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Wool carding and combing

Aldred F. Barker

Wool carding and combing

with notes on sheep breeding and wool growing

by Aldred F. Barker

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Published by Cassell in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementby Aldred F. Barker and E. Priestley.
ContributionsPriestley, E.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13716321M

Llama fiber is considerably valuable. To share spinning with others, spin up some nice yarns and show them off to your friends or set up a booth at a craft fair. When very fine yarns are desired, carding is followed by combing, a process that removes short fibres, leaving a sliver composed entirely of long fibres, all laid parallel and smoother and more lustrous than uncombed types. This article was most recently revised and updated by John P. This requires lots of practice!

It filters the cold air and turns it into hot air and traps it inside. Also, the warmth softens whatever natural oils are left in the fibers after a gentle washing. Now for the finished product. If you tried to break one hair in half it would be pretty easy right? Soay sheep produce a good fleece ranging from black to dark browns and light browns. Large carding area 7.

Priority was given to cotton but woollen fibres were being carded in Yorkshire in Any tips would be greatly appreciated! Other exotic fibers include; dog, cat, raccoons, opossums, beavers, muskrats, mink, bear, kangaroo, and silk. The machine clothing was nicer looking, feeling, and in style. The fiber was first rolled into a rope-like, continuous roll or strand of fibers called roving, then pulled through a suspended ring, or over bar above the spinners head. Nice curved carding surface.


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Wool carding and combing book

Carding produces a thin sheet of uniform thickness that is then condensed to form a thick continuous untwisted strand called sliver. Oxford English Dictionary.

Woolen and worsted yarns can be used for weaving. On the second, a coat of wire slips was placed around a card which was then wrapped around a cylinder.

When using homespun yarns for knitting or crocheting, the stitch gauge is important. Refill the tub with hot water and add more dish soap. I want each batch to handle the same.

This helps control the speed of the twist in your spun fiber.

Combs & Hackles

But because of the small scales, the luster factor is more fragmented, giving the wool a matte look. Cashmere is super silky and soft! Shropshire wool dyes nicely, and is excellent yarn for hats, mittens, socks, and casual sweaters. On the bobbin, a tension band sits across a groove in the top and feeds down it and hooks onto a spring and hook.

They are made from solid poplar wood. Shetlands offer fiber loves a huge variety of yarns. Carding is a fibre preparation for a spinning method called woollen spinning, sometimes called longdraw spinning. Silk is a marvelous honey colored fiber and is a joy to spin.

The fibres are thereby coiled and when they are drawn out by the spinner they go into a spiral so that the maximum air is trapped see video linked in the introduction.

It produces beautifully soft yarns but durable and holds stitches easily. If thistles or teasles had been used, it seems more feasible that it was more simply for opening up, teasing, or picking wool in preparation for carding or combing; even so, one feels that fingers do the job better.

Carefully test the skein by holding the entire thing by the loop at the top. To keep the process of spinning alive, the best way to do it is to learn it.

Coir is usually made into rope and twine. One, it is a process in which a person takes one or more locks of fiber and uses either a flick carder or hand carder to loosen the individual strands of fiber from the lock.

Feel the yarn. Though not as fine as alpaca, it is still very satisfactory for spinning, easier to clean then most fibers and has a good drawing consistency.Combing and carding are two related techniques for preparing cotton, hair or wool fibres. With respect to sheep’s wool, the two techniques are used for making either worsted or woollen threads.

Indigo Hound English Wool Combs with Stand

Carding is a mechanical process that disentangles, cleans and intermixes fibres to produce a continuous web or sliver suitable for subsequent processing.

This is achieved by passing the fibers between differentially moving surfaces covered with card clothing. It breaks up locks and unorganised clumps of fibre and then aligns the individual fibers to be parallel with each other. In preparing wool fibre for spinning, carding. You searched for: wool combs!

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Let’s get started! Combing produces a parallel presentation of fibers for worsted or semi-worsted yarns. These yarns are longer wearing, smoother, and less insulating than woolen yarns.

They are used in pairs. Hackles are used to dehair fleeces and color blend prepared fibers.

Wool carding and combing, with notes on sheep breeding and wool growing,

Nov 13,  · A Short History On Wool Combing. (easily and cheaply?) the thin wire in sufficient quantity needed for the making the small teeth on the carding cloth. Wool combs, on the other hand, could be easily made from wood, bone, or metal and be serviceable. According to the Book of Trades from ‘The business of the wool-comber is.

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