Time is precious—we only limited hours for our fibre love. I decided early on, that I will do the grunt work, so that you (my client) can use every minute to just play! I wash, sort, dye, sort, reprocess and bundle these locks. If one remains frizzy after I put on my magic touch, it goes into the fluffiest bag. I’m often asked how to know the quality of these scrumptious fibres. Here is what to look for: •uniform lock structure, •gloss/shine, •not feeling brittle, •clean straight tops (if they are fluffy on the top, depending on what you do, you will need to trim them —so you are paying for something you are not needing). Last time I checked, pure Teeswater is only available from England, as it is not possible to import rams, just their semen, which is then bred into a mixed breed doe—at most, a North American Teeswater is 99%of the breed. Another decision is that I only purchase top quality raw locks and pay fair living wages to my shepherd (he supports a family with his earnings).
The first batch of these amazing locks have been washed, sorted, dyed, dried, rinsed, dried, sorted, squished back into gorgeous curls, resorted, trimmed, weighted and bundled. Next step is ribbons and labelling. Besides making sure that I source only the best fibre (which can only come from healthy, well kept animal), the labour in processing these locks is “very involved” (grin). These are amazing for … lol you get the idea. .