Today I decided to play with my new drumcarder.
Ari sent me this along with the drumcarder and some trilobal nylon, this bag is one that Sara sells here (it’s the black, white & grey pack) and carded each colour twice. When I got to the white, I threw in some of the trilobal too.
Then I set to blending using a quarter of each colour (I started with black and worked my way through the shades to the trilobal/white), until I had a layered batt.
I hummed and hawed debating whether to leave it like that, or run it through again to blend it even more.
Eventually I took the plunge. I split each layered batt into four and fed each quarter – black side facing up – into the carder once
and got these gorgeous batts!
I got four batts in total and they are lush! I’m calling them ‘Thunderstorm’.
Unfortunately, this took me most of the day, my back hurts, I’m absolutely shattered and I shall never moan at the price of batts ever again!