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On opening one of my pillowcases that I have scoured fleece stored in, I found some woad dyed Shetland I had forgotten about. I have been combing, carding and spinning Shetland fleece. The whole fleece was not dyed, just part of it. Of course I found this too enticing to close up & ignore so I started combing & carding. It is not white, but has some non white fibres dispersed throughout, which to me is very pleasing.
|Woad Shetland Singles|
I finished spinning the singles; rewound them, which I do with all of my singles before plying to even out the twist, and will soon start spinning the singles of the undyed portion of the fleece. The entire fleece is ready to be spun, but I am not hurried about it. It will be finished when it's timely.
|Off White Shetland Roving|
I find the process of combing & carding easy to do when I have the need to contemplate a happening in my life of significance. I can labour away at the combing for hours while my mind works on the problem at hand.
|Wool Combs by Four Poster Woodworking|
|Drum Carder by Four Poster Woodworking|
|Vegetable matter in off white Shetland|
I spun the singles on the 22" Elizabeth using the double drive and smaller whorl with a short forward draw. This is resulting in a semi worsted yarn because of the carded preparation.
|Woad Shetland single on Elizabeth|
|White Shetland roving|
For the last few weeks he has been creating a Norwegian style spinning wheel for me. It is looking beautiful. This is a 25" wheel, not meant for travelling. Pictures when it's finished will appear here.