Tag Archives: Tutorial

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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Sugar Coated Mitts

I have this tendency to tackle huge long term projects, so it seems I get nothing done at all.  To revive my interest and confidence, I decided to do a little project with the bits of Targhee I dyed as … Continue reading

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Knit-Weaving and Rag Rug Knitting Machine Experiments

I’ve been meaning to try out the knit-weave capabilities of my knitting machine for quite some time now, and a ‘Virtual SOAR’ workshop prompted me to make the time to do it.  Also, there has been some chatter in the Ravelry KM … 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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What’s on the wheel? Or… How to spin woolenish from combed top.

I thought it was about time for me to show you what I’ve been working on.  This is 6 out of about 10 ounces of fiber dyed by Carol Lee.  Mostly it yellow, green, and navy, but there are bits … 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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