Sunday Lecture: The Vanishing Fleece with Clara Parkes
Clara will share with us the story behind her popular book Vanishing Fleece. We will hear about the journey of her bale of wool from shearing to product. Learn how fleece is produced, baled, shipped, and turned into yarn as she presents a behind-the-scenes look at the process.
Class Fee: $5, payable at the door on a first-come, first-served basis.
Clara Parkes is a New York Times-bestselling author, speaker, and wool advocate who has dedicated her life to exploring the stories behind, and qualities of, the fibers we wear on our bodies–and taking readers along for the journey. Her most recent book, Vanishing Fleece: Adventures in American Wool, is a fast-paced account of the year she spent transforming a 676-pound bale of wool into yarn, and the people and vanishing industry she discovered along the way. She currently runs The Wool Channel.