Strauch Carders and Dyes by the Ounce

SAFF purchase details: Post #6

My dad and I stopped to talk to a gentlemen who was demonstrating the Strauch Drum Carders. He was a very nice man, and he explained the drum carding process very clearly. I came away from that knowing that if I ever get a drum carder, I’m getting a Strauch. The biggest reason is the “licker in” part. His is designed so the fiber won’t get caught in it. Now I just need an excuse to get it. Hmm.

Anyway, then we went to the Earth Guild place, and I bought some natural dye stuffs! A couple ounces of Cochineals, Indigo, and Cutch. (And, of course, a mordant and some stuff to make the indigo do its thing.) I can hardly wait to use them. The cutch makes a really pretty tan color on silk, and you know what indigo looks like. It was nice to be able to buy the dye stuff in smaller quantities. Instead of paying an arm and a leg I can get in with a finger.

And the best part? I’d been looking for undyed silk hankies and they had some. More silk to play with!

Silk Hankies

Silk Hankies

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