Mountains of Fluff

20200414_122458The next step in processing my pretty fiber is gently pulling apart all the locks, clumps, and mats so that they can air-dry and easily be fed through the drum carder. It is a tedious task, but I am quite comfortable with it. It feels so good to finish a job that requires loving care.

Yesterday, I sat in the barn with the classical station on the radio and teased apart all of two colors. Today, I’ll move them out of the way to the counter and start on a couple more. Then, when I’m up to it I’ll start carding them into lovely little batts of fiber ready for spinning.

I’m already thinking through what I might do with the new colors. They are precious, so I am pretty careful about what I make and who I make it for.

 

About bluestempond

Hobby farmer living at Bluestem Pond in Michigan.
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4 Responses to Mountains of Fluff

  1. Mary Jo (Lister) Prosser says:

    I would love seeing your progress as you continue! (I am from your old town of Buchanan, BTW!)

  2. bluestempond says:

    I remember…my mother’s friend.

  3. Ann Coleman says:

    I loved the colors you chose!

  4. Kim Gorman says:

    The colors are beautiful!

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