xx-Sold Out-xx SP08 Fleece in Your Hands with Judith MacKenzie
Wednesday, April 29 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Turf Valley – Belmont Room
The Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival is well known for having a truly wonderful fleece show. And fleeces, being pretty well irresistible, have a way, just like puppies, of following you home. In this class, we’ll talk about how to buy a fleece—what to look for and what to look out for—and what to do with it when you get home. We’ll talk about storing your fleeces safely and how to deal with insects and mice. We’ll look at the pros and cons of different methods of washing. We’ll look at the different methods of spinning and how to bring out your fleeces’ best characteristics. Skill level: Advanced beginner, intermediate and expert. Maximum number of students: 15. Students should bring: Working spinning wheel and all of its parts, even the ones you’ve never used. Extra bobbins, niddy noddy, lazy kate, measuring tape, scissors and handcards. Knitting needles in a range that you like to knit with.
Class Code: SP08 Class Fee: $55. Materials Fee: $10.