Should I buy a carded product?
Wollknoll GmbH - wool and much more!
A look behind the scenes of a family business
With us you will find a wide range of new wool from different types of sheep - as flakes, in fleece or in card sliver.
Wool in fleece
In our company, washed raw wool flakes are transformed into wonderfully soft fleeces and ribbons. Depending on the type of wool (fat content, fiber structure and length), these are suitable for various textile handicraft techniques such as felting, spinning and darning.
In the photo you can see a carding machine with red dyed wool flakes from mountain sheep. When carding, countless needles comb the wool fibers, loosen them up and orient them largely parallel. Impurities such as vegetables and very short fiber components of the raw wool are combed out. The fibers are transported from roller to roller over thousands of barbs until they arrive in extremely fine layers on the last large roller. This is where the 1 x 2 m large and 1 kg heavy wool fleece is created.
The color spectrum
We produce natural-colored, single-colored and colored mottled fleeces of different flakes. All fleece wool dyeings are carried out according to our color specifications in Germany based on the Öko-Tex® Standard 100 by a company certified according to the GOTS standard, with whom we have been working for a long time.
Mottled fleeces are produced by carding different colored wools together. In the past few years we have been constantly offering you new creations - both mixtures of different colors of one fiber quality and mixtures of wool from different breeds of sheep. For example, there is the Stone Sheep-New Zealand mix or a “regional” variant, our South German mix. This consists of 50% South German mountain sheep and 50% South German merino wool.
Wool in the ribbon
In order to obtain a long, long-fiber top, the fleece wool is divided into strands after carding. These strands of approx. 20 g / per meter are then pulled through a fine comb again, which pulls out all the short fibers.
Depending on the wool, different results are achieved when felting. With wool from Australmerino sheep, you can achieve a smooth, closed surface, while with wool from sheep from New Zealand the grain structure remains visible. Since fleece wool has shorter fibers than combed wool, spinning fleece wool requires experience. So it is only recommended for advanced spinners.
With the qualities in the shop, we give you information on the felting and spinning properties of the wool.
Our entire range
In addition to our wide range of fleece and combed wool in natural, dyed and mottled, we also offer:
- Precious animal hair, silk and vegetable fibers, wool-silk mixtures
- Fashionable knitting yarns in excellent qualities
- High-quality fabrics - from fine silk to sturdy boiled wool
- Silk scarves, craft felt, embroidery threads
- Buttons, beads, leather cords and jewelry accessories
- Material and accessories for making dolls and teddies
- Accessories for dyeing: natural and textile colors
- Fillers, fragrances and soaps
- Equipment, accessories, machines and tools for processing wool
- A carding machine and a spinning wheel from our own production
- Lots of specialist books on felting, knitting, sewing and creative design
- finished wool products such as socks, scarves, stoles, gauntlets and furs
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