First Rolags on Ashford Blending Board

First Rolags on Ashford Blending Board

 

For Christmas, I received a gorgeous Ashford Blending board from my Bloke. I didn’t have any fiber to spin so I have had to wait a couple of weeks to be able to use it!

A big box delivery from Adelaide Walker came through the post today and I raced straight upstairs to my Den to start creating.

Ashford Blending board with Adelaide Walker's fiber delivery
Ashford Blending board with Adelaide Walker’s fiber delivery

 

I have been wanting one for a while, to make my own rolags and batts to spin from! I have been collecting a lot of images on my Pintrest Board “Spinning Inspiration” to give me some ideas on what to design when I eventually got my hands on some fiber.

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Above: Purple Tulips: The pintrest image I was inspired by

Below: My fiber colours in Merino wool Fiber tops

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Laying out the fiber was so beautiful. There is something really theraputic about laying out colours and laying them, imagining what they’ll look like when you eventually spin them.

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I wanted to keep the colours separate on the board, so that I would get a gradient-like effect in the wool, plus the suggested “tulip” and the “stem as separate colour blocks. I loved the white in the water colour images I had seen of similar tulips so I wanted to keep the white layer between each shade of purple. I can’t wait to see how they look when I spin them!

 

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The finished rolags

I am so proud of my first proper rolags. I love the colours, and the colur textures are exactly what I had imagined.

These only took me 1 hr to make, as I had about 130grams of fiber, and I had to load the board about three times to use it up. In fact, I measured out 100grams in the beginning, then added on colours as I realised I ran out of green and had too much purple!

In the next blog I will spin these gorgeous rolags and report back with some lovely wool! How do you think I should spin them? 2 ply? Single? Single with a black thread ply? Oohh the possibilities! Comment below to vote!

Rebecca x

2 thoughts on “First Rolags on Ashford Blending Board

  • January 8, 2016 at 8:00 pm
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    They look gorgeous, I really must think about knitting again!

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