Here’s a little tip for you all that wash your own fleece that you may not know about. If you have a fleece that has VM in it, after washing and spinning the water out take a hand full and hold it by your finger tips and shake the heck out of it before putting it on your drying screen or whatever. You’d be surprised how much VM will fall out. I generally set up a screen just for shaking over to catch any fiber that comes off the bit in my hand and to catch the bulk of the VM so I can sweep it off the screen and put it in the trash. Be warned, the VM will fly everywhere so either wear goggles, turn your head, or shut your eyes when you’re shaking. You will end up with VM on your clothes and even in your hair if you do it right;) If you do shake out your fleece before drying it it will dry faster BUT it will not stay in perfect lock form. I find doing this helps significantly reduce the amount of VM in a fleece though it will not get it all out but it certainly makes combing faster since there’s not as much junk to comb out. Here are two examples of my shaking……
Grab a hand full and shake…..I find an up and down motion works best, but that’s my preference. Example #1 is using Rambouillet.
Kid Mohair fleece…..with silky curly locks shaking is a bit tricky since it doesn’t stick together like wool, smaller handfulls work better.
NECESSARY WARNING: The tines are blunted on the ends but still sharp and will cause injury unless all due caution and care are employed in their use and storage. Please do not use these in close proximity to others or pets. Do not allow others unfamiliar with combing to use these without direct and constant supervision. Do not allow children of any age, convicted felons, former presidents of the U.S. or other questionable individuals to use or have access to these. Please store them immediately after use to prevent inadvertent injury to yourself or others.