For level 4 of the Master Spinners program, we need to come prepared with a presentation. I LOVE my drum carder, and I've learned a lot about blending fibres since opening my Etsy shop. Drum carders are briefly covered in level 2, so I can do my presentation on them! Hurray! This should be a piece of cake.
I went to get everything ready for this presentation, you know, clean my space to take pictures, get out the fibre and scale, find the camera, all that good stuff. And of course, clean the carder.... Wow. was it ever a mess! One of the kids (the Zoo, to be exact) grabbed a handful of pulled sari silk and put it onto the carder, straight up. The kids each had a turn with the carder, and of course, they aren't careful about where the fibre goes, so it got wrapped around the posts. It took me 2 hours to take it apart and put it back together! those pins were in there so tight, it was really difficult to get them out! But I did, with a little muscle from the husband, and she's shiny and clean now! It's wonderful.
One of those many things I felt I needed to take on is now over until the fall, leaving me with free time tonight!! It's an amazing feeling to not have anywhere to be on a Monday night. I'm going to head on into my fluff room, with my newly cleaned carder, and work on my presentation as soon as I hit post! Definitly looking forward to being ready for Fibre Week 2014! Less then 2 weeks now!!