3) Yeah, I don't have a machine carder. And I don't think I could carry one up the stairs.
5. Lastly, I don't spin because I would look ghastly in this dress.
I did happily learn about fiber, spinning, and water-powered carders and living 'back in the day' while visiting Old Sturbridge Village, though. They didn't sell any wool in the gift shop, but they did have some lovely fabric for you quilters and sewers out their. And it was a beautiful autumn day.