There were many cool things at SSK, but one extra-cool thing was Tempted Fiber’s Build-a-Batt station. One of the tables in Tempted’s booth was devoted to little bins full of various colours and types of fibre, and you could pull off whatever you wanted, put it in a bag with your name on it, and come back later to your own personalized spinning batt!
These are the fibres I chose:
Some teal, some rainbow, some sparkle. Not very much, as I was on a budget (both cash-wise and suitcase-space-wise).
I was number 9 that day, and I left the booth for a while, then came back just in time to see Becky making my batt!
You make a little wooly sammich, then turn the crank on the
instrument of torture drum carder.
And all those tiny teeth comb everything together.
A few turns through the carder, then you break into it so you can pull it off. Looks like troll hair, doesn’t it?
My finished 0.9oz batt!
Glamour shot! I love it. I think I want to corespin it, but not until I get some more practice. This is so special and pretty that I don’t want to mess it up. I’m so happy with how the rainbow fibre mixed in with the teal. I want a drum carder more than a little bit now, it was such a magical process!