Wool Combs: How to Comb
This post would also be accurately and excellently titled, "How to Entertain Yourself While You Wait in Line Somewhere" or "How to Stay Sane During Children's Cartoons." We're going to show you how we use our 3D-printed wool combs.
First, either print or purchase your own set of wool combs. Make sure the nails are well set. You may need to tap them into place with a hammer. If any of the nails are loose, set them in place with a nice epoxy glue.
Once you're ready to start combing, watch the slideshow below.
Start with washed (or unwashed, if you're going the Viking route) wool. (Image 1 in the slideshow.) Place the wool on the tines of one of the combs so that the majority overflows. Begin combing with the second comb in a perpendicular motion to the first comb. (Image 2.) Once you've combed the wool smooth, pull with your fingers like you're pulling a troll's beard. Make sure to pull while the wool is still attached to one of the combs. (Image 3.) The wool should stretch gloriously into a long, thin strand. (Image 4.) Tie your long, smooth strand into a little ball called a roving. (Image 5.)
The wool above came from our friend Julie over at Idaho Family Farm (Dirtpatcheaven). Thanks, Julie!
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