Let’s Make Batts
"Begin at the beginning and carry on until you come to the end.” In this case, we will start with hand cards and practice with several fibers. We will repeat this process with combs, making our own combed top, which is always a dream to spin! And finally we will move on to the workhorse of the fiber artist, the drum carder. We will make lovely carded batts with one fiber, then two fiber blends and talk about the whys and wherefores of the fibers we choose to mix and match. At that point, we can move into more adventurous territory, adding several fibers, leaving some locks mostly intact, throwing in some noil, sari silk, and whatever else we feel like trying!
The class fee includes both the materials fee and the workshop fee.
No prior fiber processing experience required
Friday All Day, hours
Morning classes start at 9 am. Afternoon classes start at 1 pm. All-day classes meet in both time slots, with an hour break for lunch.
Students to Bring
- Spindle or spinning wheel
- Hand cards (optional)
- Combs (optional)
- Drum Carder (optional)
Instructor Will Provide
- Fibers for blending
- One set of cards and combs for demonstration and practice
- Two drum carders
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