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Ashford Book of Carding

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Revised Edition By Jo Reeve. A hand-spinners' guide to fibre preparation, from Ashford Wheels and Looms.

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Revised Edition By Jo Reeve

Softcover: 108 pages
Publisher: Ashford 
Published: December 2022
Physical Dimensions: 8.4" x 10.9"x 1" / 1.2 kg

This popular, practical and inspirational guide to carding, fleece, slivers and exotic fibres has been revised and expanded to include sections on the blending board and creating self-striping yarn. Written for the hand spinner and felter and everyone who loves fibre, there are sections on using the flick, hand and drum carders and the blending board. There are detailed explanations of colour and fibre blending and colour theory. Step-by-step instructions and full-colour photographs will open a world of colour and texture.


  1. Introduction
  2. What is Carding
  3. Ashford carding tools
  4. Fibre Properties
  5. Flick Carding
  6. Hand Carding
  7. Blending Board
  8. Drum Carding
  9. Fibre blending
  10. Colour blending
  11. Wild carding
  12. Colour theory
  13. Primary Colours
  14. Secondary Colours
  15. Tertiary Colours
  16. Complementary Colours
  17. Analogous Colours
  18. Colour Variations
  19. Making a colour gradation
  20. Projects
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