This weekend I decided to wash some of the masses of raw wool I have. This is a small piece from one of my sheep she is a mixed breed meat sheep. Here it is before washing.
I put it a large tub with hot water and dish soap.
Here is the water after the first soak. The problem with a dark fleece is you can never see how dirty it really is. Here is the water after the first wash.
I washed it 3 more times then gave it a rinse. The water was still to dirty and I washed again. So I had to wash it 5 times. Then I rinsed it twice, the first rinse had some vinegar in the water.
Here it is all dry. I don’t know if I will card it or use chunks of it to make something primitive looking.