Step 3: Carding Wool
This video shows you how to card wool well for good quality yarn. Well done, you’ll have very nice and smooth wool. During carding, the fiber is opened and fluffed, then applied to hand cards, or fed into a drum carder, or commercial carding machine.
However, for fun, kicks and drama, I thought to show you a video of a village woman in central Morroco carding wool by hand, while singing her traditional song and minding her family at the same time. More soulful this way.
The above sure was a lot of work!!!!! But I reckon that the next step is a lot of fun. So, if you are interested in spinning your wool and making it into garments, please do realize that you can buy already carded wool, instead of the raw wool fleece, which is ideal for spinning, making dolls, felting, and a whole bunch of other crafts & home décor projects.
How much, you asked?! At the time of this writing, this 1 Lb Bag of Carded Natural White Wool cost $25.99, which is a rather good price.
Tip: be sure to browse our felting projects as these requires wool prepared up to this stage.
Steps in Making Wool Yarn