Tag Archives: hand carders

From start to finish: Part 5 – Carding


Carding is the process of organizing the fibers so that they are all pointing one direction. It’s essentially a really complicated way to brush hair that is no longer attached to an animal. There are three ways to do it: … Continue reading

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How-to: hand card alpaca fiber


Note: I’m out-of-town this week, so this post is going up automatically. A long time ago, in a small apartment in northern Colorado, I processed four alpaca fleeces without a drum carder. It was…time consuming. I often spun from the … Continue reading

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