This has lead me to make these pillows, which remind me of the old bales of old time, they even have that smell about them!, minus the wool..
The numbers are our different birthdays and the brands are all brands that used to be stencilled onto the bales in the old days. Now days they use a marker pen and hand write them. The old bales used to be made of jute-which is like the burlap now. (just out of interest these are actually old feed sacks given to me by my sister in-law)
BIN-is a bale of wool made up of all left over wool from different lines.
EWE- this is ewe (female sheep) wool.
LBS-this is lambs (Baby sheep) wool.
PCS-this is pieces-made up of the dirty bits of wool taken from the edge of the fleece.
HGT-this is hogget wool (that is basically a teenage sheep)
Well I am off to milk some cows, so I hope you all have a great weekend, Michelle.