A week or so ago I spotted an advert on eBay, 2-3 kilo of fleece, not whole fleece and a mixture of Charollais and Beltex. Simply a bag stuffed full for £5 plus postage.
I have never spun either of these breeds, one of which is not in my book of breeds so really didn't know much about them, so I thought I would take a chance on it.
So into the buckets for a soak, a wash and a rinse
and onto the line to dry out. first two bags are dry ( originally 3 bags but pinched one back for the next wash)
The longer sample on the left is the Charollais, more creamy in colour than the Charollais which is oaty in colour.
I don't know if these are typical fleece for the breeds or even which part of the fleece the samples come from.
I think I will be spending the holiday weekend washing fleece!!