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The wool comb and it’s uses.

Greenland Gown Project

What is a Wool Comb and how is it used?

This week’s blog at www.greenlandgown.org contains information about the wool comb.

Wool Combs

Wool Combs

The wool comb came into existence very early in the northern European time frame.

The Combing of Double Coated Fleeces

Greenland Gown Project

The fleeces used for this project are called double coated because they are made up of two types of fiber. One is a hair fiber with a larger diameter fiber and longer straighter length than the wool fiber which has a softer more crimped texture.

Currently, I am processing the Navajo Churro fleece. I am doing a process that in some circles is considered to be controversial. The traditional treatment, as I have been told, is for this double coated fleece to be spun with the hair and the wool fibers together and then woven into an item. The most common and well known of these is the durable wool rugs of the southwest. Continue reading