Monday, January 4, 2010
Wool Combs and Happy New Year!
The weeks between Thanksgiving and the New Year have been incredibly busy, but I AM NOT DEAD. I made dozens of batts for a arts fair, spun up a load of angora/alpaca/corriedale laceweight, did all the holiday things...and learned to COMB WOOL. It's true. I've avoided it for some time now, reveling in my Supercard Powers, but I do SELL wool combs, so it makes sense that I can show another person how to use them. Plus, it is fun. It generates as much static electricity as rubbing wool slippers on a nylon carpet. Shockapalooza.
I found the BEST videos on YouTube and will post them next. I also found a link to a small shop in England that still makes the full-sized wool combs, if you are interested. Majacraft makes "mini" combs which can be clamped to the table and used like English combs. They're great for smaller batches, blending, etc, and cost a fraction of the big wool combs, but if you want the big ones these are the best I could find.