Saturday, February 25, 2017

Even More Fluff

It still looks like winter but it sure doesn't feel like winter. We are in day two of temps in the high 70's.

 As I hoped, Wednesdays's big wash was dry and ready for carding.

 First I have to make a pile of fluff from that giant tangled wad of fiber. I just pull it apart with my hands.

 Only little wisps can go through on the first pass. On the second pass I get to use the torn up batt from the first pass.

Less is more when it comes to carding. Getting it off the drum is really hard if you fill it too full. Don't ask me how I know this.

 In about an hour Nora became three pretty batts. There is still plenty more of her to wash in the shed if these work out.

It was such a beautiful day I drug out a wheel and had a happy afternoon on the deck spinning. I love to spin outside and rarely get to in this mosquito infested swamp I live in.

This is some mystery fiber I found last fall that I've been working on.

There were three batts of randomly dyed colors that I suspect may be from some egg dye. Speaking of egg dye, it's already in the stores. Time to stock up.


  1. How fun to have a drum carder. I always used with my wooden hand cards and it was a pain. I used to love to spin outside and I would take my wheel camping with us. It was sure a conversation starter! The colors of your batts are beautiful.
    Blessings, Betsy

  2. Beautiful colors! Doors open here this morning, but a change in weather is coming (again).

  3. The new Nora Shetland will be a wonderful spin; it's one of my favorite fibers to spin.
    I'm glad you were able to spin outside and enjoy the warmth; nice bobbin full going on!

  4. Oh I love that mystery fiber and spinning outside on a beautiful day! I'm thinking a drum carder would make carding a lot easier. I must invest in one.

  5. You are amazing. I love that you spin, bravo.

  6. Spinning on the deck ! A true tonic ! I love the Easter spring palette you are spinning! we have snow...

  7. I love to watch your spinning projects!

  8. That is beautiful. I admire people how have the patience to spin!