Most people think of yarn as the raw material for a knitting, crochet, weaving or needlework project, but it’s really a finished product!
We invite you to consider our 2022 Ewe to Yarn series of classes that starts at the beginning. Well, actually, the VERY beginning is at lambing time, but we’re going to skip over the critical animal husbandry part of the equation and start with the shorn fleece.
Four experienced instructors will take you through the entire process, starting with skirting and washing a fleece and dyeing the wool, through fiber preparation options to learning to use a spinning wheel and honing your skills with some different spinning techniques. These sessions will give even total beginners the experience and confidence to continue on their own, with a solid grounding in the basics plus some extra knowledge and hands-on experience!
Attend all classes in the series, or pick and choose whichever ones interest you. Materials and equipment are provided in most sessions, but check the details on each page for items you might need to bring. No special preparation is necessary, and you may even be able to borrow a spinning wheel if you don’t have one of your own!
Pre-registration is required; see each page for specific information.
- Skirting & Scouring Fleece – Sharon Barnes, Saturday, May 21 (morning)
- Fleece Dyeing – Paula Smith & Ernie Kind, Saturday, May 21 (afternoon)
- First Steps in Fiber Prep – Sharon Barnes, Saturday, June 11 (morning)
- Fiber Prep: Playing With Color – Sharon Barnes, Saturday, June 11 (afternoon)
- Beginning Wheel Spinning – Pat Doherty, Saturdays, July 9, 16 & 23 (11 am – 4 pm)
What better way to expand your experience than by learning a fulfilling and creative new (and ancient) skill?