Not quite the beginning, but often for my purpose the beginning is getting a fleece. This one happens to be the breed Lincoln. So many beautiful colors off of a single animal! The curls /wave (called crimp) look like a doll's wig. This picture is also easy to see what a lock is. It is one of the 'clumps' of curls that holds together. This is wanting to spin as a worsted weight yarn and the color variations will be fantastic.
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