Hand Woolcombing and Spinning: A Guide to Worsteds from the Spinning-Wheel, by Peter Teal.
Here is a book for hand-spinners who aspire to a high standard of professional excellence in their work. The book rediscovers many of the old methods and applies modern technological principles to the forgotton trade of woolcombing.
It explains how to make the tools, how to prepare, dye and blend the fibre, and finally how to spin a worsted yarn of controlled quality and specification.
The serious student of spinning will find vital information on how much twist to give a yarn for a stated end use; how much oil to apply to raw, scoured fibre; how to assess the suitability of a spinning wheel for a specific type of yarn, and how to produce yarn to internationally accepted standards.
The wool-combs, jigs, pad, diz, spinning wheels, scales, etc, illustrated were all made by the author in his workshop.
New, Hardbound, 8.75" x 6", 184 pages, color and black-and-white illustrations throughout.