Very very excited about some lovely spindles that arrived this week from the same maker who makes these polished ebony and rosewood hooks and needles . I only have a couple of samples, but they're so gorgeous I hope to have lots in stock soon.
Back to the story of that fibre. When I opened the box and saw those spindles and desperate to try one, I got straight onto the drum carder. It's been a long time since I made some sample fabric for the curtains in my freshly-decorated bathroom. I have been thinking that it would be even nicer to spin the wool / silk mix with a drop spindle.
This is the mix - 3 parts white merino, 1 part dyed 'cheesecake' merino and a little silk.
The drum carder that I recently refurbished is doing well - it's the first time in a long while that I've used one without a packer brush fitted and it was a fluffy experience: