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The cat bed….

….is (hopefully) felting in the washing machine as I type this.

I used the Tunis sheep wool I’d spun (hated that wool, it was sticky and I think old and it was VERY DIFFICULT to spin), some of the brown Corriedale, various commercially spun wool odds and ends, and a little of the Icelandic handspun left over from the Veste Everest pillow.

Hopefully it will felt evenly enough. The cats won’t care, though.

4 comments… add one
  • Anonymous April 8, 2008, 6:36 am

    I’m so sorry you didn’t like the Tunis wool. Obviously you got the wool from the wrong breeder. Trust me when I say (since I breed these animals) that my Tunis wool is soft, silky and lofty. Some of my girls are a little more downy than others, but I micron count and cover everyone so you would never be disappointed.
    Laurie Andreacci
    Laurie’s Lambs

  • ~~Sittin.n.Spinnin April 8, 2008, 7:11 am

    I am also a spinner/tunis shepherd, and likewise am sorry you had a bad experience with your tunis wool. If you would like to try it again, please contact me as we will be shearing this month and I will send you a couple ounces of raw tunis to play with. Tunis in my experience is always fun to spin, but because it is a dual purpose breed, some breeders don’t pay close attention to wool quality. This is why you will find flocks like Laurie’s where the wool is soft and silky, or mine (just starting my flock and selective breeding), where the wool is anywhere from soft and silky to downy like suffolk wool but IMO, not quite as harsh.
    Becky Pennington
    Rockin’ T Ranch

  • Steph April 8, 2008, 7:16 am

    thanks guys — sorry if it sounded like I was blaming the entire sheep breed — I wasn’t! — I do think it was my particular roving that I purchased.

  • ~~Sittin.n.Spinnin April 8, 2008, 9:49 am

    Didn’t think you were; we just want everyone who comes in contact with the tunis breed to have a positive experience! 🙂

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