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Spinning Plans for Clementine

A few months ago I purchased 8 ounces worth of locks from a shop on Etsy called FarmSpun, based in Middleton, TN. The locks came from a sheep named Clementine, and she's a BFL + Romney + Finn cross.

The locks were beautiful! A creamy white, with gorgeous lock structure. I didn't really know what I was going to do with it, so for a week or two I just admired and squished them all in the bag they arrived in.

Clementine - BFL Romney Finn

Clementine in the pot

After sharing on Instagram, and talking with some friends, I decided to dye the locks and then flick them open afterward. The only thing left to do was to choose colors. Oh, and decide whether I should spin all of the same colors together or just blindly grab the opened locks and spin whatever is in my hand. That's all. Oh man.

Here's a sampling of some of my favorite locks after they were dyed:

Clementine all dyed up

Gorgeous, right? So, so, so mermaid-like. Love them.

Clementine dyed dried and being carded

I'm in the middle of flicking open and hand carding the locks to make them easier to spin. I've completed about 3-4 ounces, so I still have about half way to go. Waiting until then before I start spinning them may be too difficult a challenge.

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