Saturday, November 15, 2008

Saturday Night Batt Girls

Fun, fun, fun was had today when my pal Necia stopped by with her son Cee, her Majacraft Suzie Pro, tons of wonderfully colored fibers, glitz and curls, and her cool Louet Jr. drum carder.

After a "light snack" (calamari pizza - yes, pizza slathered in crispy calamari!), we got to work on making some "novelty" batts for spinning. Here's what we came up with:

Above, our joint production batt of mainly purples and glitz drummed and carded together - I call it, "The Little Mermaid."

Below, my first batt ever! I initially called it, "WTF!?!" but it looks more like Sushi so insert your favorite roll here _______ . I absolutely adore it! I can't wait to see how it spins. I'm saving it for my new wheel, a Kromski Mazurka which is scheduled to arrive in 2 days!
Chopsticks anyone?

Making these batts is almost as much fun as spinning them. If you haven't tried carding fibers together into batts, you're missing out on a lot of creative fiber fun.


Necia said...

I had fun too! I may want to make another tonight. We shall see!

Kyle Kunnecke said...

is it there yet? is it there yet?? I am so excited to see how you're doing... I wish we were closer.. we could have spun together (or I could at least "borrow" your handspun for knitted goodies)


V said...

Its not here yet :( I'm running to the porch every 15 minutes checking for a big brown truck. No such luck! Its been in Jersey since yesterday. Aarrrrgh!

I wish you were closer too! We could have had a blast spinning. I'll definitely let you know when it arrives.