I purchased a raw fleece (I met the sheep and fell in love with him!) and it is all washed and hand picked. Trouble is, when I card it I have these little BB's of wool that turn into ugly noils when I spin from rolags. Would combing it be better? I am not very good at combing. I tried to comb and pull it through a diz but a ton was left on the comb. Help! I have pounds and pounds of "George" the sheep.
Really depends on many factors. What is George's breed? How was he sheared? Were there second cuts? How fine or heavy of yarn are you trying to spin? Then I can give more precise advice.
Combing will get out the noils. Having a lot of fiber left on your comb after dizzing could be caused by several things: 1) packing to much fiber on the comb initially, 2) there will be a lot of waste if the fleece you are working with has a lot of vegetable matter, second cuts, etc. and 3) you aren't dizzing in close enough to the tines. Dizzing in close enough to the tines is a bit tricky and takes practice...........if you don' t in far enough you aren't getting all the good fiber and if you diz in to close you'll get some of the junk you don't want to spin. There are lots videos on You Tub and tutorials on the internet that might help with your combing:) These are just some suggestions off the top of my head....others here may have more. At any rate, keep playing with it and practicing and you'll get it:)