This class is ideal for students who have already taken Exploring the Drum Carder or have drum carding experience and want to take it to the next level. Batts will be prepared both semi-worsted and woolen. Students will learn different techniques to create 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.
Thursday, October 3, 2019
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Instructor: Henry Clemes
Materials Fee: $40 (included in class fee)
Materials Fee Includes: All materials, carders, tools, and fiber will be provided by the instructor.
Experience Level: Intermediate to Advanced
Students Will Learn: Advanced Drum Carding techniques.
Students Will Take Home: 5 batts with various fibers and techniques
Students Should Bring: An attitude for learning