I spent a little time this week playing with my new Strauch carder. It turns and cards like butter. My first getting-to-know-you playtime was turning top into a batt. I split an Into the Whirled, Falkland, semi-solid top in half and made a 2 0unce batt. It was quick and easy; it only took two passes to turn combed top into a fluffy woolen batt.
I read the directions and followed all of the suggestions and it made a super puffy batt.
Look at the difference between the top and the batt, even the color changed! I can’t wait to spin them both and maybe figure out a way to use them together.
I’m planning on making several different batts this weekend, some striped and some a more kitchen sink style. I have so much fun stuff to card in my stash!
Are you coming to Wisconsin Sheep and Wool September 8-10?
There is still space in a couple of my classes: Twist & Ply on Friday afternoon and Fractal Frolic on Saturday afternoon. I hope to see you there!