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A tool which is used to convert wool fleece into narrow untwisted fibres is called slivers.
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Wool comes mostly from sheep. It was the first fibre to be spun into yarn and it provides more warmth than other animal fibres. Apart from sheep, wool also comes from the angora goat, yak, llama, alpaca, and even camels. All these animals have a thick coat of hair or fleece, which keeps them warm. Wool is obtained from this fleece.
Shearing is the first step in processing fibre into wool. It is the removal of the fleece of the sheep along with a thin layer of the skin.
The next step is to clean the sheared skin and hair. This is done in big tanks to remove the grease, dust and dirt. This is called scouring.
The tool which is used to convert wool fleece into narrow untwisted fibres is called slivers.

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