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From the mantle to the yarn

With the help of small machinery in all respects similar to those of Biella's combed spinning tradition, we are able to process quantities of material even lower than a kilo, while still guaranteeing a product of excellent quality and safeguarding the color and finesse of each animal. 

01 OPENING

Through the opener the wool is opened to eliminate dust and other foreign elements, such as pieces of hay, leaves, etc ...

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02 CARDING

The carding machine represents the first step towards the yarn. The fibers start to be aligned by metallic cylinders, some also equipped with points, and a ribbon is formed, though still quite rough.

03 COMBING

The ribbon is inserted into the combing machine that allows us to select only the fibers that have a length greater than a defined value, which can vary depending on the material we're working with. This step is essential in order to obtain a refined product and to prevent the production of fluff.

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04 DRAWING FRAME

The combed ribbon is then inserted into the drawing frame, a machine that allows us to lengthen it further, making it look more and more like a yarn. 

05 SPINNING AND TWISTING

The sliver is ready to be transformed into yarn thanks to the spinning frame. The yarn obtained can be used directly to manufacture finished products or can be twisted before its use.

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06 WEAVING

The yarn obtained becomes the warp and weft of the fabrics that will be handwoven on handcrafted wooden looms.

07 KNITWEAR

The yarn can also be used for knitting, by hand or by machine.

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