Making Wool Into Yarn. Shearing Sheep Wool after Shearing

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  • Making Wool Into Yarn
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  • Shearing Sheep Wool after Shearing
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  • Combing the wool
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  • Carding the wool After the wool has been shorn and gathered, it must combed manually to remove any bulk dirt and to begin the process of separating out the fibers for spinning. This carded wool is then washed. Picked cotton balls and silk cocoons are also submitted to a process of carding and washing before they are spun.
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  • Washing the wool
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  • Roving After the wool is washed, it can be dyed into a color or left natural. The resulting combing and carding is known as roving. A roving is a long and narrow bundle of fiber. It is usually used to spin woollen yarn.
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  • The wool fibers are them spun into yarn A spinning wheel is used to spin the roving into yarn
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  • The wool is ready to use
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  • Resources http://nazmiyalantiquerugs.com/guide-to-antique-rugs/rug-making/carding.html http://knitsnthings.wordpress.com/2009/05/11/combing-wool/ http://www.thesilverpenny.com/WoolRoving.html http://www.bhg.com/crafts/knitting/basics/eco-friendly-yarns-youll-love/ http://www.caverdoug.com/album/Maryland%20Sheep%20and%20Wool%20Festival,%20May%202008/al bum/slides/DSC_7742-MD%20SHeep%20and%20Wool-Shearing.html