It’s quite a yarn; to go from sheep’s back to Tapestry.
First the sheep is shorn, then after the wool is gathered it needs to be washed and spun
Next…spun & dyed wools are selected for the colour range required. Then using the wool winder they are blended into a continuous thread so The Weaver does not have to start new each time there is a colour change. You can see the criss-cross pattern in the bottom image of the below series. Watch the short video to see the wool winder in action. Then see the new tapestry being made on a vertical loom.
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What have you made that involved every step required?