Many sheep breeds have either evolved or been developed in North America. This workshop is a spinning survey of some of these breeds. Breeds that have evolved or gradually modified from older breeds include Navajo Churro, Gulf Coast, Hog Island, and American Tunis. Other breeds resulting from specific breeding programs include Columbia, Targhee, Polypay, CVM/Romeldale, California Red, and Montadale. We will work with washed fleeces, rovings, and tops of many of these wools, covering fiber preparation techniques and comparing the characteristics and uses of these different wools.
Class Limit: 15 Class Level: Intermediate
Participants Should Bring: a spinning wheel in good working order, 3 bobbins, lazy kate, hand cards (if you have them), hand combs (if you have them), flick carder (if you have one).
Material Fee: $25.00 samples for examination, fibers for spinning, notebook with handouts, sundry supplies.