10/5/16 - Tick Tock Tick Tock.... Welcome New in 2016 Vendors!  Recent updates include: FiberFlame kids schedule, Cooking Demos (including a Chopped! star), and the Fiber Arts Demos, and equipment auction details.
NEW this year! 
Tractor Mac! will visit us with his be red tractor reading from his books to the kids. Also herding down from the Great White North is the CORPUS theater troupe to inspire our imaginations as sheep. Don’t forget, the official website is www.sheepandwool.com.
Sunday, October 16 • 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Tips, Tricks & Tidbits for Your Spinning Toolbox LIMITED

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Limited Capacity seats available

How do you make wise selections of fleece, fiber, preparations, and tools when you have not been introduced to them? How can you fully enjoy being a part of the larger fiber and spinning communities when you don’t understand the vocabulary, speak “spinning”, or have any hands-on experience? 

This is the class that gives you that knowledge base! Expose yourself to what comes before and after spinning: ·

  • Examine a raw fleece, sorting, cleaning, and processing it    
    Examine commercial and hand prepared fibers (primarily wool) and what kind of yarn they will yield
  • Examine commercial and hand prepared fibers (primarily wool) and what kind of yarn they will yield
  • Fiber tools: combs, cards, flickers, dizes, wpi and tpi tools, picker and drum carder
  • A tip to determine correct twist for plying (The most valuable thing I ever learned! and “Worth the price of the whole class!” - Sabette) and evaluating finished skeins for correct twist
Experience Level: all levels—non spinners welcome

Paula can be reached by emailing peashworth@cs.com with any questions.

This workshop is being held in a heated tent.

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Paula Ashworth

Owner, Lady Slipper Studio & Farm
I love going from the sheep’s back to my back! I keep a Shetland sheep flock that runs from 25-60 depending on the time of year on my 120 acre farm. I love every step of the fiber process from feeding and birthing the sheep, through fiber prep and completion of a project, and even... Read More →

Sunday October 16, 2016 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Bld D Tents

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