

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