I spent two days last week working with my drumcarder, experimenting with color, texture, fiber. It was much more interesting than any other time I’d spent with Whiskers. The sandwich technique helped me to incorporate several different colors/fibers without overblending. I used to put one color through, than another, and card it again and again. It blended them quite effectively, but perhaps too much. Plus I wasn’t using high contrast colors. So they were nice, but not striking.
I realized that, having an older machine with short teeth, I will never have those huge, lofty batts I’ve seen other places. It is what it is. Rich suggested layering a couple batts to get a heftier weight, since individually they are rather small. Also, I’ve been working on a few different tagging options. Along with the ribbon, I have a small, brief tag or a longer tag with more info. At this point I am not sure how I want to display these or label them. Suggestions?