From sheep to Carpet

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Farming

Most of our sheep are farmed in mountainous regions. Their wool coat not only gives them the warmth and comfort they need in harsh conditions, the natural oils in the fibres also act as waterproofing.

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Collecting & Classifying

Once all the wool has been removed, the wool classifiers sort through each wool coat and then grade it according to its level of quality. They do this because certain types of wool are more suited to

2

Collecting & Classifying

Once all the wool has been removed, the wool classifiers sort through each wool coat and then grade it according to its level of quality. They do this because certain types of wool are more suited to

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Shearing

Shearing is the process by which the wool coat (known as the fleece) is removed from the sheep. This process is carried out by highly skilled people, whose special skills are often passed on from gen

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Spinning yarns

Spinning the yarn is the process in which fibres that have been aligned together are twisted into a single strand. This requires special machinery and craftsmanship. It is important that the yarn is

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Spinning yarns

Spinning the yarn is the process in which fibres that have been aligned together are twisted into a single strand. This requires special machinery and craftsmanship. It is important that the yarn is

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Weaving / tufting

The wool yarn is finally made into carpet by weaving or tufting. A backing cloth is attached to make the carpet rigid and to give it more endurance. As a finishing touch, all carpets are marked with