Monday, September 25, 2006

Polworth combed top

I don't know that I would actually call this top - at least it doesn't look like commercial top. Each one of these little nests is pulled from my combs after a couple of passes.

Each one weighs a little over 0.1 ounces - about 8 or 9 of them to the ounce.

As you can imagine, this is very labor intensive. I found that cutting the dry sunbrowned tips off, give a much nicer fiber to spin. It also makes the resulting yarn a much nicer dark charcoal than leaving the tips on did. Posted by Picasa

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