Place the drum carder on the table and flip the brush side against the larger barrel. Lock it in place.
Place the wool onto the platform in front of the smaller barrel.
Turn the crank on the side and the fiber will be pulled into the carder.Continue to add wool and fibers, filling up the drum.
How To Make a Batt with a Drum Carder
Loosen the nob to the brush and lift it up and away from the drum.Then turn the crank until the metal bar on the drum is at the top. Use the awl to lift up the fibers along the bar.Gently pull the fibers down and away to get a batt
How to Make a Rolag with a Drum Carder
Use two wooden dowels (or drum sticks) to grab either side of the wool and twist it around the dowels.
Gently lift and twist to continue to wrap wool around the dowels.
Slide the wool off of the dowels and you have your rolag.
How to Make a Sliver or Roving with a Drum Carder
Use the awl to lift up only an inch or two of the fiber from the drum.Push the wool through a sewing machine bobbin (here’s a small pack).
Sewing Machine Bobbin
Continue around, pulling the wool at an angle while pushing down on the bobbin.
Keyword Awl, Drum Carder, Drum Sticks, Wool
How to Use a Drum Carder https://www.abcrafty.com/drum-carder-instructions/ February 26, 2022