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.