the spinning day 10 days ago really fired up my enthusiasm for my own creative work again. i’ve invested in a drum carder to create batts that i can spin into art yarn or turn into felted/ felt paper surfaces. i’m exploiting my stash of lush fibres and in doing so i’m creating batts that don’t have any relatonship to my within the landscape colour palette. what i’m creating are pieces of work that i think are beautiful in themselves and therefore can be stand alone pieces rather than tied to my theme.

Ashford drum carder in use

Art batts carded from merino, corriedale, alpaca and a number of differently finished silk fibres