This first photo shows a mixture of blue Merino, (a soft, thin, long wool fiber) with Firestar Trilobal Nylon (a shiny, man-made fiber). I didn't card it much so you can still see the separation of colors. More or less carding will blend the fibers into new colors or maintain some of the original colors.
|Merino and Firestar Trilobal|
This next photo shows a mixture of Merino wool fibers with Angelina fibers, also shiny and man-made.
|Merino and Angelina|
I think I put a little white silk fiber in as well, because I was making up rolags for my winter scene at the top of the Skies Over Lancaster Quilt that Tacony now owns. I wanted the sky to look like a cold, icy mist in front of the sun, so I blended these together really well so you couldn't see the differences in fiber texture in the rolags but they can be seen when felted on the picture itself.
|Winter River Sky|
Next I used the very coarse and crumbly Peace Fleece to create the autumn foliage in the second scene in the quilt:
|Skies Over Lancaster Quilt|
|Santa Fe Quilt|