The 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.