My first effort was just all wrong and a few You Tube videos later (I enjoyed Gwen Powell's videos very much: Using a Clemes and Clemes Blending Board) I was able to make rolags easily, if not neatly. I also managed to draw blood twice so do be careful and do make sure your tetanus is up to date. Here are a few pics:
|Painting the board|
|Pushing the fiber onto the tines with a paintbrush|
|Carding the fiber onto the board|
|Starting first rolag|
|First rolag off the board|
|A mess o' rolags|
A word about selecting a blending board....carding cloth is expensive and I suspect that is the main reason for the price of these tools. There are only about 3 companies that manufacture carding cloth in the world so features become important. So far I'm pleased with my selection and you can find boards that cost a lot more and a lot less.