Carding Batts

I've been having a great time over the past few weeks carding batts on my Fancy Kitty Kitten drum carder.  I suppose you could consider these to be "kitchen sink" batts, because I am throwing in a bit of many different types of fibers.  I've been using a variety of handpainted and natural colors of wool and silk fibers that I have in my stash.  And to liven up the batts I have been adding a hint of sparkle with some angelina fibers.  My goal is to make batts that create a heathered yarn, and after two or three passes through the carder the colors are well-blended, but not so much so that you can't discern the original colors upon careful inspection.  The spun singles are beautifully heathered, and I can't wait to ply them up and start knitting.

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Posted on February 23, 2014 and filed under Carding, Spinning.