About the Course
Selecting fleeces for hand spinning and yarn design: Practical, hands-on demonstration of different types and qualities of fleece with open discussion about options, opportunities, problems and solutions
A brief outline of choosing fleece for purpose, including:
General characteristics of different fleece types available
Marrying of fleece types to project requirements
Summary for beginners on how to choose appropriate fleeces for their specific projects
The Tutor will provide fleece for discussion, but please feel free to bring samples of fleece which interest you. They may be any breed, preferably greasy or scoured.
Sue is Managing Director of The Natural Fibre Company and Blacker Yarns and also has her own small flock of Gotland and coloured Blue-faced Leicester sheep. The Natural Fibre Company processes a very wide range of fleece and fibre from flocks and customers across Europe into knitting and weaving yarns and Blacker Yarns is their branded knitting yarn retailer of British breeds’ yarns and blends. Sue’s book, Pure Wool, describes individual sheep breeds, their fleeces and the resulting yarns together with patterns and appropriate designs for the style of yarn resulting from each type of wool.
A Festival of Welsh Wool & Natural Fibres 27th-28th April 2019
Join us at the Royal Welsh Showground in Builth Wells for the 13th Annual Wonderwool Wales Festival. It's your chance to enjoy a fantastic range of Welsh and British artisan products and an opportunity to meet the wonderful people who made them. A great family day out with hands-on woolschool workshops and events showcasing the best in Welsh and British wool and natural fibres.
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