The weave structure is plain weave for most of the width and basket weave for the wool stripes.
This card represents one of the many little steps I hope to take in the next few months. I have begun working on the Handweaving Guild of America's "Certificate of Excellence in Handspinning" (aka COE or COE-H).
|worsted spinning on left; woolen on right.|
I used some commercially prepared Romney wool roving and first combed some of it with my single row mini combs. The combed wool was pulled through a diz (holes punched in an old yogurt lid!) and pulled into a prepared top. The resulting yarn is smooth and dense and has a nice sheen to it. Next I took the short bits from the combing process and carded them with my cotton cards. After one or two passes on the cards, I rolled the wool into a fluffy rolag and began to spin with a long draw and attenuated the fibers to a narrow yarn. The result, a poofy, slightly irregular yarn (something for me to work on!) that has more loft than the worsted yarn and much less sheen.
Learning is so cool!