Curiosities and unusual information to get to know the world of wool and appreciate one of the most precious fibers of all time

The manufacturing process of wool consists of several phases that begin with the shearing of the animal carried out with electric or mechanical shears. The ideal periods for shearing the sheep’s fleece are spring and autumn, when the hair reaches its maximum brightness and softness. The second step corresponds with its cleaning and degreasing to eliminate the substances and impurities with which the is impregnated.

Subsequently the woolly material is rolled up and transferred to the wool mills for a further and final processing which will transform the raw ballini into balls or spools of soft carded textile fiber (if the fibers are short) or combed (in the case of long fibers). Any dyeing is generally carried out after weaving.

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