Fleece Evaluation & Prep


6/11 – Fleece Evaluation & Prep. for Fiber Artists


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June 11, 10am-2pm, 8 person capacity, OFF-SITE workshop (address upon registration)

Students will learn how to evaluate a fleece for their particular use. We will skirt and sort a fleece to get hands-on experience. The first half of the class will focus on what to look for in various sheep breeds, as well as proper skirting (sorting) of the fleece. The second half of the class will be washing a fleece from start to finish for home preparation. We will share our extensive knowledge of proper techniques and what to look for in a clean fleece. Students will get hands-on experience; suitable for beginners interested in the fiber arts or for fiber producers interested in learning to process their own fleeces. Chairs are provided but there will be a lot of standing and moving around.

Jessica Schwab and Anna Kalahan-Hosick are life-long fiber lovers and together they run Skagit Woolen Works in Mount Vernon, WA. They share a passion for natural, locally sourced fibers and have years of experience in all sorts of fiber crafts, including knitting, spinning, weaving, and felting. Their business provides processing for local fiber producers and an array of locally sourced woolen goods.

Weight 1.0000 lbs

Shipping Information

The Nursery at Cloud Mountain Farm Center is primarily a nursery for local and regional walk-in customers. We do have a limited shipping season for out of the area customers.

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