Processing stages of spinning
Varying stages of processing raw fibre to yarn.
This is Pippins fibre, an Alpaca who lives just outside Helston, Cornwall.
He is one of 12 Alpacas that we process.
Going through the Drum Carder for a 2nd time
Onto the Drum Carder
Coming off the Drum Carder
Carded fibre ready for spinning
The first spinning - a single thread
Pippin (in the foreground)
with Frodo (chocolate)
Bath time for Pippin
One skein rinsed, one not
Pippin now being conditioned
18 wraps per inch -
indicates a fine yarn -
baby; lace; 2ply
Skeins washed, dryed and ready for delivery