Join Henry and Roy of Clemes & Clemes, Inc. for a carding workshop at The Tin Thimble. Drum carders are a mystery to the average fiber artist: fiber is fed into the carder, ends up on the big drum, and magically turns into a batt. 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 five 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.
There will be a 1 hour break for lunch from 12:00-1:00 during this class.
Instructors: Henry & Roy Clemes
Class Fee: $125 + $35 materials fee that covers use of a carder, all fiber carded during class, and batt lifter refills for storing carded batts.
No carding experience required.
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Students to bring: An attitude for learning. All materials and equipment will be provided by the instructors.
This class will be taught by the tag team of Henry and Roy Clemes. A lifelong woodworker and small business owner, Henry has been building fiber art equipment for over 45 years and drum carders for 38 years. Roy grew up in his family’s woodshop and is one of the few 30-year-olds with 25 years of experience in his field. Together they have introduced many innovations to the fiber arts community and their equipment is known for being not only thoughtfully engineered but visually pleasing and durable as well. They regularly consult and instruct spinners, felters, fiber growers, and professional fiber artists in the use of drum carders for fiber prep.
How to register: Call us old fashioned, but we like to talk to our customers! Give us a call at 916-652-2134 during business hours and we’d love to answer your questions and get you all signed up for a workshop. Thank you!