How Half Wool Yarn Is Made

How Half Wool Yarn Is Made

What fabric is used for making uniforms worn by workers of administrative departments, railway companies and by schoolchildren? How woolens are made? To get answers to these questions we are at the Bryansk worsted factory.

Worsted is rather different from woolen fabrics. They are made from long wool subjected to combing. Worsted is thinner than woolen fabrics and it’s not fluffy. The material is smooth or a bit fleecy, it can be purely made from wool, be half woolen (when cotton yarn is also used) or mixed when other fabrics are also added.

How Half Wool Yarn Is Made

Worsted production starts from raw materials preparation. It comes to the factory in such sacks.

How Half Wool Yarn Is Made

The wool in the sacks is already clean.

How Half Wool Yarn Is Made

The wool must be manually sorted out. Defectшму wool should not enter the production process.

How Half Wool Yarn Is Made

These are the samples of defective wool.

How Half Wool Yarn Is Made

This is how a future suit looks like!

How Half Wool Yarn Is Made

This is a blowroom machine.

How Half Wool Yarn Is Made

As far as we are watching the process of making half woolens we need not only wool, but also man-made fiber. Lavsan, for example. It is loaded in another blowroom machine.

How Half Wool Yarn Is Made

Carded and refined raw materials (wool and synthetic fibers) are supplied to the nearby shop via these pipes.

How Half Wool Yarn Is Made

Now the wool is to be combed by a special machine. The fibers shorter than five cantimeters and impurities are to be eliminated.

How Half Wool Yarn Is Made

Combing process.

How Half Wool Yarn Is Made

How Half Wool Yarn Is Made

Ready!

How Half Wool Yarn Is Made

The combing process is perfomed in two stages. This is the second one.

How Half Wool Yarn Is Made

How Half Wool Yarn Is Made

How Half Wool Yarn Is Made

They need to maintain special conditions: air humidity should be 75-90% so they use special sprinklers hanging under the ceiling.

How Half Wool Yarn Is Made

The second stage of combing is over.

How Half Wool Yarn Is Made

Ready products.

How Half Wool Yarn Is Made

How Half Wool Yarn Is Made

Now they check the products again and remove any impurities, make the fabric more dense.

How Half Wool Yarn Is Made

Now the fabric is put in circles into the big cylindrical containers.

How Half Wool Yarn Is Made

How Half Wool Yarn Is Made

To make wool of different colors they use special dye. They dye the wool (or man-made fiber), wash and dry it.

How Half Wool Yarn Is Made

How Half Wool Yarn Is Made

How Half Wool Yarn Is Made

How Half Wool Yarn Is Made

How Half Wool Yarn Is Made

How Half Wool Yarn Is Made

How Half Wool Yarn Is Made

How Half Wool Yarn Is Made

Between two shops.

How Half Wool Yarn Is Made

“Dying”.

Dyed woolen and acrylic fibers come to the roving frame where they are combed again and turned into even more dense band (foreyarn). It’s the very stage where woolen and acrylic fibers meet.

How Half Wool Yarn Is Made

How Half Wool Yarn Is Made

How Half Wool Yarn Is Made

How Half Wool Yarn Is Made

How Half Wool Yarn Is Made

How Half Wool Yarn Is Made

These ones are ready for spinning.

How Half Wool Yarn Is Made

How Half Wool Yarn Is Made

Here woolen thread is born.

How Half Wool Yarn Is Made

These are the spools with wool yarn.

How Half Wool Yarn Is Made

The rereeling machine rereels the wool from spools to bobbins.

How Half Wool Yarn Is Made

How Half Wool Yarn Is Made

How Half Wool Yarn Is Made

How Half Wool Yarn Is Made

How Half Wool Yarn Is Made

Empty spools.

How Half Wool Yarn Is Made

How Half Wool Yarn Is Made

How Half Wool Yarn Is Made

How Half Wool Yarn Is Made

How Half Wool Yarn Is Made

The warping machine.

How Half Wool Yarn Is Made

How Half Wool Yarn Is Made

How Half Wool Yarn Is Made

How Half Wool Yarn Is Made

The looms.

How Half Wool Yarn Is Made

The air should be humidified.

How Half Wool Yarn Is Made

How Half Wool Yarn Is Made

How Half Wool Yarn Is Made

How Half Wool Yarn Is Made

This section is for dying, drying, decoration etc.

How Half Wool Yarn Is Made

The electric lift moves along these rails.

How Half Wool Yarn Is Made

Though some remote parts of the shops can look like this…

How Half Wool Yarn Is Made

Checking the quality of the products.

How Half Wool Yarn Is Made

How Half Wool Yarn Is Made

How Half Wool Yarn Is Made

The canteen at the factory.

How Half Wool Yarn Is Made

The Bryansk worsted factory makes fabric for uniforms worn at various Russian ministries.

How Half Wool Yarn Is Made

How Half Wool Yarn Is Made

School uniform.

How Half Wool Yarn Is Made

Uniform worn by employees of “Russian Railways” company.

How Half Wool Yarn Is Made

Leaving.

Thanks for the excursion!

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