Posted by: Mare F | May 16, 2016

Carding table

My latest quest for a piece of crafting equipment was my search for a sturdy wooden table as a permanent home for the drum carder. I wasn’t getting as much carding done as I might do because I honestly didn’t want to haul it out of the box to set it up. I was using a board on top of 2 saw horses when I wanted to card outside which seemed a good idea with some of my fleece…some of the vegetable matter wasn’t anything I wanted inside my home on the loose, and that was definitely a lot of work to set up.

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Doug, in his travels, found this table and texted me a picture of it. I couldn’t believe that this was almost exactly what I had envisioned and he got it for nothing…it was headed to the dump. I love it when things work out this way. I did manage to get 2 nice mornings, well, breezy and chilly, but clear, on the deck to spend some time with my dyed mystery fleece and the difference that this table makes is amazing.

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This little wooden table seems to be just the right height for either sitting or standing while carding. I admit that I sit most of the time, but it’s easier to remove the carded fleece and roll it into a batt while standing up.

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This is some of the mystery fleece that I solar dyed last summer on the deck. I hope to use it for felted beads and perhaps a felted brooch or two if I can sort out the mechanics. I think that they would be very cute on my felted hats. What do you think?

 

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