Friday, November 23, 2007
A consequence of this is that I've been travelling quite a bit and working most weekends and that Pants has also been doing the occasional weekend and a couple week nights a week.
He worked one evening earlier this week, which I designated CARD-A-PALOOOOOZAAAA!!!!, wherein I take a giant basket of fibre, generally consisting of bits I couldn't fit on a bobbin, dye trials, bits I use to exhaust dye pots, samples of fibres and generally anything interesting I find in my studio.
Then, I throw handfuls into my drum carder, roughly card them and see what happens.
I made 19 batts in this bunch, 3 for me, 15 for the store and 1 for my new friend Miss Vicki.
They're so much fun to spin, because you never know how it's going to turn out. No two are the same, but each of the 15 for sale all have at least 10 fibres in common, so they would make a giant, coheisive yarn, if all spun together. This lot all have silk, mohair, merino, angelina, corriedale and a bunch of other things.
I really love making these, it's always a surprise to see how they will come out and I'm really happy with this batch.
Now, to find enough time to list them on etsy and eBay.