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