Nep clouds from last post have been layered on the blending board with more wool, then rolled off into lovely speckled neppy rolags! You can barely see the imbedded blue and green neps in the white cormo wool, but I know when I begin to spin they are going to pop!
Next is the spinning, but first, what I did . . .
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Techy Stuff . . .
I layered twice, actually with a different wool (undyed white Cormo) layered in-between nep clouds (see last post for how I made nep clouds ), wanting to be sure the neps were well homogenized. It would have been a good idea to use a light grey , to show the blending steps separate from the nep clouds. Next time!
- Layered first wool, then blue nep cloud, then wool, then green nep cloud, then wool — taking opportunity to evenly disperse with my hands, clumps of neps, and then l lifted batt off of board.
- Layered handfuls of the batt again, to get all nice and well blended.
- Drew rolags off with large knitting needles in a slightly tensioned ” combing ” motion.
- Rolags ready to spin! (click the 1st image below to go to slideshow)
- See Blending For Tweed Simplified for my basic blending board slideshow how-to.
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