Friday, November 15, 2013

louet's new 12" drum carder, and a Saori return to weaving student

As the afternoon sun streamed into the studio Candace and Clara came to try out spinning wheels, and to pick up a new Louet 12" drum carder.
 Carding and blending is like "painting" only with fibers. Carding ( or brushing) aligns  the fibers as well as opens  them them up  so that it is eay to draft fiber at the wheel. What joy to produce your own  spinning yarns that are on of a kind not found anywhere else.

such a nice  huge drum for larger batts.

 This is the new extra wide Louet drum carder. it is 12" wide , it has no belts to break and the totally enclosed direct gears  mean no fiber catching on the axle. louet drum carder

 Adding fabric strips, mohair locks,  cut up yarns and lots of fibers for an art  amazing yarn batt to spin art yarns, but you can create traditional smooth fiber batts as well on the louet versatile drum carder .

Happy first spinning batt!

Awesome art yarn batt!
This is just the beginning….

Meet Mark. he is returning back to weaving after a 25 year hiatus . He did not know about Saori and enjoyed the freedom of choosing random yarns for winding he warp for a scarf. He also loves the Saori warping frame and stand.

The unique feature of this warping frame is the ability to warp 5 yarns at one time and hold the cones right on the frame.
Sucess! his first warp chainned and ready to be threaded … stay tuned for his return to weaving now in the Saori way .

Clara is a spinner, and when she was at the studio tried a Louet S17 LOUET WHEEL my favorite  entry level spinng wheel which comes as a kit . She immediately  fell in love, it had the optional  art yarn flyer and bulky bobbins available to fit this model too. She could have stayed all day and spun. she decided to to put the economical s17  wheel and flyer on layaway and bought a Glimarka loom bench for  adjustable comfort at her wheel to take home right away. That is the  bench I use in the studio, for both spinning and weaving . I have tried dozens of chairs and stools  and none can compare to the comfort with the 5 adjustable setings, of this great bench for correct posture and ergonomic success at your wheel (or loom). My Glimakra bench will be with me for years  extending my fiber art activity with painless joy. Light weight enough to take to spin ins( goodbye folding chairs).  Students love them, they are adjustable height ,  strong, and my Goldielock's review is... " just right"..GLIMAKRA LOOM (FIBER ) BENCH

Peaceful weaving in the redwoods
jill Nickolene
my Etsy shop

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