Category Archives: hand carding

Handcarding – Speeding up

I showed some Tunis on Facebook  and Instagram a week or so ago that I had hand carded. I began with slightly over 2 pounds of scoured fleece and it took a little under 4 hours and I had just a tad under 2 pounds of hand carded rolags. I had plenty of comments about how that was super fast […]

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Handcarding – My Method

So I posted about how I go about choosing handcards a few weeks ago. In that post I talked a lot about the way I hold the cards and how that affects my handle choices. I got some questions about how exactly I do hold my cards. I have a video that just came out about spinning fine yarns. It’s […]

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Hand Cards!

When I teach I take a lot of tools with me. I know that everyone doesn’t own every tool so I take at least three sets of hand tools for each purpose. I like to take a minimum of three sets for two reasons. First is the one I just said: all the people don’t own all of the tools and […]

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Fiber Prep For Production Spinning

One of the things we want to do during Spinzilla, which is from October 7 to the 13th, is spin miles and miles of yardage. Five years ago I thought I was a spinner with average speed but over the years and with lots of practice I have gained speed in both wool prep and yarn making. Of course there […]

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I’m a Happy Camper

So there’s this retreat coming up in September. You can see all the in depth details here Happycamperfiber.com. This retreat is happening September 20th to the 22nd. It will be small and intimate – around 30 people total. You will get to take all three classes. Each class is about different things about color. My class is about how to take […]

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Black Welsh Mountain

So over the weekend I worked on some samples spun from Black Welsh Mountain wool.  First I will just say that every time I spin samples, no matter how many I spin I always have questions and want to try something else. All of the samples have been carded and then the carded prep was treated or spun in different […]

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