The September Fiber in PortFiber’s Maine Fiber Club is Coopworth.
I hand combed this fiber after a brief tutorial from Casey. (Thank you!) I found that hand combing fibers really hurts my hands. Not sure if I’m doing something wrong, but my joints got very achey after making just a few balls.
This is how the locks looked out of the bag, pre-washed.
I combed them out and used a sewing bobbin as a diz.
Ready for spinning:
It took me most of the month to comb it, then it spun up really quickly. I liked the slightly sticky feel of the remaining lanolin in the wool.
Coopworth is a longwool, with a high micron count, so it spins really easily, but the finished product is rather scratchy.
I decided with the second half of it to blend it with some angora from my bunny during the combing to soften it up a bit. I liked that effect.
Not sure what I’d do with this, but it was fun to spin.
Coopworth blended with Angora: