Course curriculum

  • 1

    GET READY TO PREP LIKE YOU HAVE NEVER PREPPED BEFORE

  • 3

    TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE

    • How much do you know?

  • 4

    MEET THE DRUM CARDERS

    • Strauch Mad Batt'r

    • Brother Supercard triple drum carder

    • Ashford Wild Card drum carder

  • 5

    PIECES, PARTS, SAFETY AND KEEPING IT CLEAN

    • Drum carder anatomy and safety Power Point

    • Drum carder anatomy and safety video

  • 6

    WHAT ARE TEETH PER INCH (TPI) & WHY DOES IT MATTER?

    • Everything you wanted to know about teeth or tines or pins (TPI)

    • See the blending difference of the TPI's

  • 7

    DEVELOP A GOOD BASE

    • Drum Carding Fundementals

    • Drum carding is a woolen prep

    • How to tell if fiber is roving or combed top! Two VERY different things.

  • 8

    HOW TO TEST STAPLE STRENGTH AND WHY YOU WOULD NEED TO DO THAT

    • How to test for staple strength - the middle and entire lock. Which type can I card?

    • Testing for breaking tips and the impact it has on your batt

  • 9

    YOUR POSITION MATTERS

    • Use good body mechanics to avoid overuse injuries

  • 10

    DRUM CARDING SCOURED FIBER

    • Carding scoured wool on a drum carder - Intro

  • 11

    DRUM CARDING FINE GRADE FIBERS

    • Prepping fine grade wool to card

    • Carding fine grade wool on a Strauch Mad Batt'r

    • Carding fine grade wool on a Brother Supercard drum carder

  • 12

    DRUM CARDING MEDIUM GRADE FIBERS

    • Prepping medium grade wool to card

    • Carding medium grade wool

  • 13

    DRUM CARDING COARSE GRADE FIBERS

    • Prepping and carding coarse grade wool

  • 14

    CARDING SMOOTH BATTS FROM CHUNKY, SHORT LOCKS

    • How to card a smooth batt from chunky, short wool

  • 15

    HOW TO REMOVE A BATT USING A BATT LIFTER

    • How to remove a batt using a batt lifter

  • 16

    FLOWCHARTS

    • Easy flowcharts for your prepping and carding decision making process

  • 17

    TIME FOR A SWEET BREAK

    • Just like my mama used to make

  • 18

    DRUM CARDING COMBED TOP AND BLENDING LEVELS

    • See different ways to card combed top and how much colors/fibers blend with each pass

  • 19

    HOW TO DIZ ROVING OFF A DRUM CARDER

    • How to diz roving of a Strauch Mad Batt'r

    • How to diz roving off a Brother Supercard drum carder

  • 20

    ART BATTS

    • How to make an art batt method #1

    • How to make an art batt method #2

    • How to make a cream filled cookie batt

  • 21

    TECHNIQUE FOR BLENDING COLORS OR FIBERS

    • How to correctly card colors or fiber types for thorough blending

  • 22

    LICKER-IN TROUBLESHOOTING

    • Carding various fibers in the licker-in. Let's see what sticks

    • Troubleshooting licker-in issues.

  • 23

    MAKE ROLAGS ON A DRUM CARDER

    • How to drum card fiber to make rolags

    • How to pull rolags off of a drum carder and package them to sell

  • 24

    HOW TO FOLD A BATT FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

    • How to fold your batt for taking photos

  • 25

    FINAL FUN QUIZ

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