Thursday, January 13, 2011
What did happen to that wool?
Well last year i posted about the process of cleaning the sheep wool (see post What do you get form a sheep?) but i was not specific about where that wool was going. Well it went to a quilting project which was a gift for my cousin who is an avid reader so I could not post about it on the blog. The process of turning the wool into usable quilt batting was a lot of work but worth it all in the end. After the cleaning and drying process, which took a few days, the wool then needs to be carded to remove any left over debris. Carding is the process of pulling the wool between two "cards" which have metal teeth and cause the debris to fall out. After this is done the wool can be laid out to be used as quilt batting. Overall a lengthy process but I would do it again because there is nothing like quilting through wool.