The production of wool
The production of wool, like that of hemp cloth, answered a need to have yarn and cloth available to make clothing and linens. Sheep shearing was carried out twice a year, in autumn and in spring. The wool was then washed, sometimes dyed with vegetable pigments, carded and spun with spindles and distaffs and later by means of the spinning wheel. The spun yarn could then be knitted or made into cl...
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