I've had a few requests on the best way to separate a double coated fleece using our tools. Sounded like a good excuse to purchase another fleece to me:) I got this lovely double coated Shetland fleece from Diamond B Sheep Farm. The longer coat is approx. 5-6" and the shorter softer coat is approx. 3-4". I played around with the tools and found 2 ways of separating the coats that worked well for me and were fairly simple. Please note: I will not be going over how to load the combs or hackle nor will I go over the basics of dizzing.........this information can be found in previous tutorials.
I found both methods worked well and I could see the difference in the two coats once separated in both staple length and softness. As bonus I have a nice fleece to play with and spin up for myself:)
NECESSARY WARNING: The tines are blunted on the ends but still sharp and will cause injury unless all due caution and care are employed in their use and storage. Please do not use these in close proximity to others or pets. Do not allow others unfamiliar with combing to use these without direct and constant supervision. Do not allow children of any age, convicted felons, former presidents of the U.S. or other questionable individuals to use or have access to these. Please store them immediately after use to prevent inadvertent injury to yourself or others.