At least that is what these "cleaned" fleeces look like to me. I gave them a go to the washer machine treatment. It was the first time that I ever used a washing machine to clean fleece as this is the first time that I have had access to my own washing machine. You may recall that this is my free fleece from a fellow spinner. I don't have high expectations for it so far. I pulled a little out and hand carded it.
The fiber feels fairly soft but still, this is dirty, nasty stuff. Still, I am really thinking this was not the best idea. I once purchased Jacob roving that was professionally processed and it felt like the most horrible thing I had ever spun. Since I am already predisposed to disliking this fiber I may be looking at an uphill battle.