The last time I went stash diving it was for yarn. This time it was for fiber. I have a plastic bin full of samples of fiber from when I was subscribed to The Spinning Box when I was active on Facebook. I have more fiber than I will ever use and I am no longer interested in Facebook but I enjoyed getting my boxes in the mail.
I have plenty of combed top to pick from to blend with the samples in the top photo.
I have a blending board as well as a drum carder and wool combs so I am all set to blend fiber for spinning. I’d like to prep enough fiber for eight ounces, enough for two full bobbins on my Kromski Sonata and just do a bit of sampling as I go for some specialty yarn for a weaving project for when the summer heat keeps me indoors. I’d like to mix specialty yarn for weft with some smoothly spun dyed top for warp on the loom.
Rolags are very easy to make on the blending board when you want to spin some woolen yarn.
This is the type of yarn I get from spinning the rolags in the other photo. I spin the singles yarn and then wind it off as a center pull ball for plying or use my Andean Plying Tool. I think a combination of woolen spun for weft and worsted spun for warp would be a nice combination.
I will dust off the floor loom and weave something colorful, probably a few scarves for gifts.