Marjorie ended up having kittens . She could stand it no longer and offered to help Cathy tame the uncontrolled hairiness of her drum carding. Epic fail was easy, really. Cathy had first learned to drum card in our drum carding workshop a few weeks back. On Monday she thought she’d do some more to reinforce what she had learned and couldn’t find the box of goodies which had bits and pieces to smooth the way of drum carding. When it came to getting the batt off the drum carder she only had her comb. She couldn’t find a knitting needle which is so much simpler. Hence the lovely hairy mess. It was all resolved pretty easily with a few laughs and a bit of chat and Christine finding something from the store room which would make it easier for Cathy to get that batt off the carder. Fail is always the First Attempts In Learning and, you know, with the right tools and patience, you can achieve anything. You also need a little help from your friends. Cathy ended up making two nice batts to spin and should be feeling more comfortable now she’s tamed the wild hairy drum carding beast. The batt was a nice mix of alpaca, orange FinnX, pink banana fibre silk and ram’s wool.