Posts Tagged ‘sheep smell’

Wet Sheep

January 22, 2010

It always amazes me that some wool can still smell so much like sheep when it gets wet, even if it has clearly been through several commercial processes – hardcore washing, dyeing, washing again, carding, combing.  And it’s always a surprise, because you just can’t know when you throw a batch of freshly-spun wool in the sink to soak if it’s going to smell or not.  I suppose some people might find it distasteful, but I love it.  It reminds me where the fibre that I spend so much of my life working with came from, and takes me out of my urban basement suite and off into the green pastures, if only for a moment.

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