I stumbled upon this trick recently when I was spinning up a really beautiful fiber batt. I love the texture and color variations in the batt and wanted to spin in woolen but didn’t want to blend the fibers together by carding. So I looked for another option and found this quite suitable:
Sorry that the sound is rather low for the demonstration portion of the video. I’ll work to make sure that it is louder the next time that I do a tutorial.
Paired with a long draw, I really like this method for spinning art batts as it doesn’t blend all the fibers together into something homogeneous, it allows the different fibers and colors to shine and yields a lovely woolen yarn. I’m saving the finished yarn pics for my December Handspun post early in the new year. Be sure to stay tuned!
Have you been experimenting with any new techniques in your crafting? I’d love to hear all about your adventures!