Washing alpaca fleece

I’m trying to wash the alpaca fleece before combing and spinning it.

Basically I just took a bin, filled it up with finger warm water, added some soapnut decoction (made that myself, boiled 50 grams of soapnuts in a couple of cups of water for about 10 minutes) and then put the fleece in.
I let it soak over night before rinsing it in fresh water. But very carefully to avoid felting.

Now it’s spread out on s towel to dry.
This black fleece is so pretty. My mind is running wild with spinning and dying ideas. (Well, obviously I can’t dye the black, but I could combine it with another fleece…)


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