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17175 Bodega Hwy #4
Bodega, CA, 94923
United States

hand ∙ made is a collaborative space for arts & natural materials.  hand ∙ made strives to support the diverse interests of artists, agriculturalists, teachers, innovators, and naturalists.  The studio serves as a space for teaching, learning, community gatherings, and is the outlet for Full Circle Wool.  We are located in West Sonoma County, California.

Raw to Ready: Carding, Picking, & Preparing Fleece to Spin or Felt

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Raw to Ready: Carding, Picking, & Preparing Fleece to Spin or Felt

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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