We are currently Making balls of lovely quality wool which came in large bags from our local charity run scrap store Trysordy (Treasure house). The wool looks like a tangled mass, but winds quite well into balls.
If anyone has a spare moment or is sitting watching the television they are winding the wool into balls. It has become a bit of an obsession.
We have separated the wool into two piles as some of it has grease from the machines at the ends, although this does wash off quite well. The whole house now smells of wool and engine oil.
Some of the wool is what is left on the cones, which is much easier to use. The paler colours will be ideal for dyeing.
It seems that it was donated to Trysordy by a nearby woollen mill which makes beautiful Welsh blankets.