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Thursday 02/20/2020, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thursday 02/20/2020, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
No skills required
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Henry & Roy Clemes
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Exploring the Drum Carder with Henry & Roy Clemes
Drum carders shouldn't be mystery to the fiber artist: raw fiber is fed into the carder and magically turns into a batt, or rather becomes a batt by mechanically aligning fibers.
You will begin the day by learning the history of drum carders, how they work, and why they function the way they do.
The fun continues with hands-on carding: we'll delve into the differences of woolen and worsted carding, we'll explore the various tools that make drum carding more efficient as we crank out five different batts.
The first batt will be hand cranked then we will switch over to an Electric Drive Carder for the duration of class. All materials, carders, and tools will be provided by the instructors.
Note: A $35 materials fee for fiber and use of equipment will be collected in class.
One table per two students plus an additional 5 tables for teaching materials. Recommended room size of 30’ x 40’ or larger. We need at least one electrical outlet for the drum carders.