So, I don’t have a drum carder. I am much more happy with batts and rolags than with most roving. Probably because I spin semi-woolen modified long draw.
This gives me some problems. I don’t much like to buy roving. I like hand-carded wool, but, then I have to spend a LOT of time processing it. I won’t break down and get a drum carder yet. So, my favorite inexpensive, prepared fiber is spinning bells from the grab bag at The Sheep Shed Studio and laps from A Yarn or A Tale.
I wanted to make fancy, multicolored (multilayered?) batts. So, I dyed some pieces of spinning bell different colors that I thought would look good together and pulled the layers apart and stacked them up and rolled them up to spin.
Not perfect, but pretty cool, I think. And they look nice just sitting there, too. If I do say so myself.
Tomorrow is our Guild picnic (potluck, 11 am Ritter Park, bring chair and drink, too). I love potlucks. Did I mention that? 🙂
I’ve actually been getting a goodly number of t-shirt orders, which is very exciting! If you want to get one of your own, go to my etsy shop.