Note: the original, low-framed Mad Batt'r is shown above, but the current model has a taller frame (like the Finest), so it can be converted to a motorized version if you choose in the future.
Introducing the fabulous art carder from Strauch: THE MAD BATTER!
I can't gush enough about this marvelous carder from the fabulous Strauch Fiber Equipment! (and I'm doubly bragging, because I got Otto to make it in the first place, and have the prototype myself! :))
This carder is an art carder's dream come true, combining the thicker carding cloth and crazy-batt carding ability of the Louet Classic carders with the fine fiber brush, fiber-loving Slicker Licker blade-style cloth and the easy-turn, rugged chain drive mechanism of the Strauch Finest.
I'm madly in love with carding all over again!
Before this carder, I had a big crush on the Finest, but always left my really rough projects with big globs of fibery goodness to the Louet Classic, even though it's more work to crank and rougher on the fine fibers. I've found I can run handfuls of weirdies through the Artsy Carder just as easily as I did with the Louet and that I still get the thrilling big fat 3oz+ batt full of chunky love, but that it's gentler on my fine fibers and sooo much easier to crank. Like all Strauch carders, you don't get waste fiber build-up on the licker-in, and you can diz a roving right off of the drum because the licker-in and main drum don't intermesh.
Cloth: 72 tpi, 1/2" deep! My batts have been averaging 3-4oz each.
It comes complete with the fine fiber brush attachment, flicker brush, cleaner brush, knuckle-saving batt pick and a set of clamps. Full assembled and ready to crank!
You'll also get a pound of miscellaneous fibers to get you started carding, and I'll cover your shipping in the continental US. Yippee!
I believe this to be the perfect production carder for art batts.
Layaway is available, and we can ship to other countries (but it is expensive)--convo me for details.
After months of research and serious thought, I'm beyond excited to have this amazing drum carder. I wanted the extra-tall frame which Nikol had as an ordering option. Also, I'm happy that my purchase helps support the Harveyville Project. The bonus fiber that she sent is a fabulous selection that I can't wait to start blending. Thanks Nikol!
May 9, 2014 by LarripinLabs
I am completely in love with this product!
Jan 14, 2014 by Tiffany
Oh my gosh I love this carder. It is quiet. Not to heavy and makes beautiful batts. Thank you so much. I also love the great bag of assorted fiber. <3