A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Join us for fun, contests and discussions on Craftster's Facebook page!
Total Members: 301,966
Currently Running With Scissors:
509 Guests and 9 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Making a bigger batt?  (Read 533 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
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...
THIS ROCKS   Logged

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
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
How to Design a Club Flyer - Deleting Backgrounds Part 3/14
How to Create Borders with Basic Masking
How to Create Black and White Images in Photoshop
How to Use the Blending Modes in Photoshop Part 2/2
How to Use the Dodge Tool part 2/2
Latest Blog Articles
Meatless Monday: TVP Chik'n Nuggets
@Home This Weekend: Colorful Garden Chairs
Craftster Quickies: How to Make Palette Coasters

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2015, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.