I recieved some wonderful Zwartbles fibre from Chrissie to experiment with as part of our collaboration, I am IN LOVE with this wool! What I got was a beautiful dark brown fibre and it just felt wonderful to lay it out and work with. Amazingly it did not have anything like the usual shrinkage rate of approx 30% but it did felt down into a beautifully strong and fine piece of fabric and was not spongy at all. This had been a worry for me initially when I realised it was not shrinking much but no fear, it felted brilliantly! I’m not going to post pictures up here yet about what I actually made (keeping that for the book, almost there!) but if you are interested in reading up about this breed and marvelling over some great photos check out the Zwartbles Sheep Association’s website. Off for another spot of writing now, please bear with these sporadic posts with few pictures until at last this collaboration is finished and ready to print!