Today I had more fun creating some roving off of my drum carder. The first time I tried this I didn’t have a proper diz and used a ceramic button. It was a tough go and didn’t work that well and I hadn’t tried it again until today. I used my proper diz today and the process was really easy so I guess it helps to use the proper tools.
I’m going to photo bomb the process again, mostly because I want a record of the colours used. I’m too lazy to make more roving and there is also the thought that when I spin this stuff up it might not look that great so I’ve only made 63 grams of roving. If I want more at least I can look back at this post and figure out what to do again. Blogs are wonderful, I don’t know how many times I’ve Googled something and come up with my own blog.
The wool used is some white Shetland from Jamieson & Smith and some coloured Ashford mill ends, which I assume are Corridale since they aren’t soft like Merino. The mill ends used are green, purple, yellow and pink.
It’s a thing of beauty, how many years have I been posting and it only occurred to me today to place a number in front of the names of my photos so that they are sequenced properly and so when importing I don’t have to re-arrange them in proper order? It takes me a while but I eventually get there…