Wednesday, September 17, 2008

A Surprise Arrived: Luxurious Wool Fluff

Yesterday, FedEx delivered two large boxes. I had no memory of ordering anything, let alone anything that big! WHen I saw the address label though I knew that it was my dirty fleece returned hom to roost (or spin or felt as the muse dictates). This had been a straight off the hoof fleece - dirty as all get out and I had not imagines that much could be salvedged from it. I thought I might get a bag of clean wool - I got 4 bags ! They cleaned 18.25 pounds of wool and I don't think that too much was lost ! It is a beautiful brown charcoal color - and will make some wonderful pieces I know!
Everything about 13 Mile Lamb & Wool company in Belgrade,Montana pleases me. You ship your wool out with no real idea of when it will be back . These great people do an amazing job - & come as close to truly turning a pig's ear into a "silk" purse as any business that I know of! They send an invoice with the delivery - you pay - that's that. Now I just have to plan projects that will best showcase this dreamy wool! Maybe I should sell some of it!
I had to add a shoe to the photo to give you some idea of how large these bags are.

4 comments:

StegArt said...

Well I'm definitely looking forward to seeing what you do with all the wool.

Laura said...

What beautiful wool!

(And I love your new layout!!)

Vicki W said...

You'll have some fun with that!

Sandy said...

WOW! That's a lot of raw material. After washing one myself, I'm all for letting someone else do it.

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