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Why Oil a Fleece?

Greenland Gown Project

Hi everyone! Glad to see you here!

This past week I was asked an interesting set of questions on the face book Greenland Gown Research/Recreation page. I gave a Cliff Notes version of the answer and so would like to expand on that information.

The question and request is as follows. “Tell me about oiling fleece. Why does one do it and does it need to be done on all fleeces?”

Update 11/11/13

Greenland Gown Project

Hello all of you out there,

This is a short update to let you know that I am still alive and working.

Had a bit of a health issue these past weeks that slowed down the blogs. Nothing very serious and I am recovering well.

The next blog post of substance will be out in the next day or two. The topic is oiling wool after scouring to make carding and combing much easier and the wast less. This oiling process will wash out with the normal after spinning processes used to set the twist and cloth finishing.

Thank you again for your patience and continued support.

Be Well,