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Topic: Blending colours, and bottom whorl drop spindles!  (Read 509 times)
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Mackster
« on: July 16, 2007 02:53:36 PM »

Hi everyone!

Now, I've just ventured into the land of spinning (I use a lightweight bottom whorl drop spindle) and I adore it.

I scored my spindle, along with three solid colours of Corriedale wool, from Knit Knackers for 12 bucks CND. Now that I've done a bit of practice spinning using just the solid colours, I'd like to try carding the colours together, blending them to make a sort of gradiated effect.

I have Ashford Student Handcarders that were my mom's, and I've messed around with blending the colours together a bit already. I was wondering if anyone had any tips regarding the easiest ways to blend two or more colours together really well, using hand carders?

Any and all tips would be appreciated, including any tips you guys may have on using a bottom whorl drop spindle.

Thanks so much! This forum is so fun to browse, all this glorious handspun. Cheesy
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cottondeer
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2007 04:01:19 PM »

Knitty has a great article on blending colors using handcards.
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Mackster
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2007 07:33:06 PM »

Oh hey!

I love Knitty, and I didn't even think to look there. XD

Thank you!
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