April 27, Thursday – PM Half Day Class
See what Icelandic fiber has to offer in this fun and informative class with Icelandic resident, Maja. Instead of adding texture to your yarn, Maja will show you how to maintain the texture of the Icelandic fleece in singles yarns. You will be working with different quality raw Icelandic fleeces and spinning without preparation (or minimal preparation), straight from the fleece – adjusting your spinning style to the raw material and the desired outcome and project. Be inspired by the raw fleece and the image of the courageous Icelandic highland sheep. You’ll receive some background information on the reality of sheep farming in Iceland, the thel and tog, and last but not least work with hand picked high quality Icelandic fleeces.
Materials fee $25
• Spinning wheel in good working order (there will be a lot of stop and go spinning, electric might not work well)
• A large orifice and /or art yarn set up if possible, hooks on your flyer might be troublesome when lock spinning but will work for less textured versions.