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The Art of Scouring Sheep’s Fleece:
Volume #2, Issue 3

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Spun threadsScouring is the skilful removal of wool wax (the animal’s natural grease), suint (perspiration), dirt, dust and other extraneous matter from the fleece.   One of the first steps you can take towards improving the quality of your handspun yarn is revisit and rethink your scouring technique.  Good scouring technique is mindful, taking into consideration the characteristics of the fibre at hand.  It is also responsive, adjusting to how the finished yarn will be used.   A sound scouring practice is paramount to good fibre preparation which in turn translates to a quality handspun product.


Spinning Wheel Maintenance: Volume #2, Issue 1
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