I got all of this:
Ari sent me this along with the drumcarder and some trilobal nylon, this bag is one that Sara sells here (it's the black, white & grey pack) and carded each colour twice. When I got to the white, I threw in some of the trilobal too.
Then I set to blending using a quarter of each colour (I started with black and worked my way through the shades to the trilobal/white), until I had a layered batt.
I hummed and hawed debating whether to leave it like that, or run it through again to blend it even more.
Eventually I took the plunge. I split each layered batt into four and fed each quarter - black side facing up - into the carder once
and got these gorgeous batts!
I got four batts in total and they are lush! I'm calling them 'Thunderstorm'.
Unfortunately, this took me most of the day, my back hurts, I'm absolutely shattered and I shall never moan at the price of batts ever again!