Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Combed top

I sent Zeilingers 16.5# of VMy, but very fine and soft Shetland neck and VMy kid mohair. They had to rewash it and the grease loss was 2.74 #. The waste (noils and VM) loss was 1.52#. I sent all different colors of neck wool-most was white, light grey, moiget or musket, but about 1/4 charcoal/black or fawn/moorit. The combing removed all the VM and noils and also removed dandruff. (Some of the mohair had dander and I was so happy it was combed out as I knew I was taking a chance.) I am very happy with this top!It's for sale Now maybe in the winter I'll make a shawl from some....


  1. Thanks for posting this Laura. I've been saving all my very fine but VMy neck wool for ages, wondering if Zeilingers would be able to make it into something useful. I think I will try sending it in now that I've seen how yours turned out.

  2. I'm still waiting for my "Combed top". How long does it take? It's the first time I've used Zeilingers.

  3. It took 2-3 months to get done. They probably will take longer in the Spring/Summer than Fall/Winter as more people send fiber in the Spring/Summer.