Wow! I know elite alpaca fleeces look good, but they look even better when the skirting fairy has been through them.
After reading about the skirting fairy on a fellow blogger’s, blog, I was so jealous as my own skirting technique is absolutely horrendous.
It’s quite sole destroying having a beautiful fleece in front of you only to find after hours of hard work, your left with a pile of bits.
So I knew I’d have to find her and somehow entice her onto our farm.
Guess what find her I did 🙂
Today we were so lucky and honoured to have the above mentioned fairy pay us a visit and boy was I impressed.
What normally takes me hours and hours of dithering and poking around, resulting in me pulling great chunks of fleece out willy nilly, was done in a quarter of the time.
No big chunks missing and the fleece is still whole and looking even more beautiful than before, amazing!
Whats even better is she’s coming back next week to do some more. How happy am I?
Seriously It’s great to watch an expert at work, they make it look so easy.
I can see now where I was going wrong and just how heavy handed my previous attempts have been.
I don’t think I’ll ever be an expert but I certainly have a lot more understanding of how a show fleece should be prepared.
I’m feeling quite excited, normally I start of with at least six fleeces that I’d set aside to enter into fleece shows, but after I’ve finished skirting I’m lucky if I have one left that still fit to be entered 🙁
Last year I excelled and two fleece actually survived my administrations, but this year who knows?
If my very special little fairy comes back as promised I will have loads of lovely fleeces to choose from, Happy Days 🙂