Saturday, March 9, 2013

New Tools

Wow it's been a while since I've done any blogging.  I've been distracted with so many other things I forget to post.  One of my latest distractions has been joining a group on Ravelry called Rollin Rolags  that has been making rolags on blending boards.  These kinds of boards have been around for many years, but there's a new resurgence of them being used by fiber artists.  Some major companies have added them to their lineup of fiber tools.  I and a few others in the group found them to be a bit out of our price range-so we started a DIY group.  So I ordered some carding cloth through the co-op, shopped around to find the right board and proceeded to make my own.  I used it for the first time and rather enjoyed the process.  Now I just have to start spinning the rolags I'm collecting and see how they come out.

6 comments:

  1. I also have been having fun with my homemade board! I love the blending that you can achieve, and it's portable! :) Happy Spinning!

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  2. My your rolags look wonderful. Does it work that much different than a drum carder for blending? Inquiring minds want to know...I guess I better go check out Rollin Rolags on Rav. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. I saw the co-op group on Rav, even that it's a bit out of my range at the moment (lots of things to save up for!). Love how yours has come out and your rolags look amazing!

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  4. Very cool! I love it when I read about something I'd like to try! Going to check out the Rollin Rolags -- yours looks great!

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  5. Your rolags are beautiful. I'm not even jumping down that rabbit hole ;-) I still have combs,hackle and many more tools/toys that aren't being used. I'll keep that drum carder busy...although I love all of the pretty rolags I've seen. Time! I need more time.

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  6. That's an interesting technique, I'll have to look into that. The fiber you're rolling is beautiful. I always love red.

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