Explore fascinating fiber fusion as this four-part series delves into the fleece to yarn process. Students will experience the transformative stages from evaluating and selecting materials to processing, washing, and carding raw wool in preparation for spinning. In this class workshop instructor and owner of Aker Fiber Farm, Patty Williams, will demonstrate the difference between roving for fluffy consistency and combed top, for a sleek and uniform result. Students will also learn how to spin worsted-style ply which produces a bulky weight yarn that is great for knitting.
No prior experience is necessary to take this class. Registration required in advance. Students are welcome to bring fleeces, spinning wheels, drop spindles, and carders. Equipment and materials are available for use.
About Patty Williams:
Patty Williams is the owner of Aker Fiber Farm in Enfield Center, NH. Knitter, spinner, dyer, designer, and instructor, Patty grew up in all things fiber. She truly lives the farm to fiber lifestyle, and has had her own farm for ten years. She has been in fiber arts for over 30. She has taught fiber arts to folks of all ages for over 20 years up and down the east coast. Patty enjoys introducing new skills to students and helping them overcome fiber fears.
Cancellation Policy: There are often waitlists for our workshops, so please let us know in advance if you are unable to attend. Refunds are available up to 7 days before the class is held. There are no refunds within 7 days.