wool journey

More thoughts ...

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26 February, 2019 - 15:58 | Sue Blacker

It was nice to hear from people about their responses to my "thought" piece, so I thought a bit more!  But there are a couple of pictures  this time, which I hope convey the words.

This is about our strategic thinking for The Natural Fibre Company and Blacker Yarns but also about British sheep.

We will also be producing a small item on the development of our logos and how they diverged and then converged in graphic terms and why.

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.

The Wool Journey part 7: fit for which purpose?

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26 January, 2018 - 17:19 | Sue Blacker

It is said that everything of a pig can be used but the squeak, and the same is true of fleeces!  But as not all fibre is wonderful, so even once the best of the harvested fibre has been selected and stored well, the fibre type will determine its end use.

The Wool Journey part 6: quality begins ... again!

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5 January, 2018 - 14:26 | Sue Blacker

Having described how the quality of wool is critically affected by the health and type of the sheep, it all begins again immediately after shearing!  It is a real shame and can ruin the results if the next steps are not followed as soon as practical.

This crucial next stage starts the transformation of the raw material, bringing together the vital producer quality and aspirations with the capability and expertise of the processor in exploiting the potential of the fibre.

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