Long, shiny silk is a wonderful addition to a blended batt, but it can be terribly difficult to remove from the drum. In this excerpt from the video course Drumcarding Basics & Beyond, fiber artist Emily Wohlscheid shares her tip for adding silk while protecting the drumcarder and her hands.
A drumcarder is one of the biggest investments a spinner can make, and it opens a whole world of spinning possibilities. You can combine different colors and fibers in a custom blend, process entire fleeces consistently, incorporate textured elements for art-yarn spinning, and even open new opportunities for feltmaking. Emily Wohlscheid shares her advice for choosing, using, and maintaining a drumcarder in this video course.
This course includes lessons on: Choosing a drumcarder based on your needs Understanding how to make the most of your drumcarder (and keep it in working order) How to create effective color blends Tips for creating custom fiber blends including heathers, tweeds, textured, and more