More Fun with Fleece
The new little fleece is all dry and ready to be played with:
It cleaned up beautifully, and is just dying to be spun up. So, we’ll go through a little bit of how I get it ready for spinning.
With something like this, I usually just grab a few locks at a time and use a flick carder (or dog brush) to open up the ends and remove any short or weak bits (any remaining veg falls out too) . In photos:
Holding the locks by the butt end, I comb down through the tips of the fibers, opening them up.
Then I turn it aronfand do the same to the butt ends.
And then you have a nice little cloud of loosened up fibers, all still going in the same direction. I usually spin right from this stage. I just make up a mountain of little fiber bundles and then get spinning.
But if you want to, you can easily make your own roving. Just tug out a small bunch of fibers fo the end of the bundle, and keep drafting them in a steady stream until you run out:
Then you can gently wrap them into a tidy little bun for spinning later.
Here is a short video demonstration: