Old technique to the right and new to the left
Version two worked much better and I will use this technique in the future, I only had a couple of packs of Noch fibres which were a little vivid and a pack of brown so I mixed some brown in to the mix in later batches and it helped tone it down a bit. It is a technique I shall persevere with, having just ordered some darker shades of fibre from the interweb. Watch this space for further experiments.
One thing I learned was the fibre also sticks to cows if you don't move them out of the way. For a while I had hairy green cattle. Makes a change.