How to Card Wool Four Spinners Four Techniques DVD
Carding wool 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 on how to card wool, 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.
|Author/Designer||Carol Rhoades, Maggie Casey, Norman Kennedy and Rita Buchanan|
- Various techniques that all work!
- This is a good overview of carding by 4 fiber artists who each have a different approach to carding that works for them, giving you several options to try and see what works for you. There is no "right" way espoused - try each and see how it fits your style! There are, of course, things the beginning carder needs to know in order to avoid poor prep, and these are pointed out, so this DVD is an excellent resource that you can go back to as often as you need to. Have fun carding! (Posted on 11/15/2015)
- Carding is EASY!
- If you have hesitated to try carding your own fibers, this video is for you! Watching four different people shows there are no hard and fast rules for carding. If you are consistent, pretty much any way of moving the fibers from one card to the other works. There are a few things to be aware off, but in all it's pretty easy. (Posted on 4/10/2015)
- Excellent and Very Useful
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 7/22/2014)
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