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Old 01-11-2006, 09:44 PM   #10
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This is from the website Amy posted in the sticky:

Predrafting the Fiber
If you are using a fiber that has been stored for a long time and has become flattened. You can predraft the fiber to bring it back to life. It is also a good idea to pre-draft commercially prepared fibers that have been compressed to loosen up the fibers and make them easier to draft when spinning. To predraft, you hold a manageable strip of fiber in your two hands and gently pull the fiber until you feel the fiber loosening up and slipping apart. If you pull too hard you will pull the fibers completely apart. You only want to loosen the fibers. When you finish with one section, slide you hands down the fiber and repeat the procedure until you reach the end of the strip.

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