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by Megan Morris
Introduction to Woolwork
Learn the basics of working with wool, starting with raw fleece and ending with finished yarn!
- Hannah's house, Dinwiddie, VA
Get a group together and book a class! The class fee includes tuition and nearly all tools and materials. The one exception is a drop spindle! You'll want one to practice with at home. You may buy one from me for $10 or purchase your own. You can find the link to purchase the drop spindle here: https://www.fairytalefiberworks.com/product-page/drop-spindle. Class 1: Wool basics Types of fiber Analyzing staple length, crimp, and curl Deciding how to process a fleece Preparing to wash a fleece Types of scouring agents Washing the fleece Class 2: Carding, combing, and dyeing Worsted vs. woolen prep Combing vs. carding Dyeing wool Spinning on a drop spindle—introduction Class 3: Spinning on a drop spindle, continued Unique combinations of fiber: hackles and blending boards Using a lazy kate Plying Class 4: Spinning wheels and e-spinners Class 5: More practice with spinning wheels, e-spinners, plying, and setting the twist; introduction to different types of yarn.
Chesterfield VA United States