The whys & hows of preparing a raw fleece, with Melanie Perkins of Spindles & Flyers Spinning Guild. Learn different types of wool. Learn the difference between spinning a clean fleece vs spinning "in the grease" or "spinning in the dirt", and the difference between preparing different types of sheep's wool and alpaca. Learn teasing, picking, carding, & combing. We'll practice on Scottish Blackface & Olde English Babydoll, as well as alpaca. $30 for the single class, or $50 for the series (when taken with Cleaning a Raw Fleece from 10:30-12). Plus $10 materials fee (the same for the single or the series: $10 materials fee for the single class, $10 total materials fee if you take both the Cleaning & Carding class). Deposit required by Nov 31 for registration.
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