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How to Card Wool Four Spinners Four Techniques

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 Schroer 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.

SKU: 12SP07

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

Format: DVD

ISBN 13: 9781596686755

Customer Reviews

Excellent and Very Useful Review by Lorraine

I found the idea of having four different people explain how to card wool very useful. This gives the person who or who is experienced in carding the opportunity to view and to try slightly different versions of carding.

It also made me truly understand the difference between worsted and woolen yarn. As much as I may have read about it in books, seeing the process and having the technique explained made so much more sense.

Highly recommend to those who have and have not yet tried their hand at carding.

(Posted on 7/22/14)