My son raises sheep and gives me the fleece. These are Jacob sheep and they produce several colors of wool. I wash it, clean it, comb it and spin it into yarn. I have used the drop spindle, but the spinning wheel is easier and faster. I dye it using Koolaid or food coloring. When my fiber group has a dye day, I use other dyes like indigo or cochineal. I knit for myself and for my family and friends.