Creating Carded Blends

About Creating Carded Blends

Join Alanna in this engaging online workshop where she'll explore best practices of fiber blending using hand carders and drum carders. Discover how to maximize these essential tools for the best results, delving into creative techniques for blending colors and textures, what fibers work best, and how to mix different fiber types effectively. Alanna will also guide you through the spinning and drafting techniques most compatible with the unique fiber preparations these tools produce.

Whether you're a novice looking to understand the full potential of your hand carders or drum carder, or an experienced spinner aiming to refine your skills, this workshop is designed to reveal all the necessary tips and tricks. Learn to create the finest woolen carded fiber preparations, enhancing your spinning experience. This session promises to equip you with the knowledge and confidence to master these blending tools and enhance your fiber prep and handspun yarn results.

The capacity for this class is 18 students.

Class Materials

• Hand carders
• Drum carder (optional)
• Flicker (optional)
• Yarn making device (spinning wheel, electric spinner or drop spindle for making samples)
• Blue and yellow fiber in either Corriedale or BFL, commercially dyed about .5 ounce each color
• Embroidery thread or other fine yarn like sock weight yarn (not thin string like sewing thread)
• Scissors

Age Range

Teens and Adults

Skill Level

Beginner - Some experience with equipment and able to perform basic techniques.

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The class will meet for two 2-hour live online sessions on November 2 on the schedule below (10am-12pm and 2pm-4pm).

Enrolled students receive 30-day access to the video recordings of the classes.

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
Creating Carded Blends
Alanna Wilcox
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
Creating Carded Blends
Alanna Wilcox

How It Works

Enroll above to save your spot in the class. Lessonface will send you a confirmation right away, and a Zoom link 24 hours before each session's start time. You can log into your Lessonface dashboard to access class materials, communicate with your instructor, join the live Zoom session, and access the class recordings and chat transcript afterward. Contact us with any questions. This class, and all lessons and classes on Lessonface, are covered by the Lessonface Guarantee.

Alanna Wilcox

Alanna Wilcox

Alanna Wilcox helps spinners, dyers, and fiber art enthusiasts achieve their creative goals through expert instruction via books and online workshops. She is an artist and an educator who can help you overcome creative challenges, learn new skills and feel empowered to boldly go on your own creative adventures. Visit Alanna’s website at

MAFA - The MidAtlantic Fiber Association

MAFA - The MidAtlantic Fiber Association

The MidAtlantic Fiber Association (MAFA) represents and supports a community of fiber arts guilds in the greater Mid-Atlantic region.

About Lessonface, PBC

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