gradation.jpg Horizontal TabsDescription Revitalize your existing fiber roving or design your own colors and textural effects for a special project, while exploring the drum carder in this one day workshop. Saturday, October 28, 2017 Registration Fee: $110 (includes $15 materials fee) *K-12 Educators: Earn 6 State of Michigan SCECH clock hours by attending this workshop. This course is now closed. Revitalize your existing fiber roving or design your own colors and textural effects for a special project, while exploring the drum carder in this one day workshop. The process of fiber blending known as drum carding uses a drum of tooth covered cloth to separate, align, and combine fibers in preparation to be dyed, spun, or felted. Custom blends for specific textures, color combinations, and striping effects can be created on the drum carder, giving you more control of your project's outcome. Drum carder vocabulary and procedures will be explained, followed by a discussion of fiber types and how each type of carding cloth affects the processing of the fiber. You will apply this knowledge to achieve a desired visual effect in your spun or felted project. Methods of carding will include tweeds, striped/gradated, and textural batts. Handouts will be provided with instructions and suggestions for methods spinning or felting your freshly made batts. The possibilities are limitless! Register Here for the Fiber PackageExtend your experience by signing up for Fiber Blending Workshop and Fiber Dyeing for Spinners and receive a price break on your registration. Two full days of fiber fun and exploration for only $215, including supplies! Faculty Emily Wohlscheid Instructor of Visual Arts, Interlochen College of Creative Arts Schedule Supplies A materials fee of $15, included as part of the registration fee, covers 6 oz of fiber, including 4.5 oz. of hand dyed commercially processed wool top, 1 oz. of various hand dyed luxury and effect fibers, .5 oz. of hand dyed farm fleece, and use of the instructor's drum carders. Students who have their own drum carders are welcome to bring them. This workshop requires a lot of standing and some very light physical exertion when cranking the drum on the carder. Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing.