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Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Some stages of preparing fiber for spinning

The next lot of wool from Susie's lamb is underway.  I was lucky to get a fine day to dry some of it outside on my slate table.  The wool dries so much faster outside if I get the weather.   Next into the dying pan, yellow this time but I am only using a little mixed in with the blue.   This I do with my drum carder,  hard work and slow as I can only feed in a little fiber at a time and before it goes onto the carder it has to be dried again and then teased apart by hand or it will break the teeth on the carder.  Almost ready to spin,  most of the work done and now the real fun

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