Since I'm still a novice spinner and just got a drum carder I took home a "small" bag to play around with when we picked up Noodle last week.
|6 7/8 ounces of raw Tibetan Mastiff Fur|
The staple length is about 2 inches and it's quite soft. It should be fun to spin but first I wanted to card it.
I cleaned up the carder and fed the raw Golden Tibetan Mastiff fiber into the carder.
I filled up the carder and then tried to peal the batt off the drum.
Right now those of you that have used a carder before are telling me that rolling is much easier than pulling...
|The first two batts. I bet you can tell which was pulled and which was rolled.|
I've only carded about half of it so far.
These batts have been through the carder once and I am thinking about carding them again before I start spinning since some of the fibers are horizontal.
Anyway, my breeder has about 10 pounds of raw fiber in black or gold that she would like to have spun into yarn. If any of you FAF Fiberistas are interested in a commission, please let me know and I will put you in touch.
In the meantime, please head over to Wisdom Begins in Wonder to see what the other Fiberistas have been up to for Fiber Arts Friday.