Fiber Preparation Techniques: Carding & Combing


This workshop aims to teach spinners how to prepare fiber both from a clean fleece and commercially dyed wool to create fiber that is a dream to spin. Different fibers will be used so students can see how the fiber and its preparation can influence the final yarn.

What you need to know before taking the class:

How to spin yarn at your wheel so that after different fibers are prepared you can spin up samples to compare.

You’ll leave knowing how to:

  • Use hand carders to prepare fiber
  • Use hand combs to prepare fiber
  • Select drafting techniques that work best with the way the fibers are prepared

Length of class:

Full day but can be split into 1/2 day and focus on either carding and combing alone.