Craft Book Destash aka Drumcarder Dreams

Craft Book Destash

No … I haven’t stopped spinning.  No … I didn’t forget or miss last Sunday’s post!  No … I didn’t have another migraine … thanks for thinking kind thoughts of me … LOLOL!  In fact, spinning was on my mind.  Sheep, raw fleece, dyeing, lamb locks, spinning techniques, dyeing, art yarn,  did I say dyeing yet?  LOLOL!  These days, these are all I think of.  Spinning has gotten so intense for me, I thought seriously of selling my entire yarn stash to meet the goals I have.  After I got talked of that ledge by my people who know me well, I’ve decided to go this route as well (cause to tell the truth, some of the yarn went yesterday … that’s how serious I am). I’m de-stashing some of my craft books to get to where I want to go spinning wise.

My goal:

The Strauch Mad Batt’r Drum Carder

This is the one that suits my needs best, so I cleared out my crafty book stash to make my drum-carder goal happen soon.  I’m a serious bibliophile, so the books listed are in excellent condition — most are brand new, or like new.   I also categorized them so you can go through the list quickly.  For purchase of any book which interests you, if you’re on instagram, I’m Dnali.thediary, on Ravelry, I’m Dnali so you can private message me on any of these platforms.  Or if it’s easier, send me a message through my WP About Me page.  Single purchase below $10.00 buyer pays shipping, single purchase above $10.00 includes shipping.  Combined purchases totaling $17.00 and more, I’ll pay shipping.  Currently shipping to the US only in order to keep the prices competitive.

So here we go:


  • The Crochet Bible by Sue Whiting  — $7.00
  • Interweave Harmony Guide: Crochet Edging & Trims  edited by Kate Haxell — $7.00
  • Go Crochet!  Afghan Design Workbook by Ellen Gormley — $7.00


Stitch Dictionaries

  • Interweave Press Harmony Guides: Knit & Purl (250 stitches to knit & purl) edited by Erika Knight — $8.00
  • Interweave Press Harmony Guides: Lace & Eyelets (250 stitch combos) edited by Erika Knight — $8.00
  • Vogue Knitting Stitchionary Volume 2 Cables — $10.00
  • Vogue Knitting Stitchionary Volume 3 Color Knitting (hardcover) — $11.00

Colour Knitting

  • Colour Knitting: the easy way (Book 1) — by Melissa Leapman — $11.00
  • Mastering Color Knitting: Simple Instructions for Stranded, Intarsia and Double Knitting (Book 2) by Melissa Leapman — $11.00
  • Picture Perfect Knits: Step by Step Intarsia with more than 75 Inspiring Patterns by Laura Birek — $6.00

Home & Gifting

  • Interweave Knitted Gifts by Ann Budd — $7.00
  • Last Minute Knitted Gifts by Joelle Hoverson (of Purl Soho) — $8.00
  • More Last Minute Knitted Gifts by Joelle Hoverson (of Purl Soho) — $8.00
  • Yarn Play + Yarn Play At Home (Double Volume) by Lisa Shobhana Mason — $6.00

Clothing/Accessories Etc

  • Stitch N Bitch Knitters Handbook by Debbie Stoller — $6.00
  • Family Knits by Debbie Bliss — $9.00
  • Knitting New Mittens & Gloves by Robin Melanson — $9.00


Hope you find something you like!!!! 😀    Thanks for checking the listings out friends!


4 thoughts on “Craft Book Destash aka Drumcarder Dreams

  1. Alina April 21, 2016 / 8:32 am

    This is an awesome idea! I will spread the word!

    • Nicky April 24, 2016 / 12:58 pm

      Thank you so much friend! ❤

  2. Opal @ Threadlover April 21, 2016 / 7:15 am

    Oh… a drum carder! Last month, I started looking at them. I learned very early in my spinning adventures (started spinning thus February) that I like processing raw fleeces, combining various fibers together and coming up with some ‘artsy’ combinations. So, yeah… I’m looking at drum carders. In fact, I WOULD have purchased it by now, but I used the money that I set aside for that to buy my daughter a very early birthday gift… a guitar! She’ll be 13 in May. The things we do for our children, but I would not have it any other way. She already plays the piano, she’s played since she was six. She now plays the guitar. She usually serenades me while I spin.

    I have not spun in about a week. It’s because I’m stalling. I want to Navajo ply my latest handspun merino; however, it’s sitting on the Woolee Winder… taunting me. I find Navajo ply intimidating even though I’ve watched numerous videos. No, it’s better to avoid that, by processing all this raw fiber. Yeah… that’s it! 😆😘 It’s funny, to me, since I’m the person that researches and tackles new things without fear. I most likely will try N-ply today, BUT I’ll start with store bought yarn that I don’t mind wasting. Once I gain confidence, I’ll use my handspun.

    • Nicky April 24, 2016 / 1:00 pm

      Lovely early birthday present for your daughter!

      I’m stalling with spinning because I want to finish this blanket I’ve been working on forever this week. I don’t want to take it into May. I tried Navajo plying two weekends ago, it definitely takes some patience. Going to try again when I go on vacation in a week and a half on commercial yarn before I try it on handspun. Good luck with your efforts.

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