Ewe to Yarn Series

Once you have a clean fleece, what’s the next step? Best answer: It depends! What are the characteristics of the wool? What kind of yarn do you plan to spin, or what kind of project will you make?

Spinners have the advantage of designing yarns from the very beginning, and thoughtful fiber prep is the key to spinning the yarn you want!

Learn about some fiber prep options and how to use the tools that will produce the fiber format that works for you.

Open fleece with a picker or flicker, learn hand carding techniques, and find out how to comb safely and diz a worsted top.

Bring your own CLEAN wool or purchase fiber to process (based on availability). We will focus on preparing undyed fiber for spinning.

Masks optional.

This would also be a good introduction to the afternoon class on working with color!

Additional classes in the Ewe to Yarn series will cover various fiber prep and spinning techniques.

Class will be held on Saturday, June 11, 2022 from 10:00 am to noon.

Instructor: Sharon Barnes

Class fee $45.  Register online and submit $10 via PayPal to reserve your spot. Bring the remaining $35 (cash, check or PayPal) to class.

Materials to bring:

  • CLEAN wool or other animal fiber

Instructor will provide:

  • Tools and equipment
  • Wool (optional – for an additional fee, while supplies last)

The location for all classes is the Fiber Arts Center of Wichita at 751 George Washington Boulevard.
Enter through the double door off Morris St. (south side of building).

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