Spinning Batts

The last few weeks of fiber time have been devoted to spinning up some of the batts that I carded last month.  I've been experimenting with plying the batts with handpainted rovings and with natural colored fibers.  So far, I am really happy with the results, and I can't wait to see how the sample skeins knit up.

Handspun yarn from a batt containing Bluefaced Leicester Wool, Merino Wool, Bombyx Silk, Angelina, and more.

Handspun yarn from a batt containing Bluefaced Leicester Wool, Merino Wool, Bombyx Silk, Angelina, and more.

Handspun yarn.  One ply is from a batt containing Bluefaced Leicester Wool, Tussah Silk, brown Merino Wool, red Kid Mohair, Angelina, and more.  The other ply is natural colored Shetland blended with cinnamon and white Alpaca.

Handspun yarn.  One ply is from a batt containing Bluefaced Leicester Wool, Tussah Silk, brown Merino Wool, red Kid Mohair, Angelina, and more.  The other ply is natural colored Shetland blended with cinnamon and white Alpaca.

Handspun yarn.  One ply is from a handpainted roving.  The other ply is from the same batt as the purple yarn above.

Handspun yarn.  One ply is from a handpainted roving.  The other ply is from the same batt as the purple yarn above.

Posted on April 15, 2014 .