From Fleece to Yarn: First Steps in Preparing Wool from Shetland Organic Fleeces
Date:
04 October, 2019
Cost:
£15.00
Time:
14.00 - 17.00
Location:
Vaila Fine Art, Commercial Street, Lerwick
Materials:
Included
Tutor:
ShetlandOrganics CIC
Transport:
N/A

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During this workshop participants will be introduced to raw Shetland organic fleeces and the characteristics that determine their suitability for combing or carding.

The course will also provide instruction on how to comb or card the raw fleece to make tops/rolags/slivers for spinning into yarns suitable for knitting and weaving.

Materials: Fleece/combs/carders/spindles/spinning wheel will be available.

Skills required: Beginner/intermediate knowledge of spinning required.