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

NYS Sheep & Wool Festival - Workshop Registration

American Breeds

Friday, October 17, 2014

9:00 - 4:00

Instructor: Beth Smith

Class Fee: $212.00

Material Fee: $0.00

Maximum Class Size: 19

11 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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Better than hot dogs, baseball and apple pie. Fleece! Grown right here in the USA. As spinners we often think of Great Britain, Australia and New Zealand as the source of all things wooly. This class will look at breeds that were developed in the United States. That's right, our very own American Pie Sheep. No, not sheep pie....just American grown fleece and you get to play with them!! These breeds range from next to skin soft all the way to best used only for carpets. All of them are fun to spin and all are extremely interesting to explore the history of what we have right here in the US. 

Students should be able to spin a consistent thread. 

Materials Information

Bring a wheel in good working order or a spindle.

Workshop Instructor

Beth has been a fiber addict for most of her life. She learned to knit as a child, and since then has pursued a large variety of fiber arts. more