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Tuesday, November 15, 2022
10am-12pm
In-Person Workshop

This is a beginners workshop that will teach you the basic skills needed for preparing fibers for spinning yarn. Local fiber artist Betsey Leslie will teach you how to work with wool, Angora and Alpaca. Learn to card and blend on hand carders and a drum carder. These skills will give you a chance to create dye lots and add colors to create variegated yarns that are not available at yarn stores. Learn to identify different wools by breed and crimp (curls). Every breed of sheep has a unique curl and properties to their fleece. A fun informative class on fiber, color and texture.

Consider spending the full day at Shaker Village and use your fiber to make your own yarn skein in the afternoon Fiber Spinning workshop!

You will be using Shaker wool that was shorn from the flock in the Spring.  Optional: bring your own material to blend in or use Betsey’s.

Class size: 4

Did you know that current members of The Friends of the Shakers receive $5 off each workshop? Sign up or renew today for your discount!

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Register - Fiber Prep Workshop
$ 65.00
4 available
Friends of the Shakers Discount- Fiber Prep Workshop
for current FOS members or add a new membership to your cart
$ 60.00
4 available

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