Demonstration of Hand Combing Wool with Antique Combs

This article features affiliate links, meaning we’ll earn a small commission if you purchase through these links. Please read our Privacy Policy for more details. 19 YO Romanian Traditional Textile Artisan Vladimir Andrei Demonstrates Combing Wool Wool fibers have been around since ancient times and are making a comeback, as people are becoming aware of problems associated with synthetic products. There are not only signs of revived interest, but also an increasing number of fiber artists already experimenting with the domestic methods of processing natural fibers.  Affiliate links Natural White Wool Roving Top 8 OZ Corriedale from USA Mill Those who have tried experimenting with natural fibers have quickly found themselves drawn deeper into the fiber art world, from spinning their own wool, to making their own roving. Many people are attracted to the idea of turning a raw fleece into a smooth pile ready to be spun. This process, known as carding, is done either manually or with the help of machines, such as this wool carding machine built in the 70’s. Of recent history, more often than not, this involved using hand carders; but before hand carding, the most ancient method was combing wool. It requires two wool combs. At first glance,  wool combs may … Continue reading Demonstration of Hand Combing Wool with Antique Combs