Sue Bundy, Solitude Wool partner, will be speaking and demonstrating to the Waterford Weavers Guild this Wednesday at their regular meeting. Topic of the day: how to evaluate and select a fleece (be ready for the fleece sale at Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival in May). Sue will cover the five broad categories of types of wool: Primitive (or double coated), Longwood, Medium, Down type and Fine.
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This is the season for woolen: warm, insulating yarns that are light in weight and cozy. But...you ask, what makes a yarn woolen? The short answer is woolen yarns are spun with fibers opened up, but going all which ways to trap air inside the yarn. They are lighter in weight, but warmer than worsted spun yarns. They tend to hold a shape, are not "hard wearing" and they can pill... but they are great for hats, blankets...sweaters, warm woolen mittens and other of my favorite things.
If you want a bit of a longer explanation...read on.