May 2018 – Preparation for spinning and felting

Preparation of Fibre for Spinning. 

Members were treated to an excellent talk and demonstration on this topic today by fellow member Susan Pearson. Susan had numerous examples of fleece of different qualities as well as a variety of finished examples of knitting from her spinning. She  covered hand carding , drum carding  and using wool combs to produce a variety of prepared  fibres, both naturally coloured and involving blended  colours. Her attention to detail and preparatory work before the carding process was a delight to see and clearly showed itself in the quality of the yarn produced. Many Thanks Susan, we were only sorry the session wasn’t longer. 

Before the session, Susan’s enticing range of carding related delights.

The show and tell contained a special item, Gwen’s nearly finished Inkle loom which she has made herself. Well done Gwen.

Gwen – with her Inkle Loom

 

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