Recently, I’ve been thinking about how it could be possible for people to easily blend fibre, without spending lots of money on carders or other expensive equipment.
So far, the best I have come up with revolves around dog paddle brushes and comb. I found a few from China on ebay for only a few dollars each.
1: Flick open the ends of each lock with a dog brush or comb.
2: Lay the opened locks over the brush (the wider and longer the brush – the better).
3: Pass the brushes over each other a few times to blend the fibres (as you would with proper handcarders).
4: Remove the fibres from the dog brush and roll into a mini fake rolag. (below – fibre before rolling)
Voila. There you have it, a cheap way to blend fibre for spinning.
If anyone has any comments or suggestions of other ways to blend fibre cheaply, I’d love to hear about them.