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Chris H

  • Joined Oct 2011
Do you still have fleeces from last year?
« on: February 10, 2020, 12:53:47 pm »
Hi, if you do still have fleece, we are a small business offering to turn them into unique and beautiful rugs, we take the fleece just as it comes from the animal, you just need to post, interested? this is our facebook page pop over for a look, and thanks for reading. https://www.facebook.com/coloursfromthecroft
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silkwoodzwartbles

  • Joined Apr 2016
Re: Do you still have fleeces from last year?
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2020, 01:20:36 pm »
Are you looking to buy fleeces to make into rugs to sell, or are you looking for people who want their own fleeces made into rugs?

Chris H

  • Joined Oct 2011
Re: Do you still have fleeces from last year?
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2020, 07:39:56 pm »
Hi, we offer to turn your fleeces into rugs for you, sorry if that was not clear.
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landroverroy

  • Joined Oct 2010
Re: Do you still have fleeces from last year?
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2020, 10:34:11 am »
I'm interested in how you  wash them. Do you just rinse in cold water, or use a machine with soap/detergent to get the grease out?
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in the hills

  • Joined Feb 2012
Re: Do you still have fleeces from last year?
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2020, 11:36:08 am »
How much are your rugs, Chris?

Chris H

  • Joined Oct 2011
Re: Do you still have fleeces from last year?
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2020, 12:35:51 pm »
Hi, for a rug 30 X 50 inches (the loom and I have yet to go metric) the cost is £150 incl postage, we do a small fire side size 25 X 40 for £100. We do a trade price for 5 or more as many farmshops and breed groups are now selling them. We can send a sack to make sending the fleece easier. What fleeces do you have?  Cheers Chris https://www.facebook.com/coloursfromthecroft
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Mel

  • Joined Jan 2019
Re: Do you still have fleeces from last year?
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2020, 02:47:33 pm »
How much /many fleece is in a 50 x30?

Chris H

  • Joined Oct 2011
Re: Do you still have fleeces from last year?
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2020, 03:45:42 pm »
Hi Mel, for that size around 3 kilo depends a little on the breed. Chris
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Anvia

  • Joined Jun 2017
Re: Do you still have fleeces from last year?
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2020, 07:40:20 pm »
Does your rug making process work with alpaca fibre?

Chris H

  • Joined Oct 2011
Re: Do you still have fleeces from last year?
« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2020, 01:12:13 pm »
Yes, in fact it seems I work these days with more Alpaca (and llama) than sheeps fleece. If you can pop over to my facebook page you can see the latest rugs from Alpaca. https://www.facebook.com/coloursfromthecroft
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in the hills

  • Joined Feb 2012
Re: Do you still have fleeces from last year?
« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2020, 03:03:52 pm »
Thank you, Chris H. We have 7 Soay sheep.
Is there fleece suitable?
Would there be enough from 7 do you think?

Chris H

  • Joined Oct 2011
Re: Do you still have fleeces from last year?
« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2020, 03:13:18 pm »
Is to shorn? or rooed? either is workable and 7 fleeces would do it, if not the larger then the smaller size.
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in the hills

  • Joined Feb 2012
Re: Do you still have fleeces from last year?
« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2020, 07:26:29 pm »
They are rooed but we cut stubborn fleece off using dress making scissors!


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I swapped last year's fleece with someone living locally for some prepared fleece for my needle felting so it would be this year's fleece in the spring.

Chris H

  • Joined Oct 2011
Re: Do you still have fleeces from last year?
« Reply #13 on: February 15, 2020, 07:51:36 pm »
That would be perfect, let me know when you want to send. Thank you.
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in the hills

  • Joined Feb 2012
Re: Do you still have fleeces from last year?
« Reply #14 on: February 15, 2020, 08:27:28 pm »
Thank you. Will do.

 

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