Wednesday, 12 January 2011


Its here! :D

Dissertation has been bound and ready to hand in, and as a reward and belated birthday gift I have purchased a drum carder. Although it was rather expensive in comparison to a pair of hand carders, after having it out of the box for 20 minutes I had already managed to blend 60g of fibres. Blending 60g of fibre on a hand carder would normally take me most of an evening.

So far, I have completed blending a merino and corriedale mix that I was working on before the drum carder arrived. Now I have finished a 20% tussah silk, 30% corriedale and 60% merino blend in a wonderful selection of light greens, turquoise and brown (with the bright white of silk shining through).

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