Carding for Colour

In this workshop, Katrina Stewart will be introducing you to the wonderful world of carding so you can create beautiful fibre for spinning and weaving.

Katrina Stewart · March 14, 2019
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Welcome to Carding for Colour with Katrina Stewart! 

Learn how to card wool for spinning or felting with Katrina Stewart in this workshop.. From batts to rolags to roving, Katrina will show us the many possibilities! 

Throughout the videos, you’ll learn:

  • Basic colour theory
  • Multiple fibres and their characteristics 
  • Various carding equipment and tools
  • Different styles of carded fibre
  • Many demonstrations 

Please look at the materials tab on the main page or the first lesson to find your workbook and the supplies needed for this course. SweetGeorgia Yarns supplies all the tools needed from drum carders, hand carders and blending boards as well as fibre and mix-ins.

Talk about the Carding for Colour course with members of the School of SweetGeorgia. Post project pictures, share personal reflections, and join the conversations in our Community Forums!

Tag what you are making everywhere with #sosspinning and #schoolofsweetgeorgia!


I finished my #attuneshawl using #handspunyarn and thefibrecompany #arranmorelight in a beautiful teal. The handspun was from a sweetgeorgia braid that I spun in July.


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I finished some handspun yarn 😁😁


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How do you start your mornings, after the alarm clock and the sounds of your house permeate your consciousness? How do you embrace this brand new day filled with potential in front of you? As one of the adults in my family, the first 90 minutes usually blur between packing lunches, making breakfast and emptying the dishwasher. Then, we walk to school, a privilege we enjoy as often as possible. Afterwards, it’s time for tea and a moment with my partner before starting work.

But I will tell you, after pouring my cup of coffee, typically with some music softly playing in the background, I relish sitting in front of my spinning wheel. Now it’s time to refill my self-care cup, even if I can only manage to sit for five minutes. The sunlight streams through the window, casting a warm glow on the singles on the bobbin. Even spinning for that short time centres me and sets a lovely tone for my day. Many days, it feels like a challenge to fit it in, but just as I make time for the to-do list, spinning is part of my self-care routine, so I make it a priority.

At Greta Cornejo’s @gretacornejomakes new blog post, she talks about fibre prep tips and updates about our SOS Spin-Along, including information on today’s Zoom meetups-starting at 10:00 AM PDT and 1:00 PM PDT! Find more info at the post (link in bio to our SOS Articles section).

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This art batt by fatcatknitsdyer simply took my breath away. It’s soft (BFL), sparkly, full of texture, and I haven’t quite experienced anything like it!

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One strip of fibre done, 5 more to go. #sosspinning sweetgeorgia

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As the change of seasons and the back-to-school routines get settled, with the holidays and gift planning still weeks away, this is the perfect time to plan a project just for you. Join us this month for an SOS Spin-Along!⁠

As Greta @gretacornejomakes shares in her new SOS post— ⁠
I’m celebrating the change of season by prepping fibre and getting it ready for spinning a fractal 2-ply yarn. I hope you join us in spinning for a project, plus share your spin-in progress with us and meet with new and old friends. You can join the spin-along at ANY time, so dive into your stash or visit the @sweetgeorgia shop to find some beautiful fibre (Felicia`s handspun 3-ply fractal in BFL+Silk Salted Caramel is shown here) and spin along with us! ⁠

Read more about the spin-along and meetup information over at the SOS articles section… direct link in bio »⁠

We’d also love to see your spinning progress! Tag your posts with #sosspinning or #schoolofsweetgeorgia, or join other SOS members and instructors over in the Community Forums.⁠

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  • Dum carder, hand carders, blending board

*Please follow this link for Essential Spinning & Fibre Prep Tools needed


Additional Supplies Shown/Demonstrated 

  • Diz
  • Small crochet hook

Do you have questions about Carding for Colour Materials? Talk about it with members of the School of SweetGeorgia. Post project pictures, share personal reflections, and join the conversations in our Community Forums!


About Instructor

Katrina Stewart

Katrina, a professional photographer by trade, has had an obsession with fibre all her life. She learned to knit and crochet as a child, but her passion was truly ignited when she learned to spin in 2014. She loves the thought that every individual who looks at a braid of fibre or runs their fingers over a skein of yarn will create their own unique functional piece of art. Something to be enjoyed for years to come.

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Course Includes

  • 10 Lessons