Fiber Prep Tool Time

The yarn you spin depends in large part on how the fiber is prepared.  In this class, you will get some hands-on experience using a variety of fiber prep tools.  We’ll cover prepping fiber for spinning AND tips on blending fibers and colors, including tweeds and heathered yarns.

Don’t spin?  These tools can be used to prep fiber for felting, too!

Beginning and experienced spinners alike can benefit from this review of pickers, flickers, hand and drum carders, combs and other tools.

Learn how and when to use each tool (and find out about some low-cost alternatives), and practice with whichever tools interest you.  There will be a small amount of fiber provided, plus a fiber shopping opportunity!  Feel free to bring your own clean fiber to use a tool that you don’t own.

NOTE: Some of these tools are extremely sharp.  Therefore, we ask that only adults attend this class.

Saturday, August 24, 2019, 9 am – noon

Instructor: Sharon Barnes

Class fee $35.  Bring your own fiber, or bring money to purchase clean raw fleece at class.  Register online and bring payment to class (cash and check accepted).

Materials to bring (Optional):

  • Clean fiber from your stash that you’d like to pick, card, comb or blend
  • Money to purchase fiber, which may include clean raw fleece, dyed locks and/or other dyed or processed wool

Instructor will provide:

  • Equipment for in-class use
  • Instructions & information
  • Small amount of fiber for practice

The location for all classes is the Fiber Arts Center of Wichita at 751 George Washington Boulevard.