So today was the day to start washing it. Anyone thinking this is a great idea, it is but believe me it stank! Its fairly hard work as well.
We tipped it out of the bag onto the decking.
Two rinses later we wrestled it back into the laundry bags and onto the decking. We spread it out onto an old towel to dry.
It took 2 1/2 hours. There are still quite a lot of gooey bits in it and a lot of twiggy bits but we'll pull them out when its dry. So what are we going to do with it. We need to card it now and make it all nice and fluffy. Then we can store it. Some we're going to dye using vegetable & fruit dyes and then the plan is to spin some as well. Hopefully they'll be enough for me to make a couple of dolls.
The fleece smells much, much better - but my bathroom smells like a flock of sheep are living in there!