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Production at the Woolmill - Carding

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Carding is the process of mixing and aligning the fibres prior to spinning. Our carding set is pre-1900 and at least second hand - these machines would have been acquired from other local mills which were upgrading.

Our set consists of 3 machines. The first two, the Scribbler and the Intermediate produce thick continuous slubbings or balls. These are then transferred to the third machine, the Condenser, where they are fed in slowly and taken off as fine rovings and wound on to wide spools ready for spinning.

We sell Undyed Carded Roving on our online shop, £4.00 for 100g.

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