Carding & Spinning

Before a raw fleece can be spun it needs to be carded. The fibres are drawn out and aligned.

Visitors often like to try this.

Spinning can be done on the Great Wheel.

This shows where Sleeping Beauty pricked her finger! Modern wheels do not have this point.

Wool can also be spun by hand on a drop spindle. 

At Rosa Mundi events, you will normally see a group of women gathered around the wheel.

You are never too young to start spinning on the GREAT WHEEL!