Handcards...Maximizing Their Potential in Yarn Color Design ~ Deb Jones

  • 03/19/2017
  • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (CDT)
  • Mendota 7 Room (1st floor)
  • 7


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Hand cards are an under-appreciated and underutilized tool for hand spinners. We have visions of sitting for hours and hours laboring to hard card fiber to spin. What if our hand carders could become an easy, fun, and fast tool for blending colors to spin? A tool we might actually want to reach for to blend and prepare fibers? We all have a fiber stash of dyed braids, tops, and rovings. Put your hand cards to use and learn to get the most out of your stash. 

We will learn to make striped, ombre, gradient, tweed, and marled yarns using our humble handcards. You’ll be amazed at what you can create!

See teacher bio.

Skill level 

Student should be comfortable spinning wool.

Supplies Needed

  • Students should bring: spinning wheel/bobbins in excellent operating condition, hand carders (if they have them; there will be some extras available for students to borrow). 


  • None
Materials fee
  • $5.00 covers carding/spinning fibers and workshop handouts.
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