Saturday, February 27, 2016

New Toy

When I bought my wheel, the person selling it includes a set of brand new full sized, curved hand carders. They've been difficult for me to get use to. I've got a bunch of sample sized amounts of lots of different breeds of fiber. All of it washed, but uncombed or carded. I feel like I just make an awful mess when every I try to use my carders. And I can't afford a set of combs. So I decided to look for something smaller. First I looked at Flickers. Then I looked at student sized hand carders, which are nice, but still a little pricey for my budget. Then, almost by accident, I found these on Etsy:

They were very inexpensive, and looked like what I wanted. So I ordered them a couple of days ago, and lo and behold, they were already in my mail box this morning! And I have to say, they really are adorable, and functional. This is some North Ronaldsay from Spirit Trail Fiberworks. I've been happily carding it out into a wonderfully fluffy cloud that I can't wait to spin later on.  

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