*Sorry everyone! These classes had to be canceled. We’ll try and set up some more classes again soon!*
It’s time for some more wool classes! Below is all of the information about the classes. Please read about the classes before choosing just one! For more information please give us a call at the number below or an email at email@example.com
Hope to see “Ewe” there!
Everything Ewe Ever Wanted to Know About Sheep and Their Wool
High Fiber Dye It Class Series
Time, Date: 6:30-8:30 pm
Mondays: Feb. 20,27 & March 5th,12
Location: 940 E. Rose Lane, Phoenix
Telephone: (623) 341-0869
You may participate in one or all. Sign up at the class or via Pay Pal.
The Navajo Churro Sheep: In this class students will be introduced to the Navajo Churro Sheep and the rearing and shearing process. Students will begin with a sheep fleece to process for this project. Materials provided are fleece and special soap.
- Short film about the Navajo Churro.
- Hands-on processing of wool.
- Homework; take a bag of fleece home for processing.
Carding and spinning 101:In this class students will learn basic carding and spinning techniques and will learn to spin using drop and Navajo spindles. Each student will chose a spindle for home use at the end of the class. Materials provided include fleece and a spindle.
- Homework will be for each student to card their fleece and spin one large skein of yarn.
High Fiber Dye-It: Students in this class will learn to dye the yarn they have previously spun; learn basic techniques for using natural dyes; and how to gathering and preparing plants for dying. Students will receive written instructions and a list of suggested reading; list of resources; andassorted dyes, gloves, and the use of pots, pans, etc. Students will:
- Preparing yarn for dye.
- What dye materials work best and why.
- Hands on dying.
Putting It All Together: In this final class of the series, students will use the yarn they have previously spun to make a potholder or scarf using knitting, crocheting, or weaving basics. Crochet needles, knitting needles, and basic box loom will be provided along with instructions for completion of this simple project.
- Hands on instruction for project of student’s choice.