Thursday, March 22, 2007

My First Blends

For the past few months, I have been slowly gathering a variety of fibers ( grey CVM, blue Corriedale, blue-grey kid mohair, and natural tussah silk noils) with the thought of recarding them and blending them together. I was still unsure of how it would all turn out, but after seeing some of the stunning effects achieved by other fiber artists, I had to try it... so, here are the initial rolags, after a thorough blending..
and of course the close-up...


And the first spinning of the blend... please, let me know what you think!



You can barely see the grey in it now, and I added very little of the corriedale and mohair to it...I adore the luster it has though, and it is spinning into a very nice bumpy, noily worsted weight, which I really have to concentrate on.... I will say it is spinning up very quickly, and this one bit was shot after about a half hour of total spinning!

In other fiber news, my fair isle sweater is coming along beautifully with a newly placed collar, much wider steeks on the neckline after my last botched attempt, and the trunk is almost finished!!! Yay!!!! Pictures to follow!

5 comments:

Mandie said...

Keep going with your blended batt Kristin - it's gorgeous!

Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

BEAUTIFUL yarn! I love the colors, as well as the nubby, noily character. I haven't progressed to blending any fibers yet as I am still a new spinner. Bought a beautiful Clemes and Clemes drum carder from a friend but haven't used it yet. I'm afraid I'll need many more lifetimes to do all that I would like to do!

LDSVenus said...

That spun up into some beautiful yarn. Cant wait to see it in a skein :)

HollyEQQ said...

That yarn is gorgeous! I love blending fibers and making something totally unique.
Enjoy.
Holly

LDSVenus said...

I yarn turned out beautifully. I'm always amazed that the colors can be so different than the roving was. Your rolags looked more grey but the yarn has a beautiful rich blue color. Great job. :)