So, I know I'm not the original poster here, but I also have the kitten drum carder and I thought I would share a few pictures with you. First of all, you should know that Ron who makes these is super awesome. Great customer service. I broke my carder the first week i had it. You really CANT try to force anything through or the wood can split. He fixed it free of charge for me even though it was my error. He also guarantees the workmanship so if there is a defect you're covered.
Ok, pictures of the carder, sorry I didn't clean it all the way, and some batts that I made this weekend:
Hi Everyone! I haven't been here in a while, but since my wedding is only 3 (!!!!) days away I thought I'd show you one of my crafty bits. Truthfully, there aren't many, so I'm kind of proud of this one.
I skipped last week, and I have a few to show you now. I never seem to have the yarn dried and photographed by friday! This one is called Liberty. It is hand dyed mill ends blended (with dog brushes) with mohair. I decided I don't really like working with mohair, it comes out scratchy for me. 83 yards, worsted weight
Next we have Goldilocks, overspun single, handdyed merino. 116 yards, thick and thin
This one is Starry Night, hand dyed mill ends with black thread and gold beads. 36 yards, thick and thin.
Lastly for today, October. Fiber batt from an etsy seller, plied with clear thread and beads
I've been working on a bunch of 2 and 3 ply yarns, but like I said none of them are photographed yet.
Wow, everyone made such fun yarns this week. I especially like Peas and Carrots, the colors are great. I just got my wheel last friday, so I've been playing a bunch, but I do have some finished ones for you to look at. There are also a few hanging in my shower, but those will have to wait for next week.
First yarn ever on my wheel. I don't know what to call it, and I didn't meausre it. It's a bulky 2 ply with my hand dyed rovings:
Next is "deepest sea", messy thread plied with lots of coils, curls and bumps. 120ish yards, thick and thin:
Now my favorite so far. I haven't set the twist or measured it yet, but I think I'm going to call it simply, "summer". 2 ply, hand dyed merino by me