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

NYS Sheep & Wool Festival - Workshop Registration

Wild Fiber - Getting Creative with Your Fiber Prep

Thursday, October 16, 2014

9:00 4:00

Instructor: Esther Rodgers

Class Fee: $212.00

Material Fee: $0.00

Maximum Class Size: 16

9 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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This class is all about preparing fiber in a creative out of the box way. We’ll card batts, and rolags with drum carders and blending boards. We’ll comb fiber with hand combs and hackles, and diz off top (sometimes called roving, but it’s not and we’ll talk about why!!) We’ll look at layering and color blending. We'll talk about the function of different tools, while still maintaining the well-being of the machine.  Extra cool tips will be shared like how to card rolags on a drum carder, and how to diz roving off blending boards and drum carders. We’ll figure out how to prepare fibers to produce specific kinds of yarns, as well as layering texture.. Students should bring any fibers they’d like to card or comb.  Multiple types of drum carders, blending boards, hand combs and an art roving hackles will be provided for students to use.

No particular skills are needed if student just wants to learn fiber prep,  however spinning or felting knowledge is encouraged.

Included materials are assorted fiber for students to use.   Students should bring any fibers they’d like to card and are encouraged to bring any fiber prep tools they own. 

Materials Information

Bring to Class:  Students should bring any fibers they’d like to card and are encouraged to bring any fiber prep tools they own. 

Workshop Instructor

Esther is a full time fiber artist from Mebane NC.  She is known as a creative art yarn spinner and for her unique fiber preparation. more