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! 

In this workshop, Katrina Stewart will be introducing us to the wonderful world of carding to create beautiful woollen-style fibre for spinning or felting. 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 of 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!


Embracing imperfection(in other words, trying really hard not to be grumpy about your inconsistent yarn🫠).
This is my first spin in my life and actually I enjoyed it immensely. I couldn’t stop for 4 hours.
#suspendedspindle #dropspindle #supportedspindle #handspinning #handspinnersofinstagram #ドロップスピンドル #サポートスピンドル #手紡ぎ #手紡ぎ糸 #schoolofsweetgeorgia #sosspinning

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I spun some alpaca fiber into yarn 😍 so pretty! Next step – 2 ply it and then tackle warping (threading all the yarn through) my loom. ashford_wheels_looms glimakra.of.sweden #sosspinning #espinner3

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I purchased a handmade suspended spindle for the first time in my life! Handmade wooden crafts make my heart sing.

#suspendedspindle #ドロップスピンドル #sosspinning #schoolofsweetgeorgia

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If you’re wondering how textured yarns differ from art yarns… they don’t. All art yarns are stable, usable yarns that can add texture, however bold or subtle, to the cloth in which they’re used.

Over at the upcoming Spinning Textured Yarns, instructor Debbie Held @doodler01 will teach SOS spinners about spinning a variety of art yarn styles and have you coming away from the course with a new appreciation for these classic, textured yarns and their infinite potential. The yarns in this course are truly timeless and they’re presented in a skill-building, logical order that’s meant to inspire you in your own application. Visit the course page now to find the materials list to get your supplies ready for the lesson launch on June 7th!

#sosspinning #schoolofsweetgeorgia #spinningartyarn #spinning #texturedyarns #handspun #handwoven

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April has been BUSY and I noticed that my monthly FOs tend to reflect how busy my work schedule is. My #freshstartheadband is my only FO for this month so far and it makes sense, but it`s funny how spot on it is! 🙈 Do you notice this with your knits also?⁣

After finally finishing the Warm Neutrals pre-order I had a lot of other deadlines to meet. Finalising my advent colorways was a huge goal for me this month (which I finished! 🎉) along with some wholesale orders and getting the Wanderlust 2022 Favorites together (which are coming in May!). On top of that, my parents are visiting, there is school vacation, and we are taking a small trip to London. Luckily, I think I`ll redeem some knitting time while my parents are here and while we are on vacation, so it should balance a bit in the end! 😊⁣

Pattern: #freshstartheadband by whileberry.creative
Yarn: malabrigoyarn Washted in Piedras⁣

Pattern: #handspunboomerangshawl by grittyknits
Fiber: malabrigoyarn Nube

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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
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