This project below is a mixture of fleece that was leftover from some workbook spinning. The fibres have a tiny bit of tussah silk, some mohair, a little shetland and the blue fleece was from a friend, but unfortunately I can't remember the sheep breed. It is a woad dye result. When I tried hand carding the fleece there were so many neps, noils and vegetable matter that I decided to use it all with the above leftovers and experiment with a long backward draw at my spinning wheel. It also gave my drum carder a workout. After many passes, I finally came up with 3 batts I could use.
|Carded fleece, blended.|
|Visible neps, vm, carded batt.|
|Rolled into punis for woollen spinning.|
|Finished 2 ply woollen yarn. 85 yds.|