OK, I’ve started to look at what I have and already am running into problems.
Problem A - carding the fleece isn’t getting rid of all the bits and bobs in the fleece. Lots of proverbial C stuff is coming out, but not all - I can make a nice rolag shape, but it’s not clean fleece and I don’t think washing the fleece will get rid of it either. What do you do to get rid of the all the ‘stuff’ that sheep accumulate as they forage under trees and bushes?
Problem B - when I put tension on any thread coming out of the orifice to the winder I find it difficult to keep the when going in the forwards direction. It flips backwards, the thread falls off the hooks and all winds around in wrong direction and around the axle of where the bobbin sits between the bobbin and spinner and I get chaos. Has anyone got any advice for keeping the wheel going when I put tension on the thread please?
Many thanks for any pointers