#101 Breeds Around the World by Nelly DeVault, Wed 9 am to 4 pm
#105 Nelly DeVault -- Breeds Around the World
Skill level: Intermediate.
Workshop Description: For the spinner who is considering processing his or her own fiber. For the animal lover who wants to know more about the many breeds of sheep. For the history buff who is intrigued about the ways the breeds have developed and how the fiber characteristics of each has influenced economy and culture. We will “travel” the world in an organized fashion, acquainting ourselves with long wools, fine wools, primitive/landrace fleece and the newer breeds. There will be something for everyone, and the chance to try your hand at spinning roving and top, as well as making your own!
Students should bring: A working wheel or drop spindle and any fiber prep tools they wish to use. I will have mine to share.
Material fee: $40 for fleece samples, expect to take home generous samples.
Class size: 12