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Adventures in Drum Carding
An in-person class with Henry and Roy Clemes
Nov 12, 9:00am-12:00pm & 2:00-5:00pm PST
Join Henry and Roy on an adventure as they help you take your drum carding game to the next level. This is the companion to Friday’s Exploring the Drum Carder class. De-mystify the drum carders you learn hands-on about semi-worsted and woolen batts. Learn different techniques to create an art batt, how to prepare batts for spinning sock yarn, and how to add silk or bamboo into woolen batts.
Practice removing fiber from the teeth, both as rolags and as pencil-sized sliver drawn through a diz. An ambitious goal of 5 batts produced during class means that after class you will have ample carded fiber for spinning samples and small projects.
All carding and blending will be done on Clemes & Clemes Elite Series Drum Carders with each student using their own electric carder. All materials, carders, and tools will be provided by the instructors.
Special skills or knowledge needed to take this class
Working knowledge and some experience with a drum carder is preferred.
A $45 materials fee will be collected by your instructor during class. Correct change is appreciated.
The fee includes all fiber used in class and use of all equipment.
• Drum carder or fiber from home if students would like advice, but all work will be done on the equipment and with the fiber that the instructors provide.