The Dutchess County Fairgrounds
6550 Spring Brook Ave.
Rhinebeck, NY 12572

NYS Sheep & Wool Festival - Workshop Registration

Fiber Basics

Sunday, October 19, 2014

9:00 - 10:30

Instructor: Abby Franquemont

Class Fee: $55.00

Material Fee: $0.00

Maximum Class Size: 22

15 Seats Available

About Seat Availability: The availability shown above does NOT A GUARANTEE that an actual seat is available to be purchased. Each registration will be verified after your purchase and if an over sale of seats occurs you will be notified and the price of the over sold seat will be refunded in it's entirety.

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What's wool, what's silk, what's cotton, and why does it matter? What's a protein fiber? How about a bast fiber? Is alpaca really hard to spin? Or was that cotton? What fibers are advanced and what's good for a beginner?What fibers are environmentally friendly? What's a natural fiber and what's a synthetic? Where do these things come from? What are they good for? Get an overview of the properties of a various types of fibers, and how to work with them. Beginner and beyond.   

Materials Information

Bring to Class:  Spinning wheel in good working order or a spindle you like.  

Workshop Instructor

Abby Franquemont, author of Respect The Spindle, is steeped in the fiber arts since birth. The daughter of field anthropologists studying textile more