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Intro to Drum Carding


Cost includes 2 hours of class.

With Roy Clemes

Jan 8, 4:00-6:00pm CST

This class introduces hand spinners and felters to drum carders: what they are, how they work, and how to get the desired results. You will also learn what separates drum carding from other types of fiber preparation.

Class sessions will be recorded and remain accessible online to registered students of the class for 14 days following the event.

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Drum carders are a mystery to many fiber artist, but that needn’t be the case. Roy will show how a drum carder can be a valuable tool for any spinner or felter.

In this two-hour demonstration-style class, you will learn how drum carders work and why they function the way they do. You will see how fiber is fed into the carder and transfers onto the big drum, where the magic happens.

Learn about the two most common operator errors and how to avoid them. Discover the differences between woolen and semi-worsted carding. Explore the many tools that can make drum carding more efficient.

You’ll leave class with a more complete understanding of the essential role that carding in general and drum-carding in particular can play in spinning and felting success and pleasure.

Supply list
None. This is a lecture-based class.

Additional information

Skill Level

Main Technique



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Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Carolyn W.
Moving beyond the minimum

This class was great in moving me from the very basics of drum carding to learning how to get my desired result. Previous to this class I was able to create a batt, but this class filled in all my questions for how I could do a better job and get a much improved product! Roy not only gave us the information, but explained and demonstrated the results of different techniques. As a result of this class, I am a much improved user of my drum carder!