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Carding

Drum Carder
Drum Carder

Before spinning, it is generally necessary to separate and align the fibers to ensure a smooth and consistent result. A drum carder (pictured) is immensely helpful to getting this done fairly quickly and efficiently. Fibers come off the large drum in a sheet called a “batt”, and I usually wrap them up in little balls to keep them neat and tidy until they¬†are spun.

Hand carding results in smaller batches of fibers, which are generally rolled off the carders into “rolags”.

Naturally dyed handcarded rolags
Naturally dyed handcarded rolags

 

Shades of the Flock

Been spending some quality time with the carder lately.
Catching up on processing fleece now that summer seems to be retreating.

At least rainy weather is good for something!

Here is some Chone-
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And some Edgar/Griff-

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And the Frank/Felix-
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Thought it was probably a good idea to move some fiber down the pipeline, as I’ll probably have some new fall fleeces entering the wool pool soon!

Oh, I did a little bit of blending, too-
Here is Chone all gussied up with some dyed Romney and mohair

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And I finally have a picture of Vintage Mood that looks like something!
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Just a few more inches to go-
I think it’s going to be a nice wardobe addition- and mighty toasty!