APPLE LEEF FARM, LLC

Fiber Shop  ~ Working Farm

Handcarding, Combing and using the Blending Board

 This class is designed to teach you how to effectively use handcards, combs and the blending board to created processed spinning fibers.  You will also learn how to determine the best tool for the job based on the fiber in hand and the intended use of the spun yarn.

What you will need to bring   A variety of washed and cleaned fibers from your stash to share,  and any tools you have, such as flick carders, combs, hand cards, etc.  There will be fibers and tools at the shop to share as well.  A notebook and pen is recommended.

This is a FULL DAY workshop

COST - $45.00 plus a $5.00 supply fee

CARDS COMBS BLENDING BOARD

I.  HOW TO SELECT THE BEST METHOD OF FIBER PREP
     A.  Selection Goals
     B.  What to look for, what to avoid
     C.   Carding vs. Combing and why
II.  HANDCARDS and Carding Cloth
     A.  Batts, rolags
     B.  Fiber Blending
     C.  Color Blending
III.  COMBING and Types of Combs
     A.  Pre- Prepping
     B.  Good Procedure
     C.  Diz
     D.  Color Blending
     E.  Fiber Blending
     F.  De Hairing
IV.  USING THE BLENDING BOARD
 VI.  TAKING CARE OF YOUR TOOLS, STORAGE