Half Day Class
Saturday, April 18th
The word Merino has nearly become synonymous for wool to people outside the fiber arts. Those of us in the craft know there are many different breeds and each has their own unique characteristics, but just how different are they? In this class, students will card a wide-ranging selection of the most common breeds that fiber artists work with and discover the variety of ways that each can be prepared. Students who have only spun from braids or other processed fiber will find this to be an eye-opening introduction to the diverse breeds – including Merino, Romney, and Corriedale – that are commonly available. All carding and blending will be done on our Elite Series Drum Carders with each student using their own electric carder. All materials, carders, and tools will be provided by the instructors.
Materials Fee: $30 – covers use of a carder, all fiber carded during class, and batt lifter refills for storing carded batts.
Level: An attitude for learning. All materials and equipment will be provided by the instructors.