Step 2: Picking Wool
Your second step is to pick your wool. This essentially fluffs up your wool, and again helps to you remove any impurities like stick and straw bits.
This is a serious instructional video on how to pick alpaca fleece or wool to prepare for carding. It shows you how to use a picker and it also talks a bit about the various types of pickers, and the fact that you could actually pick your wool fleece by hand.
Best of all: it really makes you very aware of the fact that pickers are dangerous tools, and should be handled with a lot of care, and be kept away from children and animals.
Steps in Making Wool Yarn