Monday, November 14, 2016

Wool for next year Villaa ensi vuodeksi





Tänään kävimme hakemassa villaa ensi vuoden tarpeisiin. Käyttämämme villa tulee suomenlampaista Ulle ja Sebastian Nurmen luomutilalta Raaseporista. Tilalla on omat nettisivut, Bovik  ja he myyvät suoraan  karitsanlihaa, sekä myös kyyttö-naudanlihaa. Kannattaa ottaa yhteyttä, mikäli hyvä liha kiinnostaa, yhteystiedot löytyvät heidän nettisivuiltaan. Kuvat lampaista on otettu kännykällä, koska oikea kamera ei sattunut olemaan mukana, mutta näiden emolampaiden villoista kuitenkin tulee meidän lankamme:).
Seuraavaksi lajittelen villat sen mukaan minkälaista lankaa mistäkin säkistä tehdään, ja sitten viemme ne Pirtin kehräämöön, jossa ne kehrätään talven aikana meille langaksi.

IN ENGLISH
Today we went to pick up wool. The wool we use for our yarn comes  from Finnsheep from Ulle and Sebastian Nurmi's organic farm in Raasepori. They have their own web site where you can read more about them and their sheep and cattle, and look at the photo gallery of the work at the farm. The farm is called Bovik. They sell organic grown lamb meat, and beef from Finnish landrace called kyyttö, so if you live in Finland and are interested in tasty organic meat, please contact them through their web site.
My pictures of sheep are not good, they were taken with my husbands cell phone (we didn't have camera with us), but I wanted you to see those lovely Finnsheep which produce wool to Riihivilla yarn.
Next I sort out the wool and decide which kind of yarn is made from each sack, and then we take the wool to spinnery Pirtin Kehräämö where they spin the yarn for us during this winter. As you can see from the picture below, it is already winter here.




12 comments:

  1. I wore my mittens this morning, ones made from your mitten kit. Love and blessings to you as you create your lovely products to share with the world. You are such a blessing of peace to us all!

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    1. Thank you for your kind words! I am so very pleased that you like our mittens.

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  2. How lovely all that Fibre looks, thank you for sharing it.

    Irene

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  3. Yummy wool! My spinning hands can almost feel the lanolin. How nice that you're able to use fleeces that are local to you for your beautiful dyed yarns.

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    1. Yes, my hands were smelly and greasy with lanolin when we came home. No need for any other hand cream:) We have used Ulle's wool now for many years, they live in the same area as we do but closer to the coast.

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  4. Oh just so I did many years, up to three years ago. It was already a nice feeling to be there, to help and see the sheep with wool and later without :-). But it was not in Suomi than in Germany. I washed and dyed, carded and some times spun it myself for selling. A lot of work in autum and a long Winter.
    And now I can see the pictures with see silver car and the sackes inside. A deja vue to me, thanks so much.

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    1. Thank you! The sheep had been sheared already when we went there, but all the same, it is so nice to see the sheep and get my hands in the wool:) I'm happy that this gave you nice memories:)

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  5. how fortunate that you can follow the whole cycle!

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    1. Thank you neki, so we are:) It gives a different feeling to the yarn I use and dye.

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  6. I love your blog! I purchased some wool from you at the market in Helsinki a few years ago. The wool is gorgeous and soft. It is lovely to see the sheep and the raw wool. Thanks for sharing.

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