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
The Touch, The Feel of … Other Fibers LIMITED

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Limited Capacity seats available

So now you know how to spin wool, you want to explore different breeds of sheep, (Merino, Cotswald, Jacob, Liecester Longwool, Teeswater, to name a few),  feel and spin Huacaya Alpaca, how does Suri Alpaca spin? What does it look/feel like to spin in the grease, washed or carded? How long of a staple does silk have, do I buy a brick of silk, a hankie, or a cap of silk? How long is the staple of cotton? How soft is Angora Rabbit anyway? Does it need a lot of twist? What is ‘Blooming’? How do I ‘spin on the fold’ with cotton?  How do I spin the mohair to make that gorgeous novelty, curly yarn? Can I spin dog hair?  

You won’t have to search the internet for all different animal breeders/ or walk around the festival finding different animals, You will only have to take Julie’s class at NYSW! You will have over 20 different samples, (Julie is constantly adding fiber samples for you to explore), Each ‘take home’ box will have labeled baggies of fiber samples along with pen and index card for you to write down notes and observations. 

Lendrum Spinning Wheels will be provided for you to use or you may bring your own wheel. This is an explorative class of different fibers that will enable you to further research the fibers of your choice later in your spinning career!
Experience: Know how to spin beginning intermediate. Students who have taken the beginning spinning in the AM have done fine in the fiber exploration class. Students should be able to keep a rhythm going while spinning.

Julie can be reached at psalm23jw@bellsouth.net for any questions.


Julie Wilson

Julie Wilson and her family own a farm in Fines Creek, North Carolina. In 1990, two sheep came to the Wilson family. Since then, Jehovah Raah Farm (like us on Facebook) has grown to Shetland sheep, Alpacas, Llamas, Angora goats, Angora Rabbits, and Scottish Highland Cattle. Julie... Read More →

Sunday October 16, 2016 1:30pm - 4:30pm
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