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Drawing (also Drafting)

What does Drawing (also Drafting) mean?

The step in the spinning process in which slivers are pulled out after the carding and combing of the yarn.

Heddels explains Drawing (also Drafting)

Drawing, or drafting, involves pulling and teasing out the slivers formed during the combing process into a finer string of fibers called roving (which will then be twisted into yarn). One of the many steps of the spinning process, drawing helps to ensure uniformity in the final yarn.

Additional Resources

Here is an example of the drawing process:

Raw Denim Definition - Drawing