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woollyval

  • Joined Feb 2008
  • Near Bodmin, Cornwall
    • Val Grainger
wool washing and felting!!!
« on: October 18, 2008, 09:02:19 pm »
We now can offer fleece processing in the Blackdown Hills!!

I have a small subsidiary of Woolly Shepherd called Woolly Waste and have just secured funding for a scouring machine( which is like a huge washing machine) to add to the carders and felting table already installed. All of this kit is available for hire with free training in its use so you can come along and be trained in the safe operation of the machinery and then can hire it to wash n dry your fleeces and/or card them and make huge quantities of felt!
Or.....once washed you can get it spun by hand or if sufficient quantity at Coldharbour mill, which at present can only process large quantities (always worth getting together with other breeders and doing a large cooperative quantity)

Fine wool is good for making into knitting wool.............but any wool can be made into felt with our machine!!
Felting tuition...(free) is available NOW and the kit for felying available now!! The scouring will be available from January at the latest.
Photos here of felt that can be made...........this is Ouessant , Zwartble and Jacob mixed
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/thewoollyshepherd/animals%20and%20garden/felt001.jpg
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/thewoollyshepherd/animals%20and%20garden/felt002.jpg
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/thewoollyshepherd/animals%20and%20garden/felt003.jpg
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/thewoollyshepherd/animals%20and%20garden/felt004.jpg
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/thewoollyshepherd/animals%20and%20garden/francenfelt054.jpg
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/thewoollyshepherd/animals%20and%20garden/francenfelt053.jpg
www.berry land cottage.co.uk
www.valgrainger.co.uk

Overall winner of the Devon Environmental Business Awards 2009

doganjo

  • Joined Aug 2012
  • Clackmannanshire
  • Qui? Moi?
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Re: wool washing and felting!!!
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2008, 10:16:07 pm »
Where are the Blackdown Hills?  Tried Flashearth and it's never heard of them ;)
Always have been, always will be, a WYSIWYG - black is black, white is white - no grey in my life! But I'm mellowing in my old age

garden cottage

  • Joined Sep 2008
  • forest of dean
Re: wool washing and felting!!!
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2008, 10:51:51 pm »
devon and somerset border?

woollyval

  • Joined Feb 2008
  • Near Bodmin, Cornwall
    • Val Grainger
Re: wool washing and felting!!!
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2008, 08:45:03 pm »
Yep the Blackdownd straddle the Devon Somerset border ...............the unit......which is and eco unit........housing the project is in a small village called Dunkeswell :)
www.berry land cottage.co.uk
www.valgrainger.co.uk

Overall winner of the Devon Environmental Business Awards 2009

garden cottage

  • Joined Sep 2008
  • forest of dean
Re: wool washing and felting!!!
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2008, 09:01:37 pm »
think we might have a little trip down to you,loads of ryeland fleeces

woollyval

  • Joined Feb 2008
  • Near Bodmin, Cornwall
    • Val Grainger
Re: wool washing and felting!!!
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2008, 11:03:50 pm »
No problem! let me know when!
www.berry land cottage.co.uk
www.valgrainger.co.uk

Overall winner of the Devon Environmental Business Awards 2009

 

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