“Passion Flower” Rolag Set for Woolen Spinning

There are two basic ways to spin: worsted — in which the fibers are lined up and there’s little air in the twist of fibers and the aim is to create dense, strong yarn; and woolen — in which the fibers are directionless, and air is retained in the spinning, and the aim is to create fluffy, warm yarn.

I’ve recently learned how to card batts on a drum carder, and just today learned how to roll a batt into “rolags,” which is a fiber preparation for spinning woolen yarn. My inspiration for the colors was a card I’ve had for years; the image is art work by Emily Burningham titled “Passion Flower.” Her website is exquisite, and her fabric and other designs are classic and beautiful:


This rolag set includes some of my hand-dyed silk fiber, as well as merino, a polwarth/silk blend fiber, and other silk fiber. I’m looking forward to spinning some fluffy, warm yarn in these colors:



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