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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
Posted in drum carding, Life, spinning Tagged Big Tom, cats, Pocket Wheel, spinning 1 Comment
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
Posted in drum carding Tagged batts, Big Tom, drum carding, fancy kitty, how to, Tutorial 5 Comments
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
Posted in Business Stuff, drum carding, Tiger Finds Tagged Big Tom, drum carder, drum carding 2 Comments
What’s on the Wheel this Wednesday?
Ready for more drum carding photo blogging? This time I’ve taken some mill ends from my Brown Sheep box. This is the same fiber that is spun into Lamb’s Pride. 85% wool, split between mostly red, and a bit black, … Continue reading
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Top Reconstruction-Part 4 (The one where it’s actually spun!)
Never thought I’d get to actually spinning this, did you? Well, here it goes. I discovered that my diz made this huge honking roving that was just way too huge to spin from directly (at least for me, and for … Continue reading
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Roving Reconstruction – Part 3
Here’s the part where I actually end up with roving!!! To catch you up….here’s where I left off. One batt of pale green, and another batt of pale blue, carded up on my Fancy Kitty Kitten drum carder. I ripped … Continue reading
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