Top Reconstruction – Part Blue (um, Two)

Here’s the second half of that top I am working on.  This time, the blue pile.  This first picture is fairly accurate on color.  You can see the ribbon of mohair being kinda shiny running down the top.

Top Reconstruction-blue

One benefit to carding…..it gives you a chance to find and pick out the occasional sheep hair.

Top Reconstruction-blue

Once the carder stops taking fiber evenly, I run it around while holding a slicker brush to burnish the fibers on there.  I want the whole 2 ounces in one batt.

Top Reconstruction-blue

Once the batt is formed, I ran a knitting needle through the opening in the teeth, and rolled the batt off using a piece of paper for added pulling power.

Top Reconstruction-blue

Tada…..side shot…..

Top Reconstruction-blue

Full on shot….blue fluffy clouds!!

Top Reconstruction-blue

About ThePaintedTiger

I'm an Indie dyer of yarn and fiber. I love all the colors, but especially green and brown.....and purple, and blue.....
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