Spinning Your Fiber into Yarn
If the heart of a fiber mill is the carder, the spin/twist frame must be the soul. At Hampton Fiber Mill & Spinnery, our eight-head ring spinner produces yarns from lace-weight to bulky and all gauges in between. With the flip of a switch, the spinner becomes a twist frame and combines two or more singles into lovely plied yarns. Because the front, middle, and back roller speeds are driven by digital motor controllers, yarn of virtually any grist can be produced and reproduced easily.
Semi-Worsted Spinning: Continuous roving from the carder is pin-drafted several times to achieve a continuous sliver of uniform linear grain weight. Every yard of this sliver weighs exactly the same as every other yard. After accurately measuring the linear grain weight of the sliver, the spinner draft and twist parameters (roller and spindle speeds) can be determined mathematically and the machine can be set to achieve the desired yarn single. The completed singles are then combined as desired to achieve a balanced twist in the finished yarn.