Fiber Processing

Dog fur getting a bath.  It's washed and rinsed at least once.  

Once the fur fiber has been washed it is layed out on screens to air dry.

This is the fiber drying on a screen outside with netting over the top to keep it from blowing away.

This is our "new" drum carder.  This allows us the ability to blend more fiber in a more timely manner.  The fiber on the tray is the natural colored wool & the black Newf fiber, when blended creates the grey colored Rolag laying across the natural 

Yellow wool blended with brown Newf fiber plied with a variegated Merino wool.

Brown Newf Fiber
Brown Newf Fiber

Brown Newf fiber ready to blend & card with yellow cheviot wool.

Brown Newf Fiber & yellow wool
Brown Newf Fiber & yellow wool

Blending & carding

Rolags
Rolags

Rolags are the blended & carded product ready to spin.

Bobbin with brown Newf fiber
Bobbin with brown Newf fiber

Bobbin on the spinning wheel is filling with spun wool & Newf fiber

Brown Newf & yellow wool yarn!
Brown Newf & yellow wool yarn!

Single ply of yarn.

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Kenai is modeling the hat but he isn't really a hat kind of guy!!

Red cheviot & Newf fur

Red cheviot wool blended with black Newfoundland dog fur.

Red cheviot wool & black Newf fur

Red cheviot wool blended with black Newfoundland dog fur.

Carding red cheviot & black Newf fur

Red cheviot wool blended with black Newfoundland dog fur.

Carding the wool

Red cheviot wool blended with black Newfoundland dog fur.

Red cheviot wool & black Newf fur

Red cheviot wool blended with black Newfoundland dog fur.

Being spun on the wheel

Red Cheviot Wool blended with Newf fiber in the process of being spun into yarn,

Spun & plied

The red wool & newf fiber blend plied with a variegated merino wool. This is the same merino that was used in the example with the yellow & brown Newf blend.

Spun, plied, on the knitty knoddy

After the wool is spun & plied it is wrapped on the knitty knoddy to count the yardage, and skein the yarn before it is balled.

Red wool blended with black Newf fiber and plied with a variegated Merino wool.

Processing Precious the Rescue Newfs Undercoat!
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Precious
Bag of undercoat from Precious
Bag of undercoat from Precious
Precious undercoat in the first wash
Precious undercoat in the first wash
Batt of Precious fiber & wool
Batt of Precious fiber & wool
Precious Fiber on the bobbin
Precious Fiber on the bobbin
Fiber from Canada!
Bag the fiber arrived in from Canada
Bag the fiber arrived in from Canada
Washing the fiber
Washing the fiber