Spinning Series: Exploring Fibers
The fiber from sheep, wool, is the most commonly used animal fiber. With over 200 breeds of sheep, each with its own fiber characteristics, it can be overwhelming when trying to choose the one you want to use. In this class we will work with fiber from 10-12 breeds, concentrating on breeds easily found in the upper Midwest. The qualities of each breed will be discussed and the importance of choosing the best fiber for the project in mind and the proper preparation for spinning it. There will also be time for spinning alpaca and other more exotic animal fibers. Each day of the Spinning Series is a stand-alone one day course that will expose students of any level to a particular set of skills related to spinning. However, students are highly encouraged to enroll in 2 or 3 days for the fullest possible introduction to this engaging craft.