Class description: Student will gather washed fleece, put on hand card and learn how to hand card. The student will also learn how to make worsted and woolen rolags in preparations for hand spinning. Then, the student will learn how to put fleece on a drum carder and card more fleece to make a ‘batt.’ Two hour class with a tour of the farm after class if desired
Cost: $35 includes materials
Date and Time: call Julie Wilson 828-779-0397
Materials fee: included
Number of hours: 2
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.