Tue, 21 February 2012
It's actually magic, taking washed but clumped fiber, putting it through the drum carder and getting fluffy batts ready to spin. It's a spinning project I only do now and then, after accumulating those piles of fleeces and other fibers ready to blend. Then I spend several months, in an hour here and there, creating the batts. After that, the fun begins, as I get to spin them and see what those blends will look like in yarn.
In today's podcast, I talk about my recent drumcarding projects, as well as some information for those spinners that may want to buy a carder, or have one that they still haven't worked up the nerve to use.
I will be putting pictures of the fiber, before and after on my blog.
The Spinners Journal, a book I wrote to help you to document your carding or any spinning project is available to buy at this site.