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This is an introduction post to our ewe Ivy.

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I recently installed the lace kit on my 20 year old Majacraft Rose.  After I installed the high speed whorl I discovered that my drive band was stretched to the point that it barely had enough tension to turn the whorl.  (BTW it wasn't an authentic Majacraft band, I bought it before I became a dealer.  My cat chewed the original band to bits.)  I decided it was time to change my band so I went through the Majacraft literature to see how they recommended I do it. One thing to realize is that the wheels all don't share the...

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Freyja is a very flashy spotted ewe from our 2019 crop of lambs, named after Nordic goddesses.  She is registered as black even though most of her fleece is white.  What is making her appear white is that technically she is black with an enormous white spot.  Her fleece will be mostly white, with a few small spots of black and black/white fiber. Her dam is Blue Sapphire, one of our first fine shetlands born here on the farm. Her sire is Rush, who we brought in from another fine fleece shetland breeder, OK Acres. We knew when we put...

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Harry is our white ram lamb from 2020 - he has a very fine and crimpy fleece so we decided to breed him with a few ewes to see what he can do for our flock.

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I talked with an accomplished lace spinner and notes some of her recommendations and observations in this blog post.

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