WORKSHOPS: Thurs., Oct. 17 - Sun., Oct. 20, 2024


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Workshop Info

Date: Thursday, October 17, 2024
Time:9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Category:Fiber Prep
Instructor:Roy and Henry Clemes

Drum carders are a mystery to the average fiber artist: fiber is fed into the carder, ends up on the big drum, and something magical happens in between. In our ‘Exploring the Drum Carder’ class, students begin the day by learning the history of drum carders, how they work, and why they function the way they do. The fun goes hands-on for the rest of the day as we delve into the differences of woolen and worsted carding, explore the many tools that make drum carding more efficient, and crank out four different batts. The first batt will be hand cranked before switching over to Electric Drive for the duration of class. All materials, carders, and tools will be provided by the instructors.

SKILL LEVEL REQUIRED:  Absolute Beginner





NOTE: Images are a representation of the workshop project. 


Materials Info

MATERIAL FEE:  A material fee of $45 (cash or check, please) will be collected by the instructor.  It includes:  all fiber carded during class and use of drum carders and other equipment.

STUDENTS MUST BRING:  N/A, but students should bring an attitude for learning. All materials and equipment will be provided by the instructors.

We also suggest bringing a battery operated light should you need additional lighting.

NOTEThere is no onsite ATM on Thursday and Friday. 


Seats Remaining 5
Workshop Fee $135.00



Other Workshops Available By Roy and Henry Clemes
Workshop Name Category Date Time Fee  
ADVENTURES IN DRUM CARDING Fiber Prep 10/18/2024 9:00 am - 4:00 pm 135.00 MORE INFO
EXPLORING THE DRUM CARDER Fiber Prep 10/17/2024 9:00 am - 4:00 pm 135.00 MORE INFO

Next Fest: October 19-20, 2024