JC20 Sheep Breeds Walk-About Class (2nd Opportunity)
with Deb Robson
With Deb Robson, author of The Fleece and Fiber Sourcebook, as your guide, take a walking tour of the sheep barns at the Festival. Deb will highlight at least 10-12 breeds, will help you learn to identify them by pointing out physical characteristics, and will discuss the properties of their fiber. Saturday and Sunday classes will cover the same information, so register for just one class.
Participants bring: Notebook. There is a lot of walking and standing involved. Wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather.
About the instructor: Deb Robson was for many years the editor of Spin-Off Magazine and coordinated the Save the Sheep project and Handspun Treasures from Rare Wools. Recent projects include Handspinning Rare Wools (Interweave DVD, 2011), The Fleece and Fiber Sourcebook: More than 200 Fibers from Animal to Spun Yarn (Storey Publishing, May 2011), and Know Your Wool (free Craftsy online course, 2012). She has taught at Maryland Sheep and Wool 2012, Madrona 2012, SOAR 2011, Convergence 2012, and many other places in North America and the U.K.