Friday, April 12th – 1 Day Class
9am-5pm with 12pm-2pm break
The blending board is not just a glorified hand carder or a low-tech version of a drum carder. It is a delightfully simple but incredibly versatile tool. It has obvious uses for preparing washed fleeces for spinning and for blending already prepared fibers. We will cover these basics in this workshop. We will also explore less obvious blending techniques that will allow you to spin and create smooth yarns, fluffy yarns, gently textured yarns, and highly textured yarns. And, we’ll explore ways of preparing fiber “paintings” that can then be wet felted. Get ready to be surprised and energized by this fantastic fiber tool!
Material Fee: $25, covers use of blending boards (provided by Clemes & Clemes, Inc.), use of blending board tools & accessories, fiber, samples for examination, notebook with handouts.
Level: No experience necessary