We went to Old Sturbridge Village this week, and for the first time I understood the process of turning wool into string. First is sheering. Sheering is basically giving a sheep a haircut.
Then we have pulling. That is simply pulling the wool so the dirt falls out. (Whoever heard of a sheep who took a bath!)
Then we have washing. Just wash it. Then is carding. This is using two big comb-like things which you rub together. It ends up so soft.
Then you spin it. Spinning is spinning it on a spinning wheel.
Then you dye it. That is where you put it in a pot with herbs or something else. And you’re done. `
by Character Queen