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!


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.

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. :)