I have recently returned to my Ashford Country Spinner 2 wheel and decided to spin some rather fine singles on it. I know that “they” say you can’t do that but I decided “they” were wrong. Read more to find out what happened…
I have carded up almost 60 art batts for the shop. Sold some at the Colorado Springs Distaff Day in January and the rest have been recently added to the shop. They are really great colors and it was hard to list them and not spin them myself.
To celebrate what a good girl I was in not spinning up the for sale batts, I did card up some a few nights ago just for me to spin.
Here are a few photos. feel free to drool away.
These batts are made from Hand Painted Cheviot Roving using Greener Shades Acid Dye for color. There is some wonderful Corriedale x CVM in a natural extreme dark brown, white fine Merino roving, stark white Milk Protein, golden Honey Tussah Silk, and two colors of Angelina. I splashed out on all my favorite luxury fibers and can’t wait to spin these batts. I keep seeing a wonderful 2 ply Double Knit Yarn that I might crochet into a wide and long open lace shawl, maybe make a set of arm warmers that will lace up from my wrists to my elbows and if there is still more left over maybe a scarf? hat?? full ensemble?