It's finally here!
Last week we ordered a drum carder. It is a Fancy Kitty Kitten drum carder, and it is pretty great!
We haven't done a whole lot with it yet. Brian will be the main carder, and so far so good. We both practiced a bit with it, and Brian made a few batts that looked halfway decent.
We plan on using our newly carded fiber to felt handmade cold-processed soap, which we will be offering in our shop later this spring and summer. We've ordered some wonderful soap from three fellow Etsians (Etsy sellers): RockyTopSoapShop, LippincottSoapCo, and prunellasoap. All three make soap that is natural and/or organic, and they make it the old-fashioned way. We'll feature each soapmaker and soap as we get it felted. There will be something for everyone! Unscented, scented, organic, vegan -- you name it! If you've never used felted soap before it is definitely something to experience! Alpaca felted soap is soap and a loofa all in one!