Category Archives: drum carding

How I Remove a Batt from a Drum Carder

There was some discussion on a Facebook fiber group yesterday about how to get a batt off the drum carder cleanly. I mentioned my method, but pictures are worth a thousand words, so I took some. (And I’ll probably still … Continue reading

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Let’s take a spin….

I’ve been feeling lately like I haven’t done anything for awhile, so tonight I have a date with this here stuff…… The batts are ones I’ve recarded (with my Big Tom carder) from my misc. box of Brown Sheep mill … Continue reading

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How to make a striped art batt on a drum carder

Hello!  I’ve been busy busy busy dyeing between the Mystery Shawl Along, and getting ready for Sheep in the City (which is next week already, yikes!).  I’ve also been making batts while the skeins of Zephyr for the shawl along … Continue reading

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Creating a Multicolor Roving on the Drum Carder

Today’s photo tutorial will focus on making a layered batt, which results in a multi-color roving when pulled….either straight from the swift of the drum carder, or made later by zig-zag tearing the batt.  If you haven’t joined me for … Continue reading

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Getting Acquainted with Big Tom and Fine Fiber

For today’s Fiber Friday, I’m going to take you on another photo adventure with my Big Tom drum carder by Ron nderson at Fancy Kitty (no affiliation, just a happy customer).  Up to now, I’ve been carding medium domestic wool, … Continue reading

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Fancy Kitty Big Tom Drum Carder and How to Make a Striped Batt

For today’s Fiber Friday, I’m going to focus on my new drum carder, Big Tom.  I’m not going to call this a review, since I don’t have any way to test this out side by side with any other carder.  … Continue reading

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Packages packages…..

One of the fun bits of being in the fiber business is that you get to receive very large boxes of stuff.  I know my children appreciate it, as they get to make a number of box cars, space ships, … Continue reading

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