Fiber Prep Tools – Resources

Building on the September 2017 meeting program, here are a few online resources for the tools demonstrated by Guild members Sharon Barnes, Susan De Wit, April Nilsen, Nancy Squire and Denise Renee.

Download the meeting’s handout, a chart of fiber prep tools and their uses.

Please bear in mind that there are many ways to use these tools, and that the ‘right’ way is the way that works for you (as long as you stay safe)!  Try searching YouTube for other techniques.

Picker: http://patgreencarders.com/triple.htm

Flicker: https://www.interweave.com/wp-content/uploads/basics-summer-08.pdf

Hand Cards: http://handspinner.co.uk/carding_using_hand_carders.html

And a technique for rescuing a debris-filled fleece using hand cards.

Drum Carder: http://www.pacificwoolandfiber.com/how-to-use-a-drum-carder.html

Combs: https://woolery.com/how-to-use-viking-wool-combs

Blending Board: http://debbieheld.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/Held-SPO-Spring-2016-1.pdf

Hackle: http://valkyriesupply.com/blending.html

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Weaving at CityArts… or Not

Guild members were interviewed for a televised news story aired September 1st on KSN Channel 3 about the decision to end all fiber classes as of December 1, 2017.

KSN reporter Emily Younger spoke to City of Wichita and CityArts representative John D’Angelo, who said that a decision has not actually been made, in spite of his informing weaving and spinning instructor Nancy Squire that classes would end after the fall session.

Guild members and anyone else interested in the future of weaving and spinning classes in the Wichita area are invited to attend a meeting with D’Angelo on Tuesday, September 5th at 6:00 pm at CityArts.  Get directions here.  A reporter from the Wichita Eagle may also be in attendance.

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