October 2018

The Wool Journey Part 11: preparing to spin Part 3: what yarn to make?

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3 October, 2018 - 18:10 | Sue Blacker

Now comes the choice between carded woollen spun and combed worsted spun yarns.

The photos above show a worsted spun Blue-faced Leicester yarn and knitted swatch on the left and a woollen spun version on the right.  There is also a downloadable information sheet about this on our website.   In Part 10 we described the different methods of fibre preparation: carding for woollen-spun yarns and combing for worsted-spun yarns, so now we look at which should be chosen, for what purposes.  This is something of a revision summary of earlier stages of our journey ...

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