Learn to Use a Drum Carder

Drum Carder Blending
Drum Carder Blending

This hand spinning workshop teaches you how to blend different yarns and to create new colours using hand cards or a drum carder. You will work with different types and colours of wools to create a unique set of yarns.
Some experience with hand spinning is required before taking this workshop.

Drum Carder Blending
Drum Carder Blending

I have a few spinning wheels that are available for the workshops, but participants are encouraged to bring along their own wheel if they can as each wheel has its own characteristics.

Learn to Use a Drum Carder
Course Length: 3 hours
Time: 10 am – 1 pm
Tea, coffee and refreshments will be provided.

Course Fee: £75.00
Materials Fee: £10.00

A £10.00 non-refundable deposit will be required on booking. Please contact me for further information or if you would like to register for a course.
The Materials fee covers sufficient fibre for the workshop. Additional spinning fibre for practicing at home can be purchased after the workshop.

All of my hand spinning workshops use commercially prepared, clean and carded batts or roving. I prefer not to use fleece straight off the sheep. (Life is too short so I leave the messy bits to those who are qualified and have the space and equipment required to clean fleece properly.) If you wish to learn how to spin, clean and sort raw fleece there are many other classes and teachers that can get you started such as:
Weald and Downland

Hand Spinning Workshops

Learn to SpinThe workshop for the beginner hand spinner.
Learn to Use a Drum CarderHow to use a drum carder to create new colours and Yarns.
Plied and Cabled YarnsHow to spin plied and cabled yarns.
Simply Sumptuous SpinningA surprise selection of different fibres to spin.

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Contact Info:
Paivi Suomi
22 Ferry Drive
West Sussex UK
PO19 8GJ
Mobile: 075 402 77705
Email: paivatar.yarns@gmail.com