I wanted to give a shout out to all those fiber enthusiasts who read my blog. It has been a long time since I posted about anything specifically fiber related. Today I want to get your opinion on drum carders and hand carders. For the past year or more, I have been wanting to purchase a drum carder. I have finally decided to save all of my Etsy and ArtFire money to buy one this Spring or hopefully a little sooner. I currently have hand carders (Strauch brand) which I don't use much anymore. It seems that my hands get tired much too quickly with those.
My reasons for wanting a drum carder are........... I really want to be able to hand dye and mix my own fiber color blends for feltmaking. I'd also like to be able to sell some roving batts in my Etsy and my ArtFire shops. And, of course, because a drum carder would be a super fun new gadget for me to play with fiber - the best reason of all!! As you can see from the screen shot of carders available on Etsy, there are a lot to choose from. And, there are many more to choose from online elsewhere. I am particularly enthralled by the Fancy Kitty drum carder which is a new brand to me at a very reasonable price.
My questions for all you fiber enthusiasts out there are........... Do you have a drum carder or hand carders? Also, what type or brand do you recommend? And, if you don't have a drum carder, do you want one? If so, what kind and why? Please do leave a comment and let me know your thoughts! I am very excited now that I've finally decided to take the plunge and purchase a drum carder, but I'm still trying to figure out what to kind to buy. After all, it is a rather expensive investment.
Thanks for your help my fellow fiber artists!