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|Date:||Sunday, October 20, 2019|
|Time:||10:00 - 2:00|
Come and see what this interesting, uncommon fiber is all about! Learn where it comes from and why it was developed. I'll show you the best way to wash and prepare it for spinning, then we'll give it a spin! It's a very fine fiber, averaging well under 20 microns. There will be examples of raw fleece all the way to a finished item. You will get your own prepared fiber to spin, a bit of washed to do some sample preparing with and a bit of raw, all to take home. Come and experience this amazing luxury fiber for yourself!
Prerequisites: Intermediate skills - This class is best suited for intermediate to experienced spinners who are comfortable spinning fine singles.
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There is a $35 material fee included in the price of registration. It includes: Prepared fiber for spinning (including hand combed top), a sample of washed to do a little carding and combing with, a sample of raw fleece and an information handout. Sealable plastic bags for fiber.
Students must bring: Light and dark lap cloth. Properly functioning spinning wheel (double drive or scotch tension is best), including any maintenance items, 3 bobbins and a lazy kate OR lightweight spindles and what you need to make a two ply yarn. if you have hand cards, mini combs and a small niddy noddy, please bring them. I will have hand cards and combs to borrow if you don't have any or can't bring them.