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The Ashford Book of Carding - Jo Reeve

The Ashford Book of Carding - Jo Reeve


  • What is carding?
  • The tools
  • Fibre properties
  • Flick carding
  • Hand carding
  • Drum carding
  • Colour theory
  • Primary Secondary and Tertiary colours
  • Complementary colours
  • Analagous colours
  • Colour variations
  • Projects
  • Sampling

I really do like this book; as an instructional book it is comprehensive and it is also inspirational being full of colour and ideas for blending different fibres.

It covers flick carding, hand carding and drum carding, blending different fibre types and colours and lots about colour theory. Even a word at the end about sampling and plying.


I'm not usually a fan of the patterns included at the end of instructional books. However, the four patterns here are nice projects and well-chosen to put into practice some of the techniques learned earlier in the book.

Watch Shiela demostrate hand carding using hand carders
Shiela Dixon, 30 December 2009

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