Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Update on Fancy Kitty Kitten Drum Carder

I had some people ask me if I had used my Fancy Kitty Kitten drum carder on unprocessed fiber. I have now broke it in good with some churro fleece I recently bought. The fleece was pretty sandy, and I wound up washing it again. I wished I had a picker with this fleece, picking it by hand is rather slow and tedious. The good new is that the drum carder had no problems at all with it. The brush attachment came in real handy for the fly away fibers. I have sucessfully carded up my first batt of the churro and am please with the results. It sure is alot faster than trying to card it up by hand. I got 2 lbs of it, and it's a lot fiber. I'll post some pics later for sure!

I was also please with my Kitten while blending up some fiber for a swap. I used purple, white, and a bit of yellow to get the prettiest heathered batt. It came out rather a golden purple and I'm really tempted to keep this one myself! Yeah...I It'll have to wait until tommorrow. I'm going to bed!


Beth said...

Definitely take some pics of those batts!! Those of us who haven't gotten one yet like to live vicariously through those who do have them ;) I bet you're having a ball with it!! Oh, your grandson is absolutely precious!!!

Heidi said...

Don't leave us hanging, Mary!