05 July 2009

It's my birthday and I'll party if I want to.

Well, not exactly my birthday yet, but close enough. I figure turning 50, I
get to celebrate as long as I want. So, you may ask, what did I do? I bought a miracle machine.

Start with a mixture of handdyed alpaca roving and mohair locks. (Can you believe how vibrant the mohair locks are? They take dye so beautifully. All those locks were in the same dye bath.)
Image of Mohair and alpaca before carding

Feed into one miracle machine (aka, Strauch finest drum carder, newly arrived at my doorstep on Thursday.)
Image of mohair entering drum carder

Out comes a basket of beautiful fluffy stuff to spin.
Image of basket with fluffy carded mohair and alpaca blend

Image of mohair and alpaca fiber on spinning bobbin


  1. I've been working on a borrowed carder for months and I don't know how I'm ever going to give it back! Isn't it the best?

  2. It does give you lots of options - mixing color that you can't easily do in a dye pot, mixing fiber types that aren't readily sold. It seems pretty wonderful!

  3. Fantastic pictures and great blue colour too!

  4. Gorgeous colors and such pretty, fluffy fiber! It does seem like a miracle machine:)

  5. wow, that is quite amazing.


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