Carding is the processing of brushing raw or washed fibers to prepare them as textiles. A large variety of fibers can be carded, anything from dog hair, to llama, to soy fiber to polyester. Cotton and wool are probably the most common fibers to be carded.
Carding is used to take non-aligned fibers and prepare them for spinning or to produce webs of fiber to go into non-woven products such as needle felting. Carding can also be used to create blends of different fibers or different colors.
In addition to spinning, weaving and felt making, carded fibers can be used in a variety of other projects. Many rug makers use unprocessed yarn and slivers of rovings look great when couched into embroidery designs or added to sewing projects as needle felted embellishments.
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