Tuesday, January 26, 2010

I just got the urge...



.....to make a crazy batt!



I had dyed up lots of different fibres for this purpose, in fact I have got about 1kg of fibre all ready to make into batts.

Blue Faced Leicester, silk, seacell, mohair and kid mohair curls and silk noil, all dyed by me.  I also added a good smattering of glitter to the mix.
I weighed out the bits and bobs into a big mixing bowl, this batt weighs 50g.  It was a lovely feeling pulling apart the fibre to mix it a little, a bit like cooking lol
This colourful mix was put through my drum carder as it came out of the bowl, slowly slowly turning the handle....



I pulled off sections across the batt, carefully , I managed to get 5 equal (ish) rolags


I pre dreafted the rolags and then started to spin some lumpy bumpy thick and thin singles. I love it! The only thing I am not so happy with is the silk noil, I will really split it up in the next batt as it seems to clump up together too much and I feel it will fall out of the yarn once i knit with it. We shall see...


So, I might be adding some of these crazy batts to my shop, just for fun! Not for those of you that want to spin a smooth yarn I have to say ;^)

8 comments:

kerrie said...

ooh, if i were to buy a batt from you could i persuade you to spin me some yarn out of it? Let me know how much.... x

Rosie said...

That is simply gorgeously gorgeous. and I hope you're feeling better xx

Tracey. said...

That looks like fun, just go with the flow.
I need to do more with my drum carder, I did put some slightly felted merino top through and that made lovely batts but I want to have some fun with it too.

What will you knit with it though?

Thimbleanna said...

Oooh, I love a fun, colorful bumpy yarn. It's beautiful Marianne!

Rani said...

That is amazing! Think of all the possibilities . . .

Woollycraft Workshops said...

Gosh soooo lovely, I almost drooled!

Faerynuff said...

That is so beautiful, like jewels. They would sell like hot cakes.

Love you xxx

(and not an exclamation mark in sight!) LOL

Woollycraft Workshops said...

You've inspired me to use up some of my left overs....

and thank you for giving me a reason to start blogging again x

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