Class description: Student will take yarn and learn to cast on (put beginning stitches on the knitting needle) and begin to knit. Student will knit a simple headband using the ‘knit’ stitch. Student will also have access to walk around the farm to enjoy the bucolic scenery and animals. Unlimited photos allowed
Cost: $30 materials included
Date and Time: call Julie Wilson 828-779-0397
Number of hours: 2
Experience: Julie Wilson has been spinning fiber into yarn since 1990, teaching at NYSW 2010-2016, Teaching at SAFF since 1993, teaching at Haywood Community College since 2012, Carolina Fiber Festival and Blue Ridge Fiber Fair.
Julie and her family own a farm in Fines Creek, NC. In 1990, two sheep came to the Wilson family. Since then, Jehovah Raah Farm (FB), has grown to raise Shetland sheep, Alpacas, Llamas, Angora Goats, Rabbits, and Scottish Highland Cattle. They have a cottage on the farm, called ‘The Shepherd’s Croft, available for folks to experience ‘real’ farm life. Julie has been spinning since 1990 and has retired from 30 years of teaching high school Special Education. She has taught Beginning Spinning at SAFF and she has been with NYSW since 2010. Julie will drop everything and meet anyone anywhere to teach them to spin! Julie is a Lendrum Spinning Wheel dealer.