Wool Production Process

Wool Production Process

Wool is one of the most naturally inspiring fibres on the planet and undergoes a unique journey from the sheep’s back to the world of fashion. The first step is the classification process, categorising the wool for the end product. Wool fibres chosen for worsted garments tend to be longer and more uniform in length […]

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Using the Ashford Blending Board

Using the Ashford Blending Board

Using the Ashford Blending Board to create beautiful rolags ready for spinning. Assemble the blending board Choose one of the three positions Attach the keel You can use on a table or place on your lap Place fibre on board Brush down Place more fibre and colours Brush down To remove use the two dowels […]

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** WORKING COTTON MILL ** Helmshore Cotton Mill & Wool Mill | Lancashire

** WORKING COTTON MILL ** Helmshore Cotton Mill & Wool Mill | Lancashire

Welcome to Whittaker Mill, this building was originally constructed in 1820 as a wool, spinning and carding mill. And that was built to feed Middle Mill which is further down the road, with spun yarn. Which was also owned by the same owner, William Turner, who built this Mill. And incidentally, owned the Mill at […]

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Wonderful Wool!

Wonderful Wool!

♪ It’s starting to get a bit chilly outside, so today, I’ve put on a thick sweater to help me keep cozy. [Squeaks squeaks] It is really soft, and it’s also really warm. This sweater is extra warm and cozy because it’s made out of a special material. It’s made out of wool from a […]

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