Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Some fun with a drum carder

 I have been fortunate to have the use of a drum carder for the past few months and am having loads of fun with it.  I've been buying lots of raw fleece and locks as well as the fun add-ins, sari silk, firestar, angelina, dyed bamboo, silk, soysilk, silk noil, yak down and more.   This purple and pink on is a base of Shetland that I processed myself and has sari silk and soysilk and firestar in it as well.  I've sent a few batts out to friends for feedback since I am considering selling them in the etsy shop as well as Stash. 
In other fun fiber news, I got the new Jacey Boggs book which had many fun things to try, so this is my first yarn from that book.  It's called racing stripes, and even with my imperfect beginners skills, I love how it came out.  It's a batt from Inglenook (etsy shop) with yellow soysilk barber poled around it.   I haven't decided yet if I'm going to sell it, since the wrapping yarn is sort of uneven in places, looking more like an autowrap, though it is a strong and stable yarn.
 This is another batt party, some gorgeous soft merino locks that I washed and dyed with a bunch of other stuff, yellow BFLxBorder Leicester locks (from Linda at Dayspring), mohair locks, sari silk.
So if you've got an opinion about whether you'd like to see some batts at Stash, and what variety you'd like (textured, smooth, or both) please leave a comment.  Also, photos of finished objects from Brandyann yarn that I can use on my facebook page and publish here on my blog are good for a coupon on your next purchase.  Send to me at brandyannfoster@yahoo.com  And please let me know if you'd like your name associated with your photo when I use it.

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