Blending Board Fun!

Now that I had some fun fiber to play with that I purchased at NY Sheep and Wool, I ordered myself a blending board from Fancy Kitty. I only had to wait two days before I had it in my hands and I started playing with it that night. Blending boards are great for mixing fibers and making your own rolags or mini batts from for spinning. Here is what I have made so far.

Oscar - .35oz - merino blend - 10.24.13






Which spun up into this:

Now I just need to find projects that will work with what I’m mixing and spinning up. Either way, I’m having a blast with fiber. Last weekend I got more too. This time I went to the New England Fiber Festival. I got some new fiber to try out. Can’t wait to get started. Can’t decide which I want to do first!

The white fiber is cormo and so soft! To the left of that in the bag is sari silk. The blue/purple mix under the cormo is alpaca, also super soft, and the red/orange braid is polworth. I’ve never spun any of them so we’ll see how it goes. The two heddles on the left are for my Cricket loom, an early Christmas present so I can weave now. I’ve only had the one heddle since I got my loom a couple years ago. Now I can do thinner and thicker yarns!


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. vuchickens
    Nov 07, 2013 @ 15:00:12

    Very cool! I’ve got to try that someday! How do you spin your rolags! Do you use a woolen long draw?


    • LuckyXIIICreations
      Nov 07, 2013 @ 19:05:02

      I’m still pretty new at spinning (only been doing it about a year) so I’m still trying to learn all the terminology. I know I am not doing long draw. More like short or inch worm. I spun it up on my drop spindle so I could go thinner. I can’t do very thin yet on my wheel.


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