Gorgeous pearlescence like beach shells…
Made from nice combed top roving, so there’ll be no bumps and slubby bits in this batch, and the amazing thing is that all the color in these rolags are from combing tips of stash yarn!
During my last blending post, I discovered a “yarn brush” technique, and having invented this for myself, I feel like I should explain how I do it. From doing a few times I think it is easiest to to cut a handful of the yarn, in lengths about 4 to 6 inches, loop around and hold the ‘brush’ firmly in the middle. I am using my paintbrush comb, but you can use hand carders or a fine tooth comb, and comb the ends of the yarn to loosen up and fray the plies, which then you can then push into the carding teeth…
I’ve found that most of the looser plied fluffy yarns, like some Berocco Inca Tweed I had handy, work best, and certainly any of the single ply yarns work beautifully without the combing the tip, they just brush off into the carding cloth easily. In the slideshow, if you hold your mouse over the images, the text will explain what I’m doing.
Okay, here’s the show!
You are such an artist, tis true.
I knew you’d love this pearlescent colorway! It is so you! 🙂 xx
Absolutely stunning work and a brilliant color mix. I always thought the yarn faeries did this. I just didn’t know they were in our midst…or vineyards.
Heh heh… well, if I am anything at all , that would be a faerie! Thank you Terry! xx
Brilliant idea, smart method, lovely result👏👏👏👏👏
Aw Yvonne, I hope you try something like this, on your carders? Thanks so much…. xx
Your rolags are so like mother-of-pearl, or roses from my garden, and I look forward to seeing the yarn you make from them!