Join Henry and Roy of Clemes & Clemes, Inc. for a drum carding class at The Tin Thimble. This is the companion class to Exploring the Drum Carder. In this class, we continue to de-mystify the drum carder. Batts will be prepared both semi-worsted and woolen. Students will learn different techniques to add fiber to an art batt, prepare batts for spinning sock yarn, and learn to add silk or bamboo into woolen batts. Students will also learn to remove fiber as rolags and as pencil-sized sliver through a diz. An ambitious goal of 7 or more batts produced during class means students will have ample carded fiber for spinning samples and small projects after class. All carding and blending will be done on our Elite Series Drum Carders with each student using their own electric carder. 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 +$45 materials fee that covers use of a carder, all fiber carded during class, and batt lifter refills for storing carded batts.
Prerequisite: Exploring the Drum Carder
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!