I wondered how members were getting on with the swing picker. It is not something that would be suitable to have working at any of the shows. I don’t know whether I want to use it as I have one fleece that is rather cotted after washing. All my own fault but the swing picker might be better than trying to tease it out by hand.
I have the picker for now. I have a large Suffolk fleece that needed broken up for drum carding. The picker went through it like a dream – from a compact fleece to a light and airy cloud of fluff in 5 minutes. Unfortunately I put it back in a heap on our 2nd sofa and the cat soon discovered it.
Yes you need to be wary and we need extra guards. I will try to add something better than the bit of gaffa-taped cardboard I am using now.
I’ll be bringing the picker back at the December meeting.
Susan, I sent an enquiry to Susanne as I was interested in trying it as if it is effective and suitable for my fleeces I am hoping to persuade husband I need one! Did you return it at the January meeting and if so who has it now? Also how do I find out what the hire charge is? Many thanks