Friday, December 4, 2009

Class: Blending Fibers with Hand and Drum Carders

December 11 (Friday) | 6-9 PM | $40
Students should bring their own wheel or drop spindle

Spinners must have some experience in spinning and should bring own wheels or drop spindles if they wish to spin their blends immediately.

Spinners should bring hand carders and/or drum carders if they have one; however, there will be a drum carder available for the class.

Sophia's Pink (mosaic)

What you need to know how to do:
- You should have some experience with spinning.

What we'll teach you how to do:
- blend different fibers together using hand carders and/or a drum carder

What materials are included:
- silk, bamboo, and wool fibers for blending
- appropriate fiber for spinning

Classes do fill up early; so please reserve your space in the class by paying in advance as it is unlikely we will be able to accommodate walk-ins. Payment is required within 7 days of signing up for the class or within one week before the class begins (whichever comes first). All classes limited to five people unless otherwise stated. A minimum of 2 students is required for most classes to take place. If the minimum for a class is not reached within 48 hours of the class, we will cancel the class and contact you in regards to rescheduling or a refund. Individual classes/lessons available by request (prices may vary). Homework is required in most of our classes; we know that all of you have busy schedules but please be sure to allow time to finish the work needed for classes.


Sophie said...

I want to learn more about knitting and spinning yarn. Although I am having hard times in spinning, I am enjoying it at the same time. But I want to know when to use hand carders or drum carders. Or are there instances that a specific carder is used in particular?

idyllicchick said...

Hi Sophie!
Hand carders and drum carders do the same thing, but a drum carder will do it much more quickly! You do need to use finer carders for finer fibers such as cotton or cashmere.
Here's a link to some excellent videos on handcarding:

Sophie said...

Thanks Sharon! Lots of love!