RE: [Authentic_SCA] Woodworking [was "it's finished"]
> <sigh> Fine, then, i'll be second in line if it pleasesWhy the heck would you want to use cards on this?
Cards tear and crush the wool fibres to align them
You use them for short nappy fleece.
This stuff is long smooth and wavy.
I am just gonna clean and comb the fleece, prespin it into roving, and then
make nice nonslubby yarns that will be as strong and smooth as I can
possibly make them.
That is how it was done in Old East Anglia...
Wool cards were not used for making Worsteds.
James, John History of the worsted manufacture in England, from the
earliest times; with introductory notices of the manufacture among the
ancient nations, and during the Middle Ages. New York, A. M. Kelley 1968