JC24 Slash the Stash with Harriet Boon

There is a limit to the number of baskets of beautiful skeins we can have, not to mention the boxes of fiber under the bed. How can we gain control on some of the stash to make room for more? We will focus on organizing techniques, finishing methods and sharing our own approaches to organizing. Students will learn a 7 step guide to stash control and hands-on techniques to gain some direction to their fiber collections. Proficiency Level: All spinners and knitters who have lost control of their stash. Bring to Class: Spinners: Spindle or spinning wheel and all its parts. Extra bobbins. Hand cards or combs and lazy kate if you have them. Odd bits of fiber (optional). Knitters: A range of knitting needles that you like to work with. Everyone: Good humor concerning your stash!

Class fee: $50.
Materials fee: None.

This class is being held in the Schoolhouse at the Howard County Farm Heritage Museum. This location is NOT at the Fairgrounds. It is directly across the street from the fairgrounds and the rooms for the classes are about a mile back from the street. Plan on driving all the way back to the classroom location. There will be signs directing you. Please plan accordingly for rooms without electricity. There are restrooms with hot and cold water within a reasonable distance from the classrooms. You may want to dress warmly if it is a cold day as the buildings do not have heat. Please leave enough time to get to this location so you can get to class on time and not disturb classes in progress. 

Harriet Boon is a spinner, dyer, weaver, wool judge and retired shepherd. In 1976 she earned a master spinner certification and continues as an instructor with the Ontario Handweavers and Spinners certification programs. She has been involved with fibers and natural dyes, learning from travels in Europe and Asia, returning to share, and teaching workshops in Canada and the United States.

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Another Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival has come and gone, and we could not have done without all of you – Festival goers, volunteers, Festival Committee members, shepherds, and participants in so many activities, competitions and demonstrations! It is amazing to see this come together with all categories of participants contributing to its success. We tried some new things this year, and had a little bad weather to deal with, and we appreciate everyone’s understanding, support, and good cheer. Thanks to everyone for participating in our 44th celebration of all things sheep & wool! We are already thinking about how to do even better next year!

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