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A step in the process of preparing wool for spinning is "carding." A fleece would first be cleaned and then "carded," or brushed, to remove tangles with "cards" such as the ones pictured here. The wool would then be rolled off of a card and this roll would be ready for spinning into yarn.

 

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Hand Cards

date   1800-1850
height   10.0"
width   10.12"
width   9.87"
height   10.0"
process/materials   wood
item type   Tools/Textile working Tools & Equipment
accession #   #1875.17.01a-b


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