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Sunday, 8 January 2012

Sick Drum Carder

Firstly, results of the last few days' dyeing projects.  The lichen you've already seen, but this photo shows the colour a bit better, and the blue is merino on the left, and alpaca on the right.  The blue was done with acid dyes.

So, the next job was to get this little lot all carded up and blended.

So far, so good :-

First pass through the carder . . . and last!  The carder stopped working when I tried to put a second lot through.  It may just need a good clean, but I suspect the drive band has stretched and needs replacing.   In the meantime, I still had a heap of wool to card so ended up doing the whole lot by hand.

Done!  Now for the spinning.

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