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Fleece to Garment Series with Windrush Farm

January 29, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Fleece to Garment Series with Windrush Farm 
Learn to create a garment from shearing day to a finished piece.
January 29.  Fleece to Garment.  11 to 3pm.  Witness a sheep shearing and choose your fleece you will be processing for the class.  We will have corriedale cross fleeces and Shetland fleeces for you to choose from.  You will learn how to skirt a fleece, and how to judge the quality of the fleece, and how parts of the fleece relate to garment design.  Staple length, crimp, and hand will be discussed as well as the micron count and its relation to the design of the yarn from that fleece.

February 13.  Scouring Your Fleece. 1 to 4pm.  We will teach you how to wash your fleece without felting it.  Included will be the different prepping steps you will want to make in order to prepare your fleece for spinning.

February 27.  Carding Your Fleece. 1 to 4pm  You will learn how to card fleece on hand cards, with drum carders, or with hand combs.  This class will introduce yarn design and its relation to garment design.  We will also introduce the garment patterns and what yarns will work best with the different designs.

March 6.  Open Carding Lab.  10 to 3pm.  This is the time to finish carding your yarn before getting going on spinning.

March 20.  Spinning Your Fleece. 1 to 4pm.  We discuss yarn design, gauge, swatches, and plans for your garment. You will be spinning different types of yarn in preparation for deciding your final yarn for your project.

April 3.  Progress on Your Project.  1 to 4pm.  Bring in your projects and get class reaction and support for your efforts.

May 1.  The Fashion Show.  11:30 to 3pm.  Bring a potluck lunch dish and dine together.  Then walk the fashion runway and show off your garment.  Family and friends are invited.

$550 includes one fleece

Online Registration: Evenbrite

Mail in Registration: Please send a check made out to Windrush Farm. Include your name, email address, phone number and class you want to attend. Mail to: Windrush Farm 2263 Chileno Valley Rd, Petaluma, Ca 94952



Windrush Farm
2263 Chileno Valley Road
Petaluma, CA 94952 United States
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