The weft threads have been changed!
The pattern remains the same, but the colours are slightly different from the 1st colourful throws that were woven (see previous blog post).
Carding is the process of mixing and aligning the fibres prior to spinning. The Woolmill carding set consists of 3 machines. The first two, the Scribbler and the Intermediate produce thick continuous slubbings or balls.
These are transferred to the third machine, the Condenser where then are fed in slowly and taken off as fine rovings and wound on to wide spools ready for spinning.
Our bright and colourful throws are now being woven on the Dornier loom!
New colourful throws are in production...
Cones of yarn are arranged on the creel in accordance with the pattern of the cloth. Then the yarn threads are wound in sections onto the warping mill to create the warp - there are a total of 1900 warp ends!