Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Wordless Wednesday - Wool Processing

Shearing....the first of many steps

One option is to take it to a mill.  I do sometimes, but
only after I've washed and picked it.

Carding......on a LARGE scale!

A batt for a quilt.  Much larger than I can make at the house.

If you have been lucky to sleep under a quilt with wool batting,
you have been lucky enough!!

Pindraft.....slender roving

Bobbins at a commercial mill

Bobbin on my spinning wheel

Keeping the wool separated as I spin

My bobbins for plying

Yarn that I spun and two-plyed 

With the yarn, knit a scarf. With the batting, felt something!

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