There seems to be a bit of a buzz about carding at the moment, so I'm going to post my first attempts here... if you can spot where I'm going wrong, or have any useful tips please let me know under the 'post a comment' area. I'd be really grateful!
I'm using my Ashford Hand Carders, which are in the shop at Sara's Texture Crafts - Carders
I started with some pink Merino and a small handful of Wensleydale curly tops. Here are my first two attempts...
The bottom rolag is my first attempt... I know rolags are really for spinning, but I was following a spinning book and I thought although the process of carding was more complicated it would at least show me how to create a good blend. I can always take a step back and see how far I really need to take the technique when applied to feltmkaing.
As you can see my first attempt had a few Wensleydale clumps... although part of my rather likes that for feltmaking!
This is the second one... I think this went much better and I like the 'cloud-like' appearance of the blended Wensleydale against the Merino.