What is Carding?
Carding is a process that disentangles, cleans and intermixes fibres to produce a continuous web or sliver suitable for subsequent processing. We achieve this by passing the fibres between differentially moving surfaces covered with card clothing. It breaks up locks and clumps of fibre and then aligns the individual fibres to be parallel with each other. In preparing wool fibre for spinning, carding is the step that comes after teasing.
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What is Spinning?
Spinning is when fibres are drawn out and twisted together to form yarn. For many years, fibre was spun by hand using simple tools, the spindle and the distaff. It was only with the invention of the spinning wheel that the output of individual spinners dramatically increased. Due to advances in technology, hydro power and our advanced knowleged, Dominion Woollens has the ability to mass-produce yarn.