August 2018 – Fibre prep revisited

This month’s planned meeting on synthetic dyeing had to be postponed due to a scheduling conflict, so Susan took over and led another meeting about fibre prep. She demonstrated using a drum carder both to prepare fibre, and to blend ready prepared fibres, and talked a little about the difference between carding wool and alpaca. Members who had previously expressed dissatisfaction with their carding technique realised the benefit of slowing down and doing a little extra prep work beforehand to end up with some really nice batts. She also gave a short demo on how to use the combs with a wonderful Mule X fleece brought by a member.

The information on how to use a drum carder will soon be available on this website.

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