Sunday, March 7, 2010

March 14 Program Notes

Common Threads Spinning and Dyeing Guild

March 14, 2010, 1:00 - 4:00 pm Daylight Saving Time begins, don't forget to set your clocks ahead by one hour!

Continuing our theme of wool prep,l today we'll be picking and carding, both by hand and machine.

Donna will demonstrate what the picker is and how it works, as well as hand picking. Erica will giver her fabulous demonstration on hand carding both cotton and wool, making punis, cigar rolls and traditional rolags. Phyllis Vasbinder will give an introduction to the drum carder.

Each of these topic could be an entire program - we're just skimming the surface for those who have never worked with fleece, need a refresher on hand carding or are curious about the drum carder or picker. These techniques can also be used with purchased ready-to-spin fiber for many, many different color blending techniques.

Bring your carders, questions, problems, hints and tips!!!

Donna Ball
Program Chair

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