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56 Wall Street
Madison, CT 06443


Welcome to Madison Wool!  We are a fiber lover’s paradise, with fine yarns for hand knitting plus one of a kind, handspun art yarns that you cannot find anywhere else! 

Carding Classes

CARDING INSPIRING COLORWAYS.  with Ashley Martineau of How to Spin Yarn.  Saturday, August 20, 2016.  10 AM-4 PM.  $75.00 (fiber included).  $25.00 deposit holds your space.  Call to register at 203-245-5921 or email  

Bring: Spinning Wheel, Fiber Prep Equipment (Carder, Hand Cards), Extra Bobbins, Fiber to play with. 

We will begin with CARDING: Landscapes - preparing fiber inspired by a landscape. Choose a landscape card during the class, and learn how to turn it into a breathtaking colorway using multiple techniques on a drum carder. Learn different methods of spinning art batts to keep the landscape cohesive as a yarn, and not have the colors get lost or muddied during the spinning process. 

Lunch break around 12:30. 

In the afternoon we will play with CARDING Moods - where we will blend fiber based on how we feel or experience life in color. Choose a mood during this class and card it into a colorway, then tell the class what inspired you. Our final carding lesson will be carding a mood at random. Then we will learn more techniques for preparing these batts to spin into yarns. 

Buckets of fiber will be provided. 

About Ashley Martineau:   Ashley is the author of “Spinning and Dyeing Yarn” (Barrons, 2013), and a partner at Spinolution Wheels.  She is a mom, teacher, writer, photographer, and videographer.  Plus a great spinner too!  She lives in Massachusetts and teaches as often as she can at MadWool. 




Previews of her new video series below:

CARDING Landscapes Series

CARDING Moods Series (link coming soon)

CARDING Beachcomber Landscape Batt

CARDING Anticipation Mood Batt:




All class materials are to be purchased from Madison Wool. Unless specified, class fee does not include pattern or materials. To register for classes, call the shop at 203-245-5921 with your information and deposit (credit card).  We will accept mailed checks as well. Many classes from visiting teachers require you to register directly with them.  Please call or email us with any questions. If we cancel class for any reason (usually only due to weather or teacher illness), you get store credit or you may take rescheduled class. Class deposit/fee non refundable five days prior to class; cancellations prior to this get store credit less deposit. We take extenuating circumstances into consideration, so please let us know as soon as possible if you cannot attend a class.