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Author Topic: Another fleece question, where to get fleece washed and carded for felting?  (Read 2841 times)

Blacksheep

  • Joined May 2008
I have been asked by someone where she can have fleece washed and carded to have it ready to used for feltmaking, ideally in Somerset or nearby, can anyone help please?
thank you

MrsJ

  • Joined Jan 2009
I tried doing my own once.  And only once!  Very labour intensive.  Sorry that's not much help.

woollyval

  • Joined Feb 2008
  • Near Bodmin, Cornwall
    • Val Grainger
YES!!!!! I sold all my needlefelying machines and wet felting machines to The Natural Fibre Co at Launceston. Give them a phone and say Val Grainger sent you and they can take your fleeces from strainght off the sheep onto long rolls of felt to your specification.

Sorry I no longer have the facilities to do this as when I had Woolly Shepherd this is one of the things we did but since I sold it in 3 parts the Woolly Shepherd business that exists now only does a fraction of what we used to do. :)
www.berry land cottage.co.uk
www.valgrainger.co.uk

Overall winner of the Devon Environmental Business Awards 2009

Blacksheep

  • Joined May 2008
Thanks for the replies, think I will investigate the cost of having some fleeces prepared.   Also would you know where small quantities of naturally coloured carded fleece could be purchased from please?  We used to have a felt mill locally, Moral Fibre, but sadly it seems to have closed down now.

Bramblecot

  • Joined Jul 2008
Hi.  I have pm'd you.

woollyval

  • Joined Feb 2008
  • Near Bodmin, Cornwall
    • Val Grainger
I bought the machinery from Moral Fibre and it went with the other mill machinery to NFC when I stopped. Now NFC had one of my big wet felt tables and Norweft had the other one (01352 720382  email berryenterprising@supanet.com) You can purchase carded fibres from John Arbon or NFC or plenty of other places!
www.berry land cottage.co.uk
www.valgrainger.co.uk

Overall winner of the Devon Environmental Business Awards 2009

 

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