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The Wool Journey Part 9: preparing to spin, part 1

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20 March, 2018 - 12:32 | Sue Blacker

As with home decorating, the amount of work done in preparation for spinning is (and feels like) much more than the actual final painting or papering! So far, we have moved from the first of the pictures above … and are now heading for the second … the third is still some way farther through the mill!

The Wool Journey Part 8: all clean and tidy!

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13 March, 2018 - 10:14 | Sue Blacker

Scouring and drying: the first stage of processing

We are starting with wool, mohair or alpaca (or indeed cashmere) which has already been sorted and graded and is therefore a pile of similar or mixed fibres ready to be transformed into felt or a yarn.


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