In the summer I'm busy gardening and dyeing. But after a while my fingers start getting twitchy and I find myself fondling wool rovings. It's time to get back to my spinning wheel! I've started to spin up my natually dyed rovings, beginning with the onion skin dyed rovings I did a couple of summers ago.
I wanted to make some variegated rovings, something I'd never done before with naturally dyed materials. I loaded them onto the drum carder like this (the green is an onion skin dyed roving over-dyed with indigo).
This is what the batt looked like.
I divided the batt into a number of punis as I wanted the colour runs to be short. (If I'd wanted a striping yarn I would've done a single rolag from the whole batt).
Here's the result.