From Sheep to Wool

By: Eva

Introduction

Have you ever wondered where wool comes from? Here is some information about wool.

Origin

Wool comes from sheep. A farmer raises sheep on a farm. The sheep grows wool.

Process

Here is how wool is made. In the spring the sheep's wool is clipped. This is called shearing. The workers sort the wool. Next they wash and dry the wool. The wool is combed until it is soft.

Factory

The wool is made into yarn. The yarn is spun by big spinning wheels. The yarn is going to be dyed. Shoppers buy the yarn. A sweater is made by knitting the yarn.

Conclusion

Now you know how it is made and where your sweater comes from.