When the wool has been washed you can chose to comb the wool.
The points of the locks are all sorted which is useful if you are going to comb them. In the locks are also short pieces of wool and straw and some irregularities. I have heard from the ladies of the spinning group that wool combing makes the wool cleaner than carding. Combing is a technique whereby fibers are passed through a row of metal teeth in order to lay the fibers parallel to one another.
The shaving side of the locks are pushed over the pins (careful these are sharp, children and pets out of the room.
You start by combing the tips of the locks from right to left or vice versa, just what you find easy. Comb a small layer every time, that the wool becomes clean.
After combing 4 times the wool looks so nice and clean and fluffie 🙂
And then you have a ful comb with clean wol and it is on your comb. You can take it off with a diz. What is a diz ?. A diz resembles a large cone-shaped button with 2 or more different size holes. My diz are large buttons from a hard shell of a Coconut.
Now my top is ready and i winded it into a nest ready to use. Now i know what a top means too. ( a top is clean fibers that are combed and aligned, with all vegatable matter, debris and short broken fibers removed).