I am the worlds worst when it comes to hobby/craft projects, you know those enjoyable things you do in your spare time. Have all and every intention of following it through till the end. Just doesn’t work that way around here, things pop up that take priority over the crafts, like the animals, cooking, cleaning the house, the holidays.
I set them to the side promising myself I will get back to it after whatever issue at hand is settled. Honestly there never seems to be enough hours in the day to get back to some.
like these ...
The Rigid Heddle Loom, gotta warp it before I weave. You wouldn't believe how long it has sat like this
The latch hook rug for my great niece, nope I haven’t gotten that much accomplished on the rug…that's the photo on the box :-) I gotta sit down to do this. Normally when I sit down in the evenings I fall asleep.
The Angora goat doll, (another photo of what the project will look like)…I have the hair and the instructions, just never time to create. I keep telling myself I have time there is no rush...won't need it til next September anyway.
This week I did manage to skirt and wash one of the white angora fleece,
still a bit damp to work, taking a bit longer to dry than I had thought in this weather. Hoping to start carding that soon.
Speaking of fleece you should see this beautiful black Shetland wool, that came from Fairlight Farms. I just got around to opening the bag. Shouldn't have done that, have been day dreaming about what project I will use it in. Feels so cloud soft, can’t wait to start working with it. (excuse the poor quality photos, still working with el’cheapo camera).
One thing has been accomplished, we've made up our minds on what would be the best drum carder to purchase. Have searched and researched, read and read some more. This is the definitely the one. Not only is it made in the USA, is made here in Missouri. It's the Fancy Kitty Kitten drum carder.
The purchase will be made after the 1st of the year. I am hoping before the next shearing day on the farm. The better half read all of the particulars of the construction and features. He was actually very impressed and feels we would get our monies worth. Plus they offer a lifetime-limited warranty on all parts and workmanship, to the original buyer.
My only question at this time is what carding cloth to order. The medium cloth, would be excellent for the first carding of most mohair (which would be the bulk of my fleece to card). Though I am not quite sure on the TPI/cloth needed for the Shetland wool. Am mulling around the idea of possibly getting an auxillary drum with a second size cloth if need be. Anyone have any thoughts or experience?