|Spread it out on the kitchen floor, and admire all that dirt and grease while you can.|
|Divide into bite-size pieces!|
|Soak in some hot water and unicorn power scour, rinse (soak in clean water), and repeat.|
|Mix some dye in a pot, cook (but don't boil) the clean fleece in it, drain, rinse in some slightly soapy sink water (hot) and then some clean water, drain and squeeze in a towel.|
|Spread out the damp fleece to dry.|
|Spread the fleece out thinly and pick out the grass, beetles, felted lumps and dirty tips. Find yourself a slave to crank the carder handle 50,000,000 times.|
|Stop to compare|
|Spread the whole fleece out on the bed and take pictures :)|
I dyed 11 of the 14 lots, and left 3 the natural color. My 1.4kilo fleece is now down to 982g of good stuff, and it's ready for the Mix Cycle.
Next: Mixing the reds, purple and blues with some mohair. That is, after I see a lady about a loom!