Hand Woolcombing and Spinning: A Guide to Worsteds from the Spinning-Wheel, by Peter Teal. © 1976 by Peter Teal
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.