#334 Carding: Perfect Prep by Julie Benac, Friday 1 pm - 4 pm
Skill level: Beginner/Intermediate
Workshop Description: Learn how to prepare and blend fiber for all types of spinning and felting, using hand cards, manual, and electric drum carders. Students will learn basic fiber preparation for carding, the importance of TPI, and how to use hand cards to make rolags for the most basic wool spinning prep. An intro to drum carding will show how to select a drum carder, its safe use and operation, methods for blending fibers, blending colors, and using add-ins for art batts. We'll also discuss different ways to remove batts from the drum carder, the best ways to store your batts, and finally, provide resources to learn more about all aspects of drum carding.
Students should bring: Hand cards or drum carder, extra clean fiber for carding, if desired. There will be several hand cards and drum carders for students to use if they do not currently own these tools. Homework: If you are bringing fiber from home make sure it is clean.
Material fee: $15 Fiber pack of several different types/breeds of wool fiber, different types of silks, glitz, locks, and combed top, totaling about 8 ounces per student. Class Limit: 12