Today I came across someone giving away a LOT of free wool and I am into reenactment, so having acces to natural untreated wool is ideal.
However this send me down a rabbithole on making my own carding machine. Since I don’t have €450 lying around to buy the most basic model.
And turns out, it is relatively simple and would cost me less that €200 I could even add a sewing machine motor and have both hands free to work with it.
However I am unsure if I just think it is worth it because it is so much cheaper than finished machines or if this would really be an interesting avenue to go down.
Do any of you have carding machines or do you think hand carding is the way to go.
Or if you do not card your own wool, would you pay for carded wool from a local variety of sheep (so no merino or anything fancy)
In case you wonder, and/or want to make one yourself these are the best instructions i found.
And the best carding cloth seem to be on etsy (at least in Europe)