One of the highlights of our recent trip around Britain and Ireland was a visit to Donegal, the northernmost county in the Republic of Ireland and the home of the famous Donegal tweed. So when we had a choice of shore excursions that day and one of them was to a woolen factory, I was the first to sign up. We visited Studio Donegal in Kilcar, a small workshop that does every step of the process from spinning to finishing on premises.
Here's the wool ready to enter the carding machine.
I'll pick up the story tomorrow in the weaving room.