I can’t stay away from the blending board…
nor can I stop testing my instincts about color,
and layering them ever so finer … and finer …. and even finer…
just to see how the colors will work together.
Because perhaps I am just ridiculous!
So I have decided to make a new category ~~ Tweed Chronicles ~~ wherein I can post my tweed yarn making refinements, as I explore both predictable as well as the unpredictable color combinations (maybe especially the unpredictable), my learned improvements of technique, and so on.
- 20g of white undyed roving I acquired decades ago, the tweedy “nepps” from the slubby roving are excellent for tweed, 20g of mixed Shetland I over-dyed with color peacock, 10g of Corriedale aqua, and 10g of Corriedale dark denim.
- Layered very thinly … I mean really a lot of thin layers… using technique for Fiber Blending Recipe #3 .
- Lifted batt, layered again a second time.
- Drew off rolags.
- Total of only two “cardings”.
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I have found another gem in the “Hands” series I’ve been watching countless times over the last month, while I learn the technique of long-draw tweed spinning on my little wheel, and learn the art of color in fiber. And because I have always been so deeply inspired from nostalgia, this one is my new favorite. Enjoy!