you know i just found this community and happy dance in progress.. cuz i LOVE me the "process" of it all, & drum carding is right up there with the best of "in the making" processes to enjoy ..so. thanks for getting my carder pix outta the dusty closet! i knew i wasn't the only spinster who enjoys a good carder shot! i gotta go dig me some out for ya
I finally got some batts that are rocking. I bought my carder because I love the crazy batts. I love to show the curls and swirls of the fiber that I love, in combination with crazy colors, and the kitchen sink. I get bored spinning from a batt that has been carded to the nth degree.... why bother - just use roving. :) So here are the Purple People Eater Batts - they are rambouillet cut with irish linen, coltsold lamb and angelina. They are super soft yet still have the loose locks thing working. The funny thing is that they are mainly deep purple, but the green took the flash so much they look totally neon green. They are bright, don't get me wrong but not THAT bright. I am still working on getting better pictures, as they are difficult to photo.
I just got one used but I think the drums need to be closer together.....I don' t know how to do this, or if I can do this with this one.. There seems to bee too much space between the drums and the fiber isn't transfering well onto the big drum....someone please point me in the right direction!
I just got the Louet Drum carder - the 19' and thus far I really like it. So, I was inspired to start this community to see what other people are doing. Hopefully we can share techniques and learn more about this part of the fiber art process.