June 2018

The Wool Journey Part 10: preparing to spin, part 2

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19 June, 2018 - 15:52 | Sue Blacker

Now we have a pile of evenly organised fluff: clean, blended and oiled so that it will go through the next machines.

At a small scale, the clean fibre can be processed by hand using hand carders or a drum carder, with or without a small electric motor and also combed by hand using heavy worsted combs or the type of combs used to groom dogs and cats.  There are even nice electrically driven spinning wheels!  However, at The Natural Fibre Company we start with traditional large carding machines, which have not changed much in structure since they were invented in the second half of the eighteenth century by Lewis Paul and later also patented in various forms by Richard Arkwright and Samuel Crompton.

Blacker Yarns

enquiries@blackeryarns.co.uk | +44 (0) 1566 777 635


The Natural Fibre Company

enquiries@thenaturalfibre.co.uk | +44 (0) 1566 777 635