Ok, I promised the next part of this blog tomorrow. As you saw yesterday I had some photos of the Class Carder, which is amazing.
I used it for most of that day on various types of fleeces. I have Herdwick, Scottish Blackface, Jacobs, Ryeland, etc.
This is Ryeland that I am using. It’s brilliant and so soft. That faffy mess of yucky fleece I got ages ago has turned into something fantastic.
This is my first attempt at creating a batt.
I then split it up into sections as was suggested on Ravelry, and this is how it turned out…
I made a selection of them. Ryeland, Jacobs and a mix of the two.
I’ve been preparing loads of fleece lately, not only for fun, but to use up the massive amount of fleece stash I have accumulated. I can’t believe how many batts I can make from one fleece. I still haven’t completed one fleece yet.
I want this to become a business one day, I want to sell this fleece, along with my hand made drop spindles and dyed fleece.
Here is a bigger selection of batts below…
The dyed ones are all Scottish Blackface, dyed using food colourings, tumeric and dylon.
I also plan on selling my spindles – what do you think of these?
Anyway, I’m off to do some spinning and crocheting and watch some Ruth Rendell mysteries.
xXx Love Kais xXx