Carding wool in preparation for spinning.

Title - Carding wool in preparation for spinning.
Contributors - Tom Anderson; Nan Johnson
Reporters - Dr Margaret Ann MacKay

Summary - Carding wool in preparation for spinning.

The fieldworker learns how to card and spin wool from the contributors, who explain the processes of the production of yarn. The two cards are identical and the wool is combed between the teeth of the pair ready for spinning. A low stool is needed for carding and a higher chair for spinning. Wool rooed [plucked] off the sheep was considered easier to spin than sheared wool because of the way the new wool separated from the old. The fieldworker has a go at carding herself and describes the activity.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:15:55
Date Recorded - 1970.10.09
Language - English, Scots
Genre - Information
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 78754
Original Tape ID - SA1970.300
Original Track ID - SA1970.300
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - R2R

Item Location:
  County - Shetland

Item Notes -

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