Super Fluff

So, my little wool samples all dry in the bathroom. While I was in there, I was looking at the grey corriedale and thinking “Where have I seen that exact color before?” Then I remembered the 4 oz. of Romney I had gotten in the longwool offering of the Between Ewe and Me fiber club. Same lovely grey, and I’d already flick carded those romney locks. I wondered how I could incorporate the two fibers, and I got the brilliant idea to drum card them both together. I figured it would take 2 batts, so I divided out each fiber just by eyeballing the amounts, and threw it on the drum carder. I am telling you it may have taken me all of 15 minutes to make two of the BIGGEST fluffiest batts I’ve ever seen. Seriously. The fiber was so well prepared that I only had to run each batt through twice and there was no real problem with feeding that fiber in. What a joy they were to make and they turned out even more amazing than I expected. So of course I had to spin one. Then I grabbed a picture of my largest spindle and the batt so you could get the perspective of just HOW huge those batts were.

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This is just amazing for my relatively small drum carder!

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