Thursday, October 15, 2009

Fancy Kitty Kitten motorized Drumcarder in action!

HA! I made a video with lots of help from my DD, Angela, my little techno wiz! I've been wanting to make some rainbow batts for sometime now, and I got some sparkley Firestar in. So it started of with making small 1/2 oz batts of rainbow colors. Firestar is camera shy, but it sure is sparkly! I then took these batts, tore them into 4 strips, and predrafted them really thin to run through the Kitten in strips. Now you can look at the video and see how I used the motorized base to diz the fiber off the drumcarder into beautiful roving, all ready to spin! Yo!u'll hear some clacking noise on the video...it isn't my Kitten drumcarder, it's a grandbaby playing with a toy truck! There's just no escaping them
video

9 comments:

Heidi said...

This is so GREAT! And now you've gone and gotten all fancy with a video. Great job, Angela, it's very well-done. I've learned a lot from you, Mary!

Crafty Nurse Mary said...

Thanks Heidi! I'm still learning myself, but it's fun to post what I've learned. It's a very satisfying hobby and I really enjoy it a lot!
I agree! Angela did a great job on the video! There may be more in the future!

Anonymous said...

I just bought a Kitten Carder. What points per inch cloth is your carder? What fiber do you mostly use? I use alpaca.

Crafty Nurse Mary said...

Hi anonymous,
Mine is a 90/120. I use mine mostly for wool, wool/blends. I'll eventually be trying out some Llama on it as well.

Anita said...

This is an awesome video Mary! Thanks for sharing. I was wondering how you got that off of there in long color strips. :)

Crafty Nurse Mary said...

Thanks Anita!
It's still a learning curve for me, but I love sharing what I've learned! I really love spinning the roving that comes off the Kitten! It long draws so sweet, and makes for some really zen spin!
Hey...I can blog that! Zen Spin!!! I like it!

Anonymous said...

Hi Mary

Very informative video. I am looking at purchasing a fancy kitty carder and I think your video has made up my mind! One question - where did you get the bitzer to do the rovings? I am a true newbie to the fibre world and any help would be appreciated.

Thanks

Crafty Nurse Mary said...

Hi Anonymous,
The "diz" I'm using is a button that a friend sent me. I believe she said that she found them at the Dollar Tree. Now you can also make your own out of a large bottle cap or milk cap by drilling a small hole too.
Hope that helps,
Mary

Spun Right Round said...

What a great idea! Thanks so much for sharing!