We just had a great adventure this morning. We washed our first ever lamb’s wool. The kids have been knitting a lot, and really wanted to know where the wool came from… so we will be learning more and more about wool.
I watched a few online tutorials about how exactly to wash it while the kids were asleep, main point do not shake or stir, just push up and down with a ladle.
We dumped it out into a strainer and repeated many many many times.
Eventually we got clean ish wool. Which we put on a mesh strainer to dry.
Next we will learn how to card our wool.
These projects are all from the wonderful Christopherus curriculum.