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  • in reply to: Welcome to BCSBA #715
    BCSBA-Lorry
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    Just a thought…. some of our members do go to the World Congress of Coloured Sheep… last time round it was held in Paris so there are links between the coloured sheep groups internationally …

    in reply to: Should we ignore all unnatural coloured fibres? #537
    BCSBA-Lorry
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    What items are you making from you mix of colours, Jane? …. when you get the chance of time ….. sorry I posted my last message twice !

    in reply to: Should we include Angora goats? #528
    BCSBA-Lorry
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    I think not! While appreciating coloured mohair and even cashmir fibres to spin the Association is about high quality coloured wool and historically was in response to the culling of any lamb that came from the shame of having recessive genes (that did exist) within the major ‘White’ breeds of sheep.
    The Wool Board and commercial dyers did not want the ‘white’ uniformity of fleece contaminated by coloured fibres.
    Stock and price offered for the wool was affected if coloured genes or fibres were present…….
    Coloured wool is valued by spinners and craft people but still thought worthless by the WMB.
    WHY stop at goats…….. what about Alpacas, Angora Rabbits (aka my Henry Bunny) I had my Beardies and now my Skye Terrier fibre to spin – yes the dreaded Dog Fur ….. in fact the Bearded Collie Rescue group was the folk, who got me involved in spinning as they knitted items to sell for the cause!

    in reply to: Should we include Angora goats? #527
    BCSBA-Lorry
    Moderator

    I think not! While appreciating coloured mohair and even cashmir fibres to spin the Association is about high quality coloured wool and historically was in response to the culling of any lamb that came from the shame of having recessive genes (that did exist) within the major ‘White’ breeds of sheep.
    The Wool Board and commercial dyers did not want the ‘white’ uniformity of fleece contaminated by coloured fibres.
    Stock and price offered for the wool was affected if coloured genes or fibres were present…….
    Coloured wool is valued by spinners and craft people but still thought worthless by the WMB.
    WHY stop at goats…….. what about Alpacas, Angora Rabbits (aka my Henry Bunny) I had my Beardies and now my Skye Terrier fibre to spin – yes the dreaded Dog Fur ….. in fact the Bearded Collie Rescue group was the folk, who got me involved in spinning as they knitted items to sell for the cause!

    in reply to: Should we ignore all unnatural coloured fibres? #526
    BCSBA-Lorry
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    Use white to make a contrats!
    And if you have been to any of the Show we attend then you will have seen THE FARM!
    Our experiment in using a SINGLE dye pot to make full range of greens simply from using differing coloured hanks of spun yarn from Lesley Wickham’s flock!
    ALSO
    BUT within each hank, the subtle tones (dark fibres) and tints (paler fibres) meant the colour is not flat and bland … BUT is Alive – something I learnt from the Chief in charge spinning at Cold Harbour Mill, South Devon some 30 years ago. The yellow yarn I was purchasing, at the time was plied from different coloured singles – lemon/sunny yellow and even an orangey yellow! The effect was attractive and eye catching!

    in reply to: Should we ignore all unnatural coloured fibres? #525
    BCSBA-Lorry
    Moderator

    Use white to make a contrats!
    And if you have been to any of the Show we attend then you will have seen THE FARM!
    Our experiment in using a SINGLE dye pot to make full range of greens simply from using differing coloured hanks of spun yarn from Lesley Wickham’s flock!
    ALSO
    BUT within each hank, the subtle tones (dark fibres) and tints (paler fibres) meant the colour is not flat and bland … BUT is Alive – something I learnt from the Chief in charge spinning at Cold Harbour Mill, South Devon some 30 years ago. The yellow yarn I was purchasing, at the time was plied from different coloured singles – lemon/sunny yellow and even an orangey yellow! The effect was attractive and eye catching!

    in reply to: Welcome to BCSBA #469
    BCSBA-Lorry
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    Trying another test …cause I didnt find the posts in the other ones…XXL

    in reply to: Welcome to BCSBA #333
    BCSBA-Lorry
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    Hi Anthony, I can see and post in this part of the forum.

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