I learned about Enchanted Knoll Farm through a Ravelry thread for Amy King's Spunky Eclectic. Josette makes the most incredibly beautiful spinning batts, and opened up a whole new avenue in spinning for me. I'd never done a batt spinning
before Josette's "Pumpkin Juice" batt arrived in my PO Box. Amy has a tutorial on her blog about making rolags for spinning from a batt, and Josette frequently mentions using a diz for preparing the batt for spinning.
And so, I embarked on a new tangent in my spinning - using a diz. I'd once previously spun from a handcombed/dizzed preparation and loved it. However, I did not own a diz, and had not used one on a dyed batt/fleece. So, I ordered one from Gregory V Pencheff Woodturning (which I also discovered through following links on Amy's blog at Christmastime). I ordered one in curly maple, as my Schacht-Reeves is ash, and that seemed like the closets wood match. I had wondered how useful the 2mm orifice was going to be, and am totally amazed at how much fiber passed through such a tiny hole!
I am hoping to do some laceweight spinning with this fiber, and it is my hope that the diz preparation will make for more consistency in my spinning. I'll post some in progress photos once I get the wheel out of its puppy-safe location. I put the wheels away during the puppy teething phase - now I am hoping I can keep Sam's attention to something other than my wheel!