Thursday, October 19, 2006

Pulling a roving thru a diz from a drum carded batt

Pulling a roving thru a diz from a drum carded batt can give a great preparation to spin. Here is the roving started. I use one of those plastic marketing credit cards with a hole poked in it as a cheap diz.

This shot shows the diz threaded with the beginning of the batt.












I pull the fiber away from the drum, the diz usually comes with it.











I then push the diz back towards the drum while maintaining tension on the roving.









Repeat all the way across the drum. Sometimes some fiber is left on the drum - it can be lifted up with a utensil to be incorporated into the roving

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the tutorial. I hope to be able to use it when I get my drum carder.

Swanknitter said...

Great demo and something I hadn't thought of. Thanks.

Fudge said...

Fabulous! Spreading a batt out to spin is a pain to me. --Fudge

Rissa said...

Thanks for the cool photo array! I am just addicted to pictures. :-D

pat said...

Perfect!! There is nothing like spinning from properly prepared rovings! I have used a button, and the hole is just perfect for the size of roving I wanted. You'd be surprised at how much fibre you can pack into that small hole!

The Spindling Scot said...

You are a star! I was looking for information on using a diz with a drum carder, I've only used mine with combs before.
Thank you, thank you :-)

Judy

J. C. KnitNStuff said...

Since today is De-lurking week...I have to tell you that I love this post. I have recently(yesterday) gotten a drum carder and have kept this post in my bookmarks just for this occasion. Unfortunately I have to finish the wood before I can use the darn thing so it will have to wait another couple days....GRRRRR.

Dave Daniels said...

Hi, Barbara,
Thank you for showing this technique. I've been wondering about how it's done from a drum carder, so now I can try it.

Ness said...

This is really brilliant Barbara!! When I googled for making a roving using a diz, it never even occurred to me I could make one straight off my drum carder :) ah the immeasurable power of the internet...