This is a really interesting book that teaches a mill worker the basic (and not so basic) math skills needed to do their job. By Thomas H. Quigley and W.S. Smith. Printed in 1954. Dedicated to James Fayette Cannon.
These spools of yarn can weigh anywhere between 3 to 50 pounds depending on how long how long it's run. Lifting 30 40 or 50 pounds on a 12 hour shift is backbreaking work. I worked in a yarn mill for 40 years, so believe me I know.
Monofilament - synthetic thread or yarn composed of a single strand rather than twisted fibres.
Gurdy Run Woolen Mill and Farm | Halifax in Pennsylvania is we have Where.'s yarns spun and felt made up. Owners and farmers Lydia and John have their own flock as well as woolen mill. They are always trying new ways to spin fiber as well as beautiful projects to make with that fiber.
New Small-Scale Fiber Processor Spins & Plies On A Single Machine! By sheep! Staff Stonehedge Fiber Milling Equipment Inc. has introduced a new all-in-one sixteen-head spinning and plying frame. Stonehedge Fiber Mill is a successful small-farm-based mill, which has been processing fiber for others for 10 years. Stonehedge now has 11 people at the site […]