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

NYS Sheep & Wool Festival - Workshop Registration


Rare/Endangered Breed Study

Saturday, October 18, 2014

1:30 - 4:30

Instructor: Beth Smith

Class Fee: $125.00

Material Fee: $0.00

Maximum Class Size: 21

14 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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Description

So many breeds of sheep (and other livestock too) seem to fall out of favor with the mills or the farmers. It happens for many reasons and most of them are financial. But these old breeds are the foundation of the modern day flocks that we have and so they are extremely important to protect. And the wool is good too. This class will explore a few of the sheep on the endangered breeds lists in both the US and in Great Britain. We will hold them and work with them and explore how valuable they truly are.

All of the breeds will be from fleece. In class we will card, comb and flick the fibers and see what kinds of yarns they want to be. Some hand tools will be available in class to share but if you have your own, please bring them along with a spinning wheel in good working order or a spindle.


Materials Information

Bring to Class:  Some hand tools will be available in class to share but if you have your own, please bring them along with a spinning 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. Spinnin...read more