Wichita Weavers, Spinners & Dyers Guild + Kansas Sheep Council = Education & Promotion!
We are proud to announce that the Kansas Sheep Council has selected the Guild as recipient of a grant to fund educational activities to promote wool!
There are two parts to the grant activities:
- Equipment purchase of one spinning wheel and two rigid heddle looms to support our long-term goal of teaching spinning and weaving skills, and
- Funding a breed study, using fleece from 10 different breeds of sheep raised by Kansas producers.
The breed study will be limited to 10 participants, who will receive wool from each fleece to process, spin and produce a sample. They will meet regularly via Zoom to relate their experiences and observations about each type of wool.
Watch our Facebook group for photos and comments through the duration of the study (July – early September)!
Yarn samples and swatches will be collected to create a display for the Guild and one for the Kansas Sheep Council, so others can see, feel and learn from the work of the participants.
And here are pictures of a few of the actual fleece growers!