Category Archives: drum carder

DIY Drum Carder Plans!

Hi everyone! It’s been about 2 years since Spencer and Steve built me a drum carder . . . and Spencer has just drawn up the plans!! So, I’m popping in to let you all know where to find them … Continue reading

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Spinzilla: Wednesday’s Report

I have finished about 3 oz. I am currently in the midst of a 4oz 3-ply. This has been a crazy few days! What I have learned so far is that Spinzilla pushes spinners to pull things out of the deep stash, … Continue reading

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Hog Island Part 3: From Raw to Roving!

Yesterday, I talked about some of the troubles I was having with the mill prepared Hog Island roving. My (hair-brained) solution: get a whole fleece. So, when Jay emailed to say it was shearing day, I high-tailed it to the … Continue reading

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Hog Island Part 2: Milled Roving

Ever since I visited the Fingerlakes Woolen Mill last spring, I have been waiting to spin the roving I purchased. It’s been sitting in what has become fondly known as “the wool room”–I mean “guest room”–just waiting for me to … Continue reading

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Drum Carder Hack: Wallpaper Brush

My DIY drum carder doesn’t have one of those handy-dandy built-in brushes to push the fiber down onto the drum. These brushes are especially useful (it seems) when carding fluffier fibers or fibers that simply don’t want to pack down … Continue reading

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