How do you prepare wool to card?

By Amelia

First, wash the wool. See the FAQ on Washing Fleece for help with that. Then, once it's dry ...

Before carding I'll either use a picker to open up the fleece or sit with two bags and a towel in front of me -- take fiber from bag 1, open it up over the towel (to catch chaf, etc), put it into bag two. Repeat until bag 1 empty.

I find the fiber cards more smoothly if I pick it open, with a picker or by hand, before I card it.
posted 14 January 2007 at

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