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Uses for low quality spring fleece

 
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Hello,

I have a handful of icelandic sheep and we've just done our spring shearing.  Our shearer said she would probably just mulch the fleeces.  It's true, they don't look great and I'm not completely surprised.  Several of the sheep had started to molt.  A couple of the sheep spent the winter mostly outdoors.  The fleeces are a mix of white, black, grey, and brown (moorit).

I wonder if there's some other slightly more valuable use that such fleece can be put to than mulch, though.  Anyone have any ideas?

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Low quality fleece is just fine for felting.  There are loads of tutorials online about felting.  Felt pieces can be used to make crafts or clothing items such as slippers and hats.

Here's an embroidered piece I made with felt from my sheep's fleece:

 
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You can use the dirty, low quality fleece as insulation in a double wall bee hive
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