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Author Topic: Hand carder v drum carder  (Read 11307 times)

colliewoman

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Re: Hand carder v drum carder
« Reply #15 on: June 07, 2012, 11:13:05 pm »
This is what they look like (I made these ;D )
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Fleecewife

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Re: Hand carder v drum carder
« Reply #16 on: June 08, 2012, 09:34:41 am »
They do look very realistic.  Do you dye them or use naturally coloured fleece? (the stuff I have is white).  Did you also make the dress?  I wish I had the figure to look good in a design like that  :(   I would probably just trail the sleeves in my soup though  ::)
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Bionic

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Re: Hand carder v drum carder
« Reply #17 on: June 08, 2012, 09:37:37 am »
I love the idea of the dreadlock extensions  ;D
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colliewoman

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Re: Hand carder v drum carder
« Reply #18 on: June 08, 2012, 01:45:27 pm »
I sewed them on to the ends of my real dreads and then dyed them with l'oreal or some such ;D
I had the dress made and also wish I still had the figure to fit into it :(
I think I shall pin this pic to my fridge ;D
We'll turn the dust to soil,
Turn the rust of hate back into passion.
It's not water into wine
But it's here, and it's happening.
Massive,
but passive.


Bring the peace back

Mad Goatwoman of Madeley

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Re: Hand carder v drum carder
« Reply #19 on: June 13, 2012, 12:28:14 am »
Love that dress.

Bionic

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Re: Hand carder v drum carder
« Reply #20 on: June 13, 2012, 08:55:14 am »
I have found a local spinning group,  yipee... I am going next Tuesday afternoon so will see what they have to say about carders.
thanks everyone
Sally
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Fleecewife

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Re: Hand carder v drum carder
« Reply #21 on: June 13, 2012, 11:30:40 am »
Ooh - let us know how you get on Sally  :fc:
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SallyintNorth

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Re: Hand carder v drum carder
« Reply #22 on: June 13, 2012, 12:54:13 pm »
Great news Sally, I hope (and expect) they're as friendly and helpful as the folks at the two Guilds near me.
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