Saturday, April 15, 2006
I received a well packed package a few weeks ago and I wanted to share a few photos with you. I purchased a new Strauch 405 Finest (thanks Dad) with the brush attachment and all the goodies included from an ebay seller. The seller even included a free book...Color in Spinning. The book is wonderful, a must have book for those who use or want to use a drum carder. The carder is larger then I expected. I put a Majacraft Spinning Wheel bobbin next to it so you can get an idea of the size of this baby. Now all I need is some real nice fleece. I have some merino fleece that has so much VM that I waste more then I can process. I wish that the person I bought the fleece from would cover her merino sheep. It seems that she could get quite a bit more money for her fleece if she did. But anyway, I blended some superwash merino roving with some nylon fiber...didn't turn out to good..so I won't be doing that again. I also blended some different colored roving together and just started to spin it. Looks good and is soooo soft and easy to handle when put through my drum carder. I love it!!!