I bought a drum carder! Whoo! It's in the mail to me right now and I want to ask you guys some questions before I start.
1. Can you buy uncarded fiber that has already been cleaned? Most of what I have found is either already roving, or needs to be de-greased and also have the vm bits picked out of it, but I have seen little "in between"
2. Is there any way to get the hay bits out other than picking them by hand? I've tried that before and it would have taken me a year to get it all out. I gave up.
3. Will running fiber through the carder make the hay bits fall out? Or will it ruin my carder if I don't get it all out first?
4. If I have fiber that is already in roving form, can I blend the colors by running them through the carder again, or will that damage the fibers?
Maybe I am just dumb, but I can't seem to find the right key-words to type into Google to get a detailed enough carding tutorial for all my off-the-wall questions.
Thanks in advance for your help!