Six Steps to Hand Carding Wool

Learning how to use hand carders can expand the types of yarn you can spin by giving you more control over the fiber preparation.

October 2014
By Brenda Gibson

The Complete Guide to Spinning Yarn

Whether you are an experienced crafter chasing the perfect yarn or a beginner looking for an outlet for your creative talents, The Complete Guide to Spinning Yarn (St. Martin’s Griffin, 2012) by Brenda Gibson will inspire you to get spinning. Beginners can learn basic techniques, from preparing and dyeing fiber to drop spindle spinning and wheel spinning, while more advanced spinners can explore recipes for a range of textured and colorful yarns.

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Carding more thoroughly opens up the fibers and frees them of tangles and debris than teasing alone.