Today I decided not to fight the fiber. I was trying to spin this batt on my Tibetan spindle and it really is not the best choice of fiber or preparation to do that. So I moved it onto a wheel. It wanted to be much thicker and have more air in it than I was getting on the spindle. I was also loosing the pops of color trying to spin it on the spindle. The colored fibers are a much different fiber and staple length and just have to be allowed to JUMP in where they want.
I was much happier letting it do its thing.