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Longwool Love ~ Kate Larson

  • 03/17/2018
  • 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Mendota 6 - 1st floor
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Description: Longwool breeds of sheep produce lustrous locks that range from the bold, full curls of the Lincoln to the fine, corkscrew locks of the Bluefaced Leicester. We can prepare and spin these fibers in different ways to create yarns that are smooth and lustrous or wrapped in airy halos, and we can also incorporate undisturbed curls that look like the fleece itself. Kate, a longwool shepherd, will discuss the history of these breeds and the types of fleece characteristics to look for, as well as what to avoid. Delve into longwools with a range of fleece samples to try, as well as dyed locks, carded rovings, and combed tops.

Skill Level: Ability to spin and ply a basic yarn

Homework: None

Tools Needed: Several spindles or working wheel, extra bobbins, and lazy kate. You will need handcards for this class—some will be available to borrow.

Materials Fee: $10


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