Combing or carding?

Not sure which is best yet: Combing or carding fleece. My ambition is always to make a yarn as soft as possible. Carding doesn’t really give that result. Instead the fibers are a little dissorganized and sprawly. That is why I’ve been eyeing some wool combs online, but they aren’t exactly cheap, so for trying out combing I’m borrowing Stina’s comb (I don’t think she minds. She doesn’t approve of that comb as it is anyway).


Washing alpaca fleece

I’m trying to wash the alpaca fleece before combing and spinning it.

Basically I just took a bin, filled it up with finger warm water, added some soapnut decoction (made that myself, boiled 50 grams of soapnuts in a couple of cups of water for about 10 minutes) and then put the fleece in.
I let it soak over night before rinsing it in fresh water. But very carefully to avoid felting.

Now it’s spread out on s towel to dry.
This black fleece is so pretty. My mind is running wild with spinning and dying ideas. (Well, obviously I can’t dye the black, but I could combine it with another fleece…)