Exploring the Drum Carder


One seat including materials fees for Exploring the Drum Carder with Henry & Roy Clemes on October 15, 2020. See details below for more info.

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Exploring the Drum Carder with Henry & Roy Clemes

Workshop Description: 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 four 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.

Student Skill Level: No experience is necessary, but this foundation course is an eye-opener for rookies and veterans alike.

Students to Bring: An attitude for learning! All materials and equipment will be provided. Students may bring drum carders or fiber they would like advice on using or carding.

Materials Fee: Included in the cost of the class. Coffee, continental breakfast, and vegan-friendly buffet lunch are also provided.

Date and Time: Thursday, October 15, 2020. 9am-4pm.

Location: Hudson Valley Workshops hosted by Clemes & Clemes at the Best Western Kingston Hotel and Conference Center, 503 Washington Ave, Kingston, NY 12401. Hotel rooms may be reserved via this link at the adjoining Best Western Plus for $129 per night for one or two beds for Monday, October 12th through Thursday, October 15th. Ask for the “Hudson Valley Workshops Rate” if placing your reservation over the phone at (845) 338-0400. Room reservations must be made by September 12, 2020.

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