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Fleece to Skein - Wash, Process, and Spin From Fleece with Erin

Looking to level up your hand spinning skills? Want to learn the ins & outs of fiber processing? In this class we will begin with raw sheep fleece which we will wash, card, and spin for the full fleece-to-skein experience! Along the way we'll learn about different breeds of sheep and fleece types, different methods of fiber processing, and tips & tricks for spinning different styles of yarn!

This class is intended for the intermediate or advanced spinner. You should already own spinning equipment (spindle or spinning wheel) and be comfortable with spinning singles and plying.

***This class is available as a hybrid - you can attend in person or virtually via Zoom! If you would like to attend virtually please call the shop at 804-594-5849 once you sign up so we can get your shipping information (& collect our flat rate shipping fee) to send you your materials!***

Skills you will learn:

     How to properly wash & scour wool fleece
     Use hand cards to prepare rolags from washed fleece

     Spin woolen spun yarn from rolags using long draw drafting method

Materials you will need (beginning second class session):

     Spinning equipment you are familiar and comfortable with, spindle or spinning wheel (you can       bring to the shop)

     Hand carders (can be purchased from Dances With Wool)

Optional but helpful for the first class session:

     Dishwashing-style gloves

     Apron to help keep clothes dry

Materials covered by your materials fee:

     1/2 pound raw sheep fleece

     Unicorn Power Scour sample

     Equipment for fleece washing and drying

Skill Level: Intermediate
Skill Details: Intermediate/Advanced
Materials Included: Some materials included - see class description
Requirements: Own spinning equipment (spindle or spinning wheel) Be comfortable with spinning singles and plying
Instructor: Erin
Class cost includes $15 materials fee

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Included Materials



This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.
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