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The pair of wool combs on the right were the inspiration for my first set of wool combs. I later moved on to a more lethal-looking set like those on the left.

We spent a wonderful relaxed Sunday at the Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival , held two hours northeast of our farm.

This woman does beautiful lathework to make spindles based on 18/19th century French and Russian spindles, most used for in-the-hand spinning.

This woman, Lisa Chan, does beautiful lathework to make spindles based on century French and Russian spindles, most used for in-the-hand spinning.

http://yarnknotzi.blogspot.com/2007/05/diy-hackle.html

So, I needed a hackle, and they're really expensive. I ordered the "spinner's choice" hackle from pacific wool and fiber, and what it is is .

Sunless Tanning Dark Tones

Sunless Tanning - Dark Tones - Just Nutritive

Loxosceles - $15 Wool Combs (Some Assembly Required)  nice tutorial on making wool combs

Home made combs

Making a home-made hackle with hair piks.  Genius!  Commercial ones start at 85 dollars for 12 inches.  This one probably cost about 15.

Making a home-made hackle with hair piks. Commercial ones start at 85 dollars for 12 inches. This one probably cost about

6 distaffs and a spindle

6 distaffs and a spindle

Holding Fixture for Viking and Wool Combs http://www.woolery.com/Store/pc/Holding-Fixture-for-Viking-and-Wool-Combs-p3131.htm

Holding Fixture for Viking and Wool Combs (Combs & Hackles). Maple - Designed to fit the Viking Combs & Wool Combs. This holder offers you helping hand when combing with Combs.,The Woolery

How to Make English Wool Combs | eHow

How to Make a Wool Comb

Wool Combing, Fiber Combs, Hackle and Tools #3

Wool Combing, Fiber Combs, Hackle and Tools

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