Wensleydale x Romney Locks - Strawberry Shortcake

Wensleydale x Romney Locks - Strawberry Shortcake


This strawberry shortcake may be more like the show than the cake, but don’t they look yummy?

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I confess, I’m a total 80’s kid. In fact, you may notice that some of the colorways I’ve come up with are reminiscent of that decade. I love the music, the movies and shows were amazing, colors were bold, bright and fun, and I even secretly still love some of the styles (oversized sweatshirts with leggings and legwarmers anyone?). Mullets can stay though… those should never be revived.

So when I was trying to think of a nice, pink colorway, I could think of few things pinker than Strawberry Shortcake (Mr. Bubble and Pinky Pie being two other options). Doesn’t matter what you call it, the pinks with a touch of peach definitely hit the spot.

These locks come from a fleece I ordered from across the pond, one that is a cross between Wensleydale and Romney. Some of the fleece’s locks more closely resemble that of Wensleydale (curly), and some are closer to that of Romney (crimpy/wavy). The curls are tighter towards the tip, but the base is soft, open and on the fuzzy side, making these great for spinning (especially tailspinning) and felting. This particular listing is for 1 (one) ounce of curly locks, which average 5-7” in length (8 if you stretch them out). Most are on the longer side. They’ve been pulled apart prior to dyeing, and as such are ready to work with straight out of the bundle.

These locks have been gently hand processed, carefully and lovingly hand dyed one ounce at a time with acid dyes and heat set. I always give my wool a wash post-dye in warm water with a bit of soap, followed by a rinse with vinegar and lavender (you won’t smell the vinegar, but you may notice some lavender) until the water runs clear. This is to help rinse out any dye that didn’t set. However, since each artist's water, soap, detergent and processing varies, there is always a chance that the wool may bleed some when wet felting (or washing post-spinning). If your final artwork or garment requires cleaning, gently hand wash in cold water and dry it flat.