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schtankylu
« on: November 10, 2010 09:11:47 AM »

Let's say I'm wanting to make a batt on my drum carder, but it consistently produces a certain amount, and I want to make a bigger batt. Do I just use the same batches of fiber and make 2 batts and put them on top of each other to form a big batt sandwich? I mean, I could just make 2 but I want a BiG batt. I hope this makes sense and it seems like it would be an easy thing, but I have preggo brain right now. At least I'm not putting the cereal in the fridge...
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AlpacaNanny
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2010 04:38:01 AM »

Do you need a bigger batt for a certain project, or just want one?

I generally run my fiber through the carder twice.  Since the fiber is more aligned, the second time, the batt is generally bigger.  Also, do you have a brush on your carder?  If not, as you card, you can "brush" the fibers down into the teeth as you card.  My carder (a Louet jr) does not have a brush.  Also, as I card I use the edge of my hand to sweep the fiber up from  the edges onto the teeth. When removing the batt from the drum I insert the diz every 3-4 inches to get as much off as possible.  Some of  my batts weigh close to an ounce.

Hope this makes sense.
Louise
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