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How to Card Wool: Four Spinners, Four Techniques (Download in HD)

Learn four techniques for carding wool from four master spinners.
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Carding is the first step toward consistent, easy-to-spin woolen yarns, and hand cards are the most accessible tool for achieving them. But how to produce those  fluffy, lofty, spinnable rolags? There are many schools of thought. In this DVD, you’ll see four master spinners share their techniques and tricks, ranging from deeply traditional to somewhat eccentric. They all work. You’ll also enjoy bonus content with Andrea Mielke Shroer and Narcissa Venigas Perez, a spinner in the Oaxacan highlands. Much of this is basic lore, but there are also surprises:
  • How much fiber should you load onto your cards? It depends.
  • Should you start carding from the top of the card, or from the lip? It depends.
  • What’s better than forming one rolag from a single carding? Forming three!
  • Are those brand-new cards ready to go? Maybe not.
  • Should you rest your passive card on your thigh? How about waving it in the air?
  • Is changing hands a heresy?
Oh, there’s more, so much more. Whatever your own methods, if you’ve developed any, you will find food for thought and tricks to try.


Author/Speaker/Editor: Carol Rhoades, Maggie Casey, Norman Kennedy and Rita Buchanan

Format: High Definition Video Download

Customer Reviews

Excellent resource for hand carding Review by Vanessa Patrick

Interesting to watch the very different technique of each instructor. Worth the price of the video just to see and hear Norman Kennedy again. The man is a treasure. My only con is that if you already own the Rita Buchanan video "How I Spin", Rita's excerpt is a duplicate.

(Posted on 3/3/12)