A few issues ago, I read an article in Spin-Off which talked about using a blending board to make batts. It sounded interesting at the time, and I made a mental note to give it a try at a later date. A few weeks ago (or maybe a month? I can't keep track), I decided to break out the blending board and finally give this thing a try.
Spinzilla on the horizon for fall, you can bet I'll be creating more batts to spin from! They're each to work from, and also easy to do ahead of time and then store - as much as I would like to predraft roving ahead of time, it can be a little tricky to store said fiber without making a mess. Batts and rolags are a nice option to have when making a Spinzilla strategy.
Speaking of Spinzilla, my team - Team Louet - has a title to defend! We'll be spinning to win once again this year, and spinner registration opens on Sept. 1 (if you were part of our winning team last year, I'll be emailing you shortly to give you a head's up on registering with us once again!).