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Spinning Nordic Wools Workshop 
by Kate Larson 

Nordic-WoolsSaturday, September 30, 2017  
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Instructor:  Kate Larson

Skill Level: Ability to spin and ply a basic yarn. 

Workshop Fee:  $50.00 ($46.00 Members)

Supply fee: $10. Handouts and a variety of wools. Paid to teacher at time of class.

Class Size:  Maximum 15

Location: Founder's Hall


Northern Europe is famous for its unique sheep breeds, such as Shetland, Icelandic, Gotland, and Pelssau. This diverse group has a wide range of natural colors and markings, and fleeces can be fine and uniform, long and silky, or a combination of the two with short downy fibers under long, glossy outer fibers in the same fleece. Kate will share some of the history of these interesting sheep and the wide range of traditional textiles created using their wool. Join us as we discuss selecting and preparing fleeces for spinning, trouble-shoot problem fibers, and explore yarn designs that highlight the special qualities of these fibers. 

Participant to bring:
A spindle or working wheel, extra bobbins, and lazy kate. You will need handcards for this class—some will be available to borrow. Optional: lace flyer if you have one. 


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