Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Making Cotton Balls


My wool is washed and now I'm ready to "card" the wool.

Carding is supposed to detangle and set your fibers in the same direction.

I suppose that's why I've never seen anyone card wool with one pet brush! What I found happening was, the fibers would catch in the brush instead of go through. The fibers didn't straighten, they bunched. Wool when carded will be lined up and then rolled to form a rolag or roving. This is a portion of the experiment that I need to work on a while!

I will embarrass myself though, I put a leader thread on my spindle and attached it the best I could to my "cotton ball" and spun a little CLUMPY yarn.

She sure spins nicely!

Don't be mean.
I am completely open to suggestions and in the mean time I'll keep pecking away. Stay tuned.


  1. You did it! You made yarn! Congratulations!

  2. Hey you made "art yarn" after you get better, you won't be able to make the clumpy yarn, and that is when you will decide you need some.
    I love it!
    Keep at it