My Favorite Fiber Tools and Equipment

People always ask me what wheels and equipment I have. Here is my current list as of Summer 2018. Just a note: I do not have an endorsement deals, these are just the tools I like to work with the most.

Spinning Wheels

 Majacraft Aura Spinning Wheel with the Overdrive Head

Majacraft Aura Spinning Wheel with the Overdrive Head

I primarily spin on a Majacraft Aura wheel with an Overdrive head. I recently purchased a Little Gem for travel, and I also have an Electric Eel Wheel. This is a great little inexpensive e-spinner that I backed on Kickstarter. It's good for spinning thinner traditional yarns and is really lightweight and portable. It's about as loud as a sewing machine so I can use it while watching tv without too much trouble in the volume department. Overall I am very pleased with this little wheel.

 


Drum Carders

 Double Wide Strauch Mad Batt'r

Double Wide Strauch Mad Batt'r

 Majacraft Fusion Engine Drum Carder

Majacraft Fusion Engine Drum Carder

I have two: a Double Wide Strauch Mad Batt'r and a Majacraft Fusion Engine. I love them both for different reasons. The Mad Batt'r is my go-to for jumbo gradient art batts and the Fusion Engine is portable for demos and great for carding fine fibers.

 

 


Fiber Prep

 Strauch hand carders and Handmade Blending Board

Strauch hand carders and Handmade Blending Board

I have a blending board that I made from a bamboo cutting board and carding cloth. I don't use it too often, but it's pretty good. I'm having too much fun with my new drum carders right now. I also have Strauch hand carders and a really nice set of combs from Three Ravens. 


Wool Wash/Scour

 Unicorn Power Scour and SOAK Wash

Unicorn Power Scour and SOAK Wash

 Unicorn Power Scour and Fibre Wash

Unicorn Power Scour and Fibre Wash

I use Unicorn Power Scour for scouring raw fleece. I also love Unicorn Fibre Wash and Namaste Wash 'n Dye for longwool locks and low grease fleece.

I use Unicorn Fibre Wash and SOAK for washing finished yarn. I find that I like the scents and they do a good job without leaving much residue.