Dr Errol Wood (AgResearch)
The last step in producing yarn is what we call spinning, and the ring-spinning frame does that very efficiently. The strand is taken, it’s twisted, it’s drafted into a thinner entity and wound onto a package at high speed. And so you end up with what is called a singles yarn. The singles yarn is quite fine, relatively weak, particularly if it’s wool, so it’s common practice to combine two singles yarns together, by twisting them together to form say a two-fold yarn or higher as well. And there you have your yarn.