JC20 Sheep Breeds Walk-About (Saturday)
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 are encourged to bring: Notebook. Wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather.
About the instructor: Deb Robson has been studying fibers, with an emphasis on the varieties of wool for almost forty years. While other interests have come and gone, this one has only intensified. During her many years the editor of Spin-Off magazine she initiated and coordinated the Save the Sheep project and Handspun Treasure from Rare Wools. More recent projects include The Field Guide to Fleece (Storey 2013) Handspinning Rare Wools (Interweave DVD, 2011) and The Fleece and Fiber Sourcebook: More than 200 Fibers from Animal to Spun Yarn (Storey Publishing, May 2011). She taught at SOAR 2011, Maryland Sheep and Wool 2011-2013, Convergence 2012 and elsewhere in the U.S. and the U.K.