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The entries are in alphabetical order by magazine name and then in chronological sequence.
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xx   WOOL

How to construct a carding box.
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #40 Fall 1979 (v.10#4) pg. 24

Tips on shopping for a drum carder and complete instructions on its use.
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #60 Fall 1984 (v.15#4) pg. 71

A guide to fiber preparation tools and products for wool spinners. Covers hand cards, drumcarder, flicker, pet rake and long-tined wool combs.
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #99 Summer 1994 (v.25#3) pg. 54

Circles of color. How to achieve twelve or more gradations of color by blending fiber dyed in the three primary colors. Emphasis is on weighing and carding the fibers.
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #102 Spring 1995 (v.26#2) pg. 35

A comparison of hand and drum carders. Covers suggestions for using drum carders, carding to blend fibers and colors, and guidelines on what carding equipment a spinner needs.
SPIN-OFF 1979 (v.3) pg. 40

Five different ways to card and spin rainbow batts.
SPIN-OFF Spring 1985 (v.9#1) pg. 19

Exotic fiber blends. How use a drum carder to blend a specific fiber combination.
SPIN-OFF Winter 1985 (v.9#4) pg. 43

How to demonstrate carding wool and spinning with a handspindle (drop spindle). Includes tips on making a workable handspindle from 3 sticks.
SPIN-OFF Spring 1986 (v.10#1) pg. 10, 11

Tip on how to motorize a drum carder.
SPIN-OFF Spring 1987 (v.11#1) pg. 48

Woolcombing in the peasant way. How to use paddle combs. Covers selecting, preparing and mounting fibers, the combing process and spinning from fibers held in the comb.
SPIN-OFF Spring 1988 (v.12#1) pg. 42

Tip: Recipe for "combing milk" that can be sprayed on roving or carded batts so wool is easier to comb.
SPIN-OFF Summer 1988 (v.12#2) pg. 6

How to operate a wool picker safely and effectively. Includes pattern for a waist-length protective leather bib. Describes using a picker to blend fibers or colors before carding.
SPIN-OFF Summer 1989 (v.13#2) pg. 37

How to make multicolored batts on a drum carder so the colors are not blended too much. Also explains the process of making roving from a stack of batts.
SPIN-OFF Winter 1990 (v.14#4) pg. 46

Blending fibers with a picker. Includes suggestions for blending specialty fibers (including human and animal hair and vegetable fibers) with wool.
SPIN-OFF Winter 1990 (v.14#4) pg. 72

Denim cover, with a handle, can be snapped around a pair of hand cards to make them easy to carry and store.
SPIN-OFF Spring 1991 (v.15#1) pg. 20

Wool combs and combing. A round-table discussion on the hows and whys of combing.
SPIN-OFF Summer 1991 (v.15#2) pg. 50
Correction SPIN-OFF Fall 1991 (v.15#3) pg. 6

Drum carders, an assessment. A description of testing methods and general comments on specific carders (Ashford, Clemes and Clemes, Ertoel, Fricke, Patrick Green, Louet and Mark V).
SPIN-OFF Summer 1991 (v.15#2) pg. 80
Added Info SPIN-OFF Winter 1991 (v.15#4) pg. 100

Viking wool combs. How to use this primitive tool in modern handspinning.
SPIN-OFF Spring 1992 (v.16#1) pg. 44

Mini-combs and how to use them to comb fiber into roving.
SPIN-OFF Spring 1993 (v.17#1) pg. 72

Hand carding simplified.
SPIN-OFF Summer 1993 (v.17#2) pg. 94

A close look at hand carders. How to find a comfortable choice for every occasion.
SPIN-OFF Summer 1993 (v.17#2) pg. 100
Correction SPIN-OFF Winter 1993 (v.17#4) pg. 3

A carding workshop. How to explore the tools and techniques of fiber carding.
SPIN-OFF Summer 1993 (v.17#2) pg. 108

Worsted yarns the classic way. Wool combing techniques explained. How to prepare your own top. Includes a comparative guide to wool combs and how to wash wool for combing.
SPIN-OFF Fall 1993 (v.17#3) pg. 99

Drum carding of fine fleeces. Describes a method for washing locks, flicking and carding to produce smooth, semi-worsted batts.
SPIN-OFF Spring 1994 (v.18#1) pg. 82

Three methods for blending silk scrap with a primary fiber such as wool to produce tweed yarns. Stitch pattern furnished for a polo sweater knitted from tweed yarn.
SPIN-OFF Summer 1994 (v.18#2) pg. 54

Conditioning hand cards. Covers right and left orientation, deburring, breaking them in and rolag conditioning.
SPIN-OFF Summer 1994 (v.18#2) pg. 112

Carding cotton. Covers conditioning cotton cards, preparing cotton lint, donning the lint, carding, making a rolag and a puni.
SPIN-OFF Summer 1994 (v.18#2) pg. 116

Using a drum carder. Part 1. The basics. The first and second rounds, doffing, between-rounds fiber preparation, removing junk fiber from the licker-in (feeder drum), cleaning a drum carder and spinning from a batt.
SPIN-OFF Winter 1994 (v.18#4) pg. 62

Rolags galore. How to make rolags from drum-carded batts.
SPIN-OFF Spring 1995 (v.19#1) pg. 36

Using a drum carder. Part 2. Blending.
SPIN-OFF Summer 1995 (v.19#2) pg. 36

Blending natural-colored fibers. Factors to consider about the fibers. A description of blending during preparation, while spinning or by plying.
SPIN-OFF Winter 1995 (v.19#4) pg. 67

Improving a drum carder. A modification that makes doffing easier.
SPIN-OFF Summer 1996 (v.20#2) pg. 99

Developing color skills in fiber blending and spinning.
SPIN-OFF Fall 1997 (v.21#3) pg. 64

Color in spinning. The basics of drum carding and blending colors. How to achieve special color effects and stripes.
SPIN-OFF Spring 1998 (v.22#1) pg. 64

Essentials. Basic ideas, tools and terms for handspinners. How to prepare the wool for spinning.
SPIN-OFF Spring 1999 (v.23#1) pg. 15

Basic principles of hand carding.
SPIN-OFF Spring 1999 (v.23#1) pg. 69

Combing wool and the matter of waste. How to examine waste fibers to identify problems such as tangled fibers, weak wool and felting. Suggestions on what to do with combing waste.
SPIN-OFF Winter 1999 (v.23#4) pg. 26

On the cards. How to make a simple drum-carder for use with wool. Features an adjustment to control the space between the two rollers.
WOODWORKER Jun 1989 (v.93#6) pg. 555