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Sheep to Shawl, Part 2: Hand Carding Wool

In this multi-episode presentation, Candiss Cowan discusses the value of fabric in Colonial America. In the North, clothing was made out of "homespun" wool and the quality of the fabric was based on the breed of sheep.
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In this week’s episode, Candiss Cowan shows how to straighten the wool for spinning with hand cards that were made in Europe. This was a laborious process that required stamina and patience.

You can also watch this series on our YouTube channel.


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