Weaving for Meagan has taken some time to get underway. Meagan first approached us early in 2022, asking if we could weave some of her wool into curtain fabric. It was the beginning of quite a long process, involving people skilled in their part of the wool production sector.
We call this slow fashion! Meagan has been involved in every step of the process.
Firstly the sheep were shorn. Two bales of the 2022 wool clip were sent to Timaru for scouring. Then to Wild Earth Yarns in Christchurch to be spun into yarn suitable for weaving curtain fabric.
We received the yarn, in the first week of May 2023.
Here are images and descriptions of the process ... from yarn to fabric.
As this fine merino yarn is not chemically shrink resist treated we recommend washing
gently by hand using and eco-friendly wool wash. Dry flat. Cool iron.
DO NOT MACHINE WASH OR TUMBLE DRY!