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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: How to Process a Raw Fleece for Spinning or Felting

Classes & Workshops

Raw to Ready: How to Process a Raw Fleece for Spinning or Felting

Learn the whys & hows of preparing a raw fleece to spin or felt in this 2 part class with Melanie Perkins of Spindles & Flyers Spinning Guild.  Take both parts or just one.

Part 1: 10:30am-12: WASHING

Learn skirting on a skirting table.  Learn different types of wool.  Learn the difference between washing different types of sheep's wool and alpaca or mohair.  We'll practice on Scottish Blackface & Olde English Babydoll, as well as alpaca.  We'll also talk about suint washing and storage.  $30 for the single class, or $50 for the series (when taken with Carding & Picking, from 12:30-2).  Plus $15 materials fee (which is the same for either the single or both classes: $15 materials fee for the single class, $15 total materials fee if you take both the Washing & Carding classes). Deposit required by Feb 1 for registration.

Part 2: 12:30-2pm: CARDING

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 $15 materials fee (which is the same for either the single or both classes: $15 materials fee for the single class, $15 total materials fee if you take both the Washing & Carding classes). Deposit required by Feb 1 for registration.

To register or for questions, please email us at info@hand-made-studio.org