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Category: How to bare yarn is made

How Bare Yarn is Made: Spinning

How Bare Yarn is Made: Spinning

Spinning is probably the first thing that comes to mind when one thinks of making yarn. In fact, the first examples of thread or yarn look quite similar to any of the yarns you might see today. These yarns were made using simple hand-powered spindles. As you can see from our video series, making yarn […]

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How Yarn is Made: Blending

How Yarn is Made: Blending

Next up in our video series, we learn more about the blending process. Blending, like the name suggests, is the step in the process when different fibers are mixed, or blended together. This process is an essential step in the yarn making process because the blend crafts the identity of the yarn. Take a typical […]

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How Bare Yarn is Made: Carding and Combing

How Bare Yarn is Made: Carding and Combing

Next up in our behind the scenes at our mill video series, get to know the carding and combing process! This process is a vital step in making bare yarn. Once the fiber is washed, or scoured, it moves on to the carding and combing machines. The carding and coming process is essentially a series […]

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How undyed yarn is made: Quality Control

How undyed yarn is made: Quality Control

 Now on our video series, we get a behind the scenes look at our quality control department, and meet some of the folks who ensure a quality product for all our hand dye fiber artists! The quality control department uses sophisticated instruments to detect inconsistencies in the fiber at a micro level. They thoroughly […]

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