The bobbins are cleared and ready to spin, my wheel is tuned and ready to roll. I have more fiber than I should be able to use, from yak silk to an amazing roving from a local herd. I actually plan on starting with the fleece from Ellen’s flock since I have a spin in event tomorrow.
If I decide I am bored spinning normally then I have a sari silk tweed batt and a couple of Art Batts to spin.
Then all of the rolags I have been preparing throughout September, but I already posted those. Spinzilla begins 1am EST October 1, 2018. If I am honest, I hope that I am not awake for that, but I do think I will try and wake up one hour earlier than planned to get some spinning done. Sometimes life stinks but you need to get up and find joy in something.
There are a lot of resources out there for learning how best to use a drum carder, these past three articles are a great resource for introducing a lot of the concepts involved in drum carding. This blog is probably a good one to follow also.
With this article, I especially liked the tip where the author says to hand card some of your smaller bits of fiber first to spread it out a bit more. I had never thought of that before, but it makes perfect sense to keep things thin and even.
I love the newsletters I get from Strauch Fiber Equipment. They always lead me to such wonderful places. In this case the article points out, in a very quick way, a method of adding in extra materials into a batt, that goes through a drum carder, without getting extra things stuck in the drum carder. Great article!