Exploring the Drum Carder


Price includes 6 hours of class. Early Bird ends 11/29/22.

An in-person class with Henry and Roy Clemes

Mar 2, 9:00am-12:00pm & 1:30-4:30pm

Curious about what a drum carder is, what it does, and how it fits into your next project? Learn directly from the designers and makers as you explore the many capabilities and few limits of this versatile tool.

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Drum carders are a mystery to the average fiber artist: fiber is fed into the carder, ends up on the big drum, and something magical happens in between. In our ‘Exploring the Drum Carder’ class, you’ll begin the day by learning the history of drum carders, how they work, and why they function the way they do. The fun goes hands-on for the rest of the day as we delve into the differences of woolen and worsted carding, explore the many tools that make drum carding more efficient, and crank out four different batts. The first batt will be hand-cranked before switching over to Electric Drive for the duration of class.

All materials, carders, and tools will be provided. You are welcome to bring a drum carder or fiber from home if you would like advice, but all work will be done on the equipment and with the fiber that the we provide.

A $40 kit fee will be collected by your instructor during class. Correct change is appreciated.
Kit includes
 all fiber used in class and use of all equipment.

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Optional: Drum carder or fiber from home if they would like advice, but all work will be done on the equipment and with the fiber that the instructors provide.

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Main Technique


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Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Gail B.
Exploring DC

The only thing I would change is that the instructor gives definition for terms that everyone might not be familiar with, and to define the different parts of the drum carder before doing it’s history. Learned a lot in the class!


Educational and also fun. Henry and Roy Clemes are knowledgeable and also relaxed, fun, and funny, teachers. Within a couple of hours I wanted to sign up for their next class!