[Ansteorra-textiles] Introduction

Audette des Grenouilles audette at sapheron.org
Thu May 16 15:03:56 PDT 2002

Oh, what's the sheep breed?  I'm trying to learn of some period ones, and
am absolutely _hopeless_ at research...

See...  Sharing good information already.  Yay!  Thanks Clare!  This list
is wonderful.


On Thu, 16 May 2002, V. Owens wrote:

> Hi All!
> Thanks Clare for setting this up.  I love to ramble about fibers.
> I'm Meghan MacLachlan but most everybody calls me Kestral.  I live in
> the Steppes and have been pretty inactive for the last few years.  I've
> been dyeing, spinning and knitting for about 10 years and weaving for
> about 5.  I study Mediaeval and mid-1800's to early 1900's dyeing,
> knitting and weaving.  I've just returned from the Maryland Sheep and
> Wool Festival (America's biggest and oldest) and am all a-giggle over my
> rare breed sample pack, weeeee!
> I work at a Living History Museum and we have a small flock of sheep and
> I'm their Mom.  This year we took the authenticity plunge, no more
> electric blades, I've learned how to hand shear.  I'm no champion speed
> shearer, which is fine since the whole point is to educate.  Oh, you all
> will enjoy this - when we went to pick out the sheep for the 1861 Farm,
> I got to research and pick the sheep breed.  I managed to find one that
> has an early introduction date in American AND is documented to Scotland
> in the late 1300's, hehehe.
> Well that is all for now.
> Kestral
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