Collecting fiber and sorting it on shearing day is the culmination
of 12 months of production, and it determines how it can be processed.
We do a preliminary sort as we collect fleece from the shearing station into one of 4 categories:
- Prime blanket fleece
- Lower regions (belly,
apron, lower leg)
Everything is collected based on these categories. As a rule, blanket
fleece and most neck fleece is processing quality; some neck fiber will be set aside for felting; lower areas are sorted by
color and prepared for processing into rugs. Very little ends up in the waste bin!
These are some of the rugs made from our fiber. You can see pictures of individual
rugs and some of our custom yarn in our online store by clicking the link.