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July 01, 2008


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Janice in GA

Jeezopete, that's brilliant! I wish I'd thought of it.


That is totally cool. It probably has other arts/crafts applications, but I'm not sure what they might be.
PS I love the duckies in your tub.


Completely confirms for me why I buy roving. Nasty business, that.

Deborah Robson

Ah, Leslie, this is especially grubby fleece, selected so it will show the effectiveness of the process.

Just for you, I'll be sure to take some pictures of relatively CLEAN fleece later in the summer.

Rosemary in Colorado

I'm running down to big lots tomorrow!!! I washed fleece today and daydreamed about how handy it would be to poke holes into the bottom of a plastic bin (my cat's litter box gave me the idea...) But, I think I'll buy two so that I can put the fleece into one sifter and then place the other sifter on top, and swish it in and out of the sink to rinse well. Thanks for the tip!



Wow. I go away for a few days and you're showing me stellar roses, fabulous ideas for fleece washing and the expert scurf removal system. Obviously I have to read your blog even while travelling! The weirdest part is that I am possibly going to run out of canning jars, and my best supply is always at Big Lots. I guess I was going anyway?! :)


Yep, just brilliant! I'm up to my knees in fleeces needing washing, so this is VERY timely! I work at a "Lots"-type store, so I'll have to take a stroll over to the pets section today and see if we've got these, too. Thank you for the great idea!
And, love your roses, too. I'm also a big fan of the older roses - love the big floppy singles.




yeah, I need to get one (some?) of those! It would be great for fleece sold in the locks ~ like Wensleydale or Teeswater. Thanks for the tip!


Genius! Why didn't I think of that. As you can imagine, I wash a lot of fleece. I'm on a quest now!


I wanted to thank you for the great post on using the litter pan for cleaning fleece. As soon as I read about it, I went out and got a set and started cleaning the Cormo fleece I picked up at Lambtown in Dixon from Sue Reuser. It worked like a charm and kept the structure of the fleece/locks intact! Your blog is a wealth of information. Thank you again.


Thank you for a great idea. I got a set at the "Mart", and have been using it for a lot of Rambouillet that I was given. It works wonderfully.

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