Well, what have I been up to this last month? A fair amount of spinning actually! I got some unknown wool from a friend, which had been carded on a drum carder, there are however, some bobbles in it. Don't know whether that is due to the type of wool, the age of the wool, or the carding. It made it quite difficult to spin into a regular yarn,
The stuff on this bobbin doesn't look too bad, but at times it would really get very bobbly, and I was unsure whether I'd be able to do anything decent with it. However, once plyed it has created quite a pretty yarn. Too rough to use as clothing, but I'm going to try my hand at cable knitting, and make myself a bag or two with it, as I still have alot of fleece to spin! Is there a way of getting bobbles out of carded wool? Or does it basically need re-carding? Not that I will with this, as I quite like the effect, but for future reference it would be handy to know.
I also acquired some zwartble wool from Dawn (thanks Dawn!). I have been able to try my hand at carding, after picking up some carders that were slight seconds, from a link on Spinspiration a while ago.
I was able to get some lovely fluffy clounds of zwartble wool.
Looks like I might have another source of spinning fibre too! No Luke, it isn't a hair brush!!
The wool once spun looks like it might be my first "proper" looking yarn. I'm beginning to feel I am getting the hang of this!