Wednesday, April 10th – 9am-5pm
This is the follow up class to Exploring the Drum Carder. In this class, we continue to de-mystify the drum carder. Batts will be prepared both semi-worsted and woolen. Students will learn different techniques to add fiber to an art batt, prepare batts for spinning sock yarn, and learn to add silk or bamboo into woolen batts. Students will also learn to remove fiber as rolags and as pencil-sized sliver through a diz. An ambitious goal of 5 batts produced during class means students will have ample carded fiber for spinning samples and small projects after class. All carding and blending will be done on our Elite Series Drum Carders with each student using their own electric carder. All materials, carders, and tools will be provided by the instructors.
Materials fee: $45 covers use of a carder, all fiber carded during class, and batt lifter refills for storing carded batts.
Level: Some drum carding experience preferred. Ideally (but not required) student has taken Exploring the Drum Carder previously.