I don't think there's any fibre preparation I enjoy more than making up colourful batts for spinning. I'm not very good with colours and the colour wheel is a total mystery to me. I normally just pull out colours I like, add in some that I think will "bounce" off the others, and hope for the best! I never have a clue what the batts will turn out like with the colours I've chosen, and it's maybe this element of surprise that I like so much. So far I've never been disappointed with the end result and I've never made batts I don't like. It must be instinctive!
Anyway, when our TdF team were asking for prize donations, drum-carded batts seemed the obvious choice for me. I sorted through my fibre stash and came up with the combination above : 80g merino in various shades, 40g black alpaca, 25g charcoal bamboo, 20g mauve alpaca, 20g banana fibre, 10g silk, 5g Gotland curls. 200g total.
As usual, I was pretty pleased with these.
Also as usual, I wanted to spin them as soon as they were finished . . .
. . . and I can't, because they're not for me! I think I'm going to have great difficulty in keeping my hands off these until the end of the 2nd week of the Tour when my prize is awarded.