Work in progress…

An hour and a half later, a bag of picked wool ready for carding.

Another day, some hours later and a bag of carded batts, almost ready for spinning.

Carded batts with a small handful of natural black alpaca fibre added into the mix.  The picking opens up the fleece staples which can also be done by hand and the carding blends the fibres as well as putting air into the batt.  Will use a soft hand to spin these to make a low twist single, creating a yarn with plenty of loft.   These are looking pretty good.  The tones of greys, blacks and texture of the fibre will make interesting yarn.

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4 Responses to Work in progress…

  1. Joei says:

    These look lovely. I just go my spinning wheel and was having trouble …. but figured out the roving was too compact. These look nice and fluffy (airy)…look forward to seeing the progression of your project. Gorgeous colors by the way.

    • Ingrid says:

      Great to hear from you Joei. Would love to see a pic of your new wheel and spinning. Be patient with your spinning, it will all come back to you and just tease out the roving before drafting, it may be easier. I have a mountain of spinning to do, so it will take me a little while.

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