The Harris Tweed® Journal

Back to Basics Series – Day 6

1st April

Harris tweed mill series spinning

Now that the wool colours are fully mixed into the desired shade, and carded to the correct consistency and weight, the roved wool ribbons need to be spun into usable yarn. Each strand on the spool is fed through its own twister on the spinning frame, where it is twisted in a “z” shape before being wound onto a bobban. The number of these twist per inch determines the strength and stretch of the yarn.

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