Friday, May 21, 2010

Carding for Art Batts Class at Kentucky Sheep and Fiber Festival

My post will probably be short on typing and heavy on pics:) That's really what y'all want to see any way. Or at least that's how I

The following pics are from the Carding for Art Batts class I gave at the Kentucky Sheep and Fiber Festival Saturday May 15. I had a wonderful group of gals there and they were very patient with me as I showed them how to make a puni, how to blend certain fine fibers, and how to diz to their hearts content with mounds of wild and fun fibers.

Also, I want to give a quick shout out to Otto and Joanne Strauch and their unbelievable servicing of the drum carders! They were demonstrating the Strauch Carders at the Festival. During my class, they came in and adjusted carders free of charge! I was so impressed with their service that I decided to get a Strauch dealership the next day! That's what I call CUSTOMER SERVICE!

Carding beautiful wool from Friday's dye class

End Results

OMG... I think this was gold sari or firestar with hemp and wool. Deliciously soft once it came off the drum!
Diz, Diz, Diz Away!
Life is but a Dream of....

Cotton Candy Fluff!
What is this I spy!?! Why it's milk weed fluff and...

When combined with wool and glitz it is the stuff Dreams are made of!
Joanne Strauch adjusting a carder:)
This is what silk hankies look like when sent through a carders and...

Then dizzed off with wool and angelina!

1 comment:

Delighted Hands said...

What a wonderful collection of photos! Yes, they speak louder to me than words, too. Such an inspiring time you had-glad for you! (And us as this will be reflected in your fiber output!)

Other Fun Facts..................

I taught myself to knit by watching a woman while on a flight from Scotland to the USA in 1996.

I taught myself how to spin yarn Feb 15th, 2007. I think I've done fairly well:)

'Lunabud' is a combination of two dogs' names I was loved by, Buddy and Luna:)