Batt Making, from wool to spinable!
Llanwenog wool; traded with Kristen for a couple more interesting wools. It came washed, but jumbled. A short stapled, more downy type wool, this was not going to work with the Flick carder or combs. So. What to do?
Step 1, dye! Wilton's icing dyes and white vinegar, a little time in the oven, and pink-purples-blues and pretty.
Step 2, borrow a drum carder from my friend Pam up the road.
Step 3, card the wool like a maniac into lovely, spinable batts!
I didn't weight these yet, I should. But I have 5 batts, all slightly different, but enough similarities that when I spin them up, they'll be coordinated.
Too bad pink isn't my favorite color...but I'm in it for the fiber experience. If I end up not loving the end yarn in its pinkness, I know people who do!
Now....time to spin!