The batts are completed from the California Red fleece. I used my small picker that I had purchased on Etsy a few years ago to open up those locks to get it through the drum carder faster.
Dangerous piece of equipment if a person were to get their hand in the way when moving the picker back and forth. Note: I updated my tetanus shot back in 2012.
I used my Louet Jr drum carder to get through the massive mound of fluff I had created. It took me three days to get those batts completed. To be even more true to old ways, I should have used my hand cards. It would have been weeks before I could have completed the prep process for spinning if I had used my hand cards this time around.
Time to get a test spin in for the yarn I have targeted in my mind to create.
Stay tuned as we see what the wool wants to be…