Spinning Wool into Yarn

Spinning Wool into Yarn

– The other fiber being processed at Mount Vernon was wool. After the sheep were shorn, the fleeces were carried to the Wash House on the South Lane of the main mansion house estate. Here they were skirted and cleaned. Skirting involved trimming away the dirtiest part of the fleece from the belly and backside […]

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Preparing Alpaca Fiber for Spinning – Without Spending a Ton of Money

I’m going to show you how I process or get my alpaca fiber ready to spin. I didn’t want to spend a whole lot of money on combs, I don’t really like carding, so what I did is I found these cake breakers on eBay. I think I got them for about $5 a piece. […]

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