Category Archives: Fiber Preparation

Carding Batts

This last weekend I did some carding. I was making Monet batts. First my daughter and I pulled apart small bits of wool and mixed it up. Then onto the table and spread out ready for a trip through the … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life of a Fiber Mill

Last Friday, Cathy (Luvswool) and I took a lovely drive out to Belvidere, Illinois to tour the Illinois Wool and Fiber Mill. Nestled in the midst of farmland, we were surprised to turn into a  homestead driveway. I guess we … Continue reading

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Using A Drum Carder

Recently on the Felting and Fiber Forum, Leonor was asking those of us who’d recently bought drum carders what we thought of them. I said I really liked mine from the Classic Carder company and didn’t tend to get fibre … Continue reading

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Very Pink

My sister got me some wool tops for Christmas. Even before I’d seen the colours, I’d decided I’d make her a book cover from whatever she chose, thinking she’d probably choose her favourites. She chose a selection of pinks, not … Continue reading

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What I am working on

I was sitting here wondering what the post would be today when I realised it was my turn to post.  So you might guess I am running a little behind. It has turned cold her so I thought  better make … Continue reading

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Meeting Sara From Sara’s Texture Crafts

We have something  different for you today. We have a very special post in our Meet the Community category. Sara from Sara’s Texture Crafts has kindly done an excellent video for us telling us all about how she became interested … Continue reading

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Recent Things

I made some mixed white wool batts on my drum carder recently. I like to use different wool breeds together because they felt differently to each other so you get interesting results and it’s different every time. I made 3 … Continue reading

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