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Spinning Series: Preparing Fibers

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Course Overview

One of the secrets to spinning the yarn you want is good fiber preparation. We will begin by working with a raw fleece, learning where and what to look for in buying a fleece for the best fiber for your project. We will go through the steps for washing the fleece and preparing it for carding or combing. Using hand cards, a drum carder, or combs we will create the roving for spinning. The best method for the various fibers--carding or combing--will be discussed. We will also explore blending fibers on the drum carder. Each day of the Spinning Series is a stand-alone one-day course that will expose students of any level to a particular set of skills related to spinning. However, students are strongly encouraged to enroll in both for the fullest possible introduction to this engaging craft.

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