Category Archive: Wool

Information on the various types of wool fiber that are available

Sep 16

An Introduction to Hand Carding Wool

Want to learn how to use a hand carder on your wool so you can spin it with a drop spindle or spinning wheel. Well I have a free video that shows you how

May 27

Introduction to Wool Processing

Wool Processing Have you ever wondered how a single strand of wool from a sheep can become a finished product like an aran sweater, burlap sack, or intricate lacework? Well you might be surprised that all wool goes through roughly the same process regardless of which final product it becomes. When you look at it, …

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Jun 11

Wool to Yarn: An Introduction to Carding Wool

Wool to Yarn: An Introduction to Carding Wool In my first post called What is Carding I briefly went over the process of carding wool. In that post I went briefly over the tools I used while I demonstrated how to card wool at the Louisiana Renaissance Festival (LARF.)  where I assumed the character of …

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Apr 30

What is Roving?

Roving, Top, and Other Types of Bundling While the title leads you to believe this is only going to answer the question “What is Roving,” that is not the case.  We are actually going to get into the different types of bundles that are available to you. Roving – This is most commonly heard in …

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