Machinery

WOOL WOLF

First the wool goes straight into the mouth of a “wolf” – the Estonian name for a type of carding machine that mixes the wool and rips it into fluffy mass.

CARDING MACHINES

turn the wool into a kind of thin, soft sheet or batting. The wool is carded three times to make the fibres as unidirectional as possible, to free the wool of foreign matter and to give it uniform colouring. This kind of wool can be used for felting, and, for example, as filling for quilts.

ROVING MACHINE

At the end of the third carding machine is a roving machine that divides the wool sheet into roves – soft strands of fibre.

SPINNING MACHINE

or spinning wheel turns the rove into yarn.

 

DOUBLING MACHINE

twists two yarns together – the yarn will be thicker and more even.

REELING

means making hanks of yarn.