Lamb Hide Followup

So from yesterdays post, the brown curly hide is the hair sheep and the fluffy white one is the wool lamb hide.

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Here it is green washed and wet, ready to be scraped and salted..

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Here it is dried, stretched and rolled..

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Here is the mock-up of the little sheepskin cutch purse I am going to make, I think it will be lovely when finished

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3 Responses to Lamb Hide Followup

  1. Did you do something specific in your treatment that relaxed the crimp of the fibers? Or was it a type of sheep that wasn’t kinky to begin with? Our wool hides still have crimp to them after processing.

    • It has to be a breed related thing I have done a number of the newborn-stillborn curly hair sheep over the past ten years but this was my first wool stillborn lamb hide and I was surprised at just how straight and fluffy it turned out.. I did the very same process on both of them, a very old fashioned salt cure, with a egg yolk instead of chemical or brains.

      Honestly not sure. I will need a few more hides to work that are wool to comepare, I have a girlfriend with a much larger flock then me and I have asked her for any of hers as I know I want to know if its not just hair vs wool but if the breed of wool sheep effects it.. or is the process I am using?

  2. Kathleen says:

    Looking good, well done.

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