The Brother Drumcarder: a video


I’ve gotten a few requests for a video of my Brother drumcarder in action, so here it is. I did not tidy the studio before doing this video. Mea culpa.

It’s 11 min 43 sec long, but if you’re one of the folks who are wondering what it’s like before you buy, it just might be worth a watch. In it I talk about what the carder was like when I bought it, what came with it, how it works, how to set it up and what tools you’ll need to use it.

Here are a couple of close-up shots, as well, that show you a bit more clearly what my hands are doing:

Feeding in the fluffed/picked fibres
Feeding the batt through, second pass
Doffing or taking the batt off the drum
Lots of batts in the belfry around here!

I’ll do up another video with closer shots, when I have an accomplice who can man the zoom on the camera. It’s tricky to be subject matter, screenwriter and cameraman all at once!


4 Comments Add yours

  1. Connie Phelps says:

    Thank you so much for the video. I am wanting to get this drumcarder but couldn’t decide if it was the right one for me and you helped me decide to get it. I also wondered about getting the fine or medium and will go with the fine. Thanks!

  2. k-hay says:

    Been reading about Brother’s on Ravelry “Drumcarder” had a hard time finding group. Glad you showed how you set-up and places that needed sanding. Wonderful video, thanks for taking the time to make.

  3. sara says:

    I recently purchased an Electric Brother Carder and love it. It is variable speed and has a very quiet but powerful motor. Thumbs up for sure 🙂

  4. VickyTH says:

    That’s great to know, Sara! I’m hoping to be reviewing an electric carder very soon and will be posting a new video. Have you had any issues with yours or things that took a little figuring or getting used to? They look like very solid machines.

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