Spinning Wools of North America

About class

Many sheep breeds have either evolved or been developed in North America. This workshop is a spinning survey of some of these breeds. Breeds that have evolved or gradually modified from older breeds include: Navajo Churro, Gulf Coast, Hog Island, Santa Cruz, American Tunis. Other breeds resulting from specific breeding programs include: Columbia, Targhee, Polypay, CVM/Romeldale, Debouillet, California Red, Montadale. We will work with washed fleeces, rovings, and tops of many of these wools, covering fiber preparation techniques, different spinning techniques (short and long draw), and comparing the characteristics and uses of these different wools.

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Spinning Wools of North America



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Nov 15th, 2019 - Nov 16th, 2019

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All classes run 9am - 5pm unless otherwise indicated in the description above.

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Amy Tyler

Amy Tyler, Interlochen, Michigan Learn more