Last year I basically just spun my ouessant fleece without doing much fiber prep! No carding, etc... most of the fleece was spun in the grease. And it wasn't too bad ... although I have to admit that I wasn't totally happy with the results either.
This past fall I've been experimenting a bit more, and have decided that it is well worth the effort to prepare my fiber more carefully before spinning. So here you have it! A basket full of carded "clouds" of ouessant fleece, ready to be spun.
Yes! I does take longer ... but I think the results are worth it (more about results later!).