It finally happened: I got a drum carder! I haven't had much time to play with it since it arrived on my doorstep, but I did get it all set up last weekend and ran a little bit of fiber through to test the waters.
I got a Strauch Petite, which is the perfect size for a small table if you are short on space. It came with some very thorough instructions, but I was glad to check out these YouTube videos to get me started since I am not always mechanically inclined. But, I was able to get it set up and operational on my own, and I processed a little bit of Perendale fiber just to test the waters.
Over the holiday break, I plan to play more with it and actually blend things (now that's a concept). Thank goodness I have lots of blend-able bits and bobs in my fiber stash!
I hope you have (or have had) a fabulous holiday; I'll be taking a little blog break next week to rest, rejuvenate, and celebrate the holidays with my family. I'll be back the first Wednesday of the new year (aka January 3) with a special post about my first year of weaving. See you then!