Now that all the shearing is done, its time to decide what to do with all this wool! Most of it will be sent to the mill and turned into yarn to be dyed and sold through The Unique Sheep. And, of course, I’ll keep some for myself. But for those of you who would like to get to know the flock in a more hands on manner I’m putting together little sampler kits. They come in 4 or 6 packs and you get 1/2 oz of raw wool from each sheep. You choose which sheep you want to try. If you’ve never worked with raw wool before I’m working on a tutorial. Every fiber artist (spinner, weaver, knitter, crocheter, etc) should experience wool in its raw state at least once, even if you decide that washing and preparing a full fleece isn’t for you. The small amounts in the Sampler Packs are easy to wash in the bathroom sink- no special equipment needed.