Spinning Nordic Wools
Northern Europe is famous for its unique sheep breeds, such as Shetland, Icelandic, Gotland, and Pelssau. This diverse group has a wide range of natural colors and markings, and fleeces can be fine and uniform, long and silky, or a combination of the two with short downy fibers under long, glossy outer fibers in the same fleece. Kate will share some of the history of these interesting sheep and the wide range of traditional textiles created using their wool. Join us as we discuss selecting and preparing fleeces for spinning, trouble-shoot problem fibers, and explore yarn designs that highlight the special qualities of these fibers.
Class Time: Saturday, March 9th, 9am-12pm
Teacher: Kate Larson
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