Thursday, November 12, 2009

It's Batt Time

i carded these batts over the weekend
2oz batts
2oz, corriedale lamb fleece, fawn alpaca fleece, and a smidgen of bamboo

the alpaca cards beautifully. the corriedale lamb locks are very short, and i'm expecting a chunky textured yarn. i put a thin layer of bamboo directly onto the big drum. it was a bit staticky but not too bad. i only did one pass on the carder.

i started spinning it but didn't get very far because the single broke and i can't find the end. i'm really thinking about selling my woolee winder. at least with the regular bobbins you know where the sliding hook is, so it gives you a place to start looking for the end. with the WW, it's anyone's guess.

i have a couple of different spinning projects sitting in a corner of my living room because i can't find the ends.


  1. Sounds like you're having fun with the carder :) I've heard that when you can't find the end of the yarn sometimes it works to take some not too sticky tape and sort of brush along the wound yarn until the tape grabs and lifts the long lost end. Best of luck!

  2. Got an old toothbrush? You know what direction you were spinning the yarn, so take the toothbrush and brush it against the, uh, grain (for lack of a better term). It's a trick I picked up from ArtsyGal.



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