colored wool

colored wool

an inherited defect in sheep; tan or white; may be general or local, the latter producing badger face and spotted sheep.
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She never looked up; she stood submissive, her eyes fixed on a little basket of colored wools which hung on her arm.
She pulled a basket containing balls of differently colored wools and a pair of stockings which needed darning towards her, and began to set her fingers to work; while her mind, reflecting the lassitude of her body, went on perversely, conjuring up visions of solitude and quiet, and she pictured herself laying aside her knitting and walking out on to the down, and hearing nothing but the sheep cropping the grass close to the roots, while the shadows of the little trees moved very slightly this way and that in the moonlight, as the breeze went through them.
Back to the pumpkin project, Clarke instructs each felter how to wrap their core with colored wool and poke, poke, poke it into place; how to poke pumpkin segments - "first do thirds, then halve those thirds"; and then how to poke in place the finishing touches, such as stem and leaves before adding wire tendrils.
At the Gobelin, Therese was allowed to spin colored wool yarns on her devidoir with her mother.
The pool will be accepting white and naturally colored wool again this year.
It's a flat-weave dhurrie line that use a combination of thin, flexible cotton and thick, vibrantly colored wool.
When a rug is said to be "thread bare," it means wear and tear has worn down the colored wool pile, starting to expose the white foundation threads.
Though only a few works were actually woven--most prominently the four softly colored wool, silk, and cotton pieces, each of which is titled Untitled (Weave), 2012, and sealed behind glass in a wooden frame--it was as if the dim repetitive sound of the loom was beating in the background of the show.
Hand spinners and fiber enthusiasts enjoy the breed's soft, kemp-free, richly colored wool.
The room was silent except for the odd crunching sound of long, barbed needles repeatedly plunging into balls of colored wool that were perched on top of white wool felt squares anchored on foam blocks.
Hamida carefully lines up colored wool thread and taps it down with a metal tool on a carpet loom at the orphanage.
One Miami rug, Pebbles, has rectangles of colored wool marching along a background of hemp, like bright-colored towels on a beach