During this time of unease i am De- stressing by working through my stock of fleeces .
I have many Shetland fleeces both from our own sheep and a few other Scottish areas.
I love the versatility of them both of colour range and texture .
A fine footed sheep well suited to the Highlands and lowlands of Scotland.
The named colours can be quite an education .
11 different colours are accepted and many different markings with Shetland Island names like Yuglet ,Katmogget , Gulmogget and many more tongue twister names .
We have had Shetland sheep here at the station for many years and love the wiley nature of these delightful creatures.
With the amount of rain we get here in the Highlands often the fleeces we get are more suitable for felting than carding for spinning .
This week i have been working on both but have fallen in love with this Moorit fleece
I felted into a rug .
Its large for a Shetland and very fine .
I paired it up with some humbug coloured natural blue faced Leicester wool and then a couple of hearts in a brown Lincoln Longwool fleece .
So three different native wools merged together with soap water and love ...ahhhh