So, fired with enthusiasm, I spent some time on Sunday experimenting. Here are the fibres I used that were in my bit bag - yellow with a streak of purple that had clung to it, lime milkshake harshness, deep navy blue, natural that somehow looks pink, and grey drier lint (not really, but it was peculiar stuff)
Here's a taste of the shades I carded up. Look as those airy rolags!
Want to see some blending shots?
I put a mix of fibres on the card
The other carder
Action! (very hard to take all of these pictures with one pair of hands and one crappy, very crappy camera phone) Look how the awful short grey stuff was clumping at this point.
Still struggling to get it blended at this point
But after some more work.....
I am so looking forward to plying this!
And yes, that is a mirror underneath the flyer - this way I can see the nearest end of my bobbin without having to half stand