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Friday, May 18, 2007

Look what the new scarey thing with teeth can do!

There has been a bit of carding going on here. Remember the periwinkle dragon from the other day? The batt at the bottom came from that. Two passes through the drum carder made a very nice, consistent batt from the Romney. The top batt is one pass through with some Merino top we dyed to match the Romney because we only had 6+ ounces of the Romney (we both wanted socks out of this and socks take around 4 ounces of fiber each). Once I get all the Merino carded, I'll be blending it with the Romney (it will be a 50/50 blend) on the carder. I feel like I'm getting a feel for the carder and it's really fun! I can't wait to see how the two wools blend together. It's exciting to turn your very own batts into cute little muffin rolls of carded fiber! They feel so soft and fluffy, I can't wait to see how they spin up!

Have a great weekend!



Blogger Vanessa said...

Ooooh Very nice - soft and billowy like clouds! Congratulations on your new Drum Carder!

7:14 AM  
Blogger Denise in Kent, WA said...

I find carding so relaxing - despite all those sharp teeth (grin) - though it can be time consuming. Your batts look wonderful. I got a larger Strauch carder last year and love it! I'm glad you're doing so well with yours.

10:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!! I love it!!!!!!! Mother

11:30 AM  

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