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 isn't my Kitten drumcarder, it's a grandbaby playing with a toy truck! There's just no escaping them


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.


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,

Spun Right Round said...

What a great idea! Thanks so much for sharing!