Take your project from fleece to finished object!*
Join guild member Leigh Hanna and together work start to finish, learning how to create fabric from raw fiber.
*This class is intended for comfortable spinners. Beginners are welcome but spinning instruction is not included in this class.
-At home: Knit, crochet, weave, or method of choice to complete your project
-At the Guild House: Showcase Soiree date TBD!
Please bring with you:
–Fleece – students provide their own fleece. We will use the first class to go over project and fleece selection and planning. MD Sheep & Wool Festival is the weekend between the first and second class and a great place to find a wide variety of fleece from raw to prepared. I will send a list of resources prior to the first class in case folks want to get started earlier or won’t be going to the festival. You can also sign up for Evaluating and Scouring Fleece with a Shearer and Spinner on April 18 at the guild!
-Mesh laundry bags for washing fleece. A link to examples will be provided prior to class.
-Fleece preparation tools – please bring your fleece prep tools of choice (carders, flickers, drum carder, combs, hackles…). The Guild has several tools on hand but if you own tools, please bring them with you so those without may use the Guild tools.
-Spinning tools – please bring your spinning tools of choice (wheels, spindles, eSpinners…). The Guild has several spinning tools on hand but if you own the tools you would like to use for this class, please bring them with you so those without may use the Guild tools.
Project and tool needs will be assessed in the first class as well as when to bring your tools to class.
All classes are from 6 PM to 9 PM.
Cost for members = $250, Cost for non-members = $300
-Session 1, April 30th: Project and fleece selection and planning
-Session 2, May 7th Fleece processing (scouring)
-Session 3, May 14th: Fleece processing (carding, blending, dying (dye at home) )
-Session 4, May 28th: Spinning and finishing yarn for your project