A while ago I won an annual pass to Amberley Museum and last weekend I took the opportunity to visit whilst their Traditional Crafts event was taking place.
It was lovely to wonder around the museum and see the exhibits – although admitting I had used curlers like the ones on display and having to show DD how to use a dial telephone didn’t make me feel any younger…
I knew that South Downs Yarn had a stand at the show and, just as I was about to give up hunting for her and head home, I spotted a sign pointing up a track. Sure enough, there she was, tucked away in the Friends’ Centre with a local spinning guild. After a while deliberating about colours, a couple of skeins agreed to come home with me – I think I will try and spin some Southdown fibre to use alongside it in a colourwork project of some sort.
Hi do you still have and use your Minty Carder I have the opportunity to buy one second hand I wondered why she is selling have you come across any problems
It is a little while since I used my carder – it does take up a lot of space so has got a little buried on the shelving unit, especially after I bought a blending board which suits me as I don’t process a lot of fleece. I liked the Minty well enough, but I hadn’t used many carders beforehand so didn’t have much to compare it against. There seems to be quite a good market for used carders so if it’s a good price it’s probably worth taking a chance on it and you could always sell it on if you don’t get on with it?
Thank you for your reply, I am pleased to tell you I bought the carder and I am very happy with it
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