$550

Fleece to Garment Series

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Windrush Farm Fiber Arts

2263 Chileno Valley Road

Petaluma, CA 94952

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Fleece to Garment Series | January to May | times vary -

*Students must be beg/intermediate spinners or have taken the fall classes to be admitted into the series.

This exciting class series offers the unique opportunity to go from fleece to finished garment. The series provides a wonderful way to learn the process hands-on, have personal instructions, a community of other fiber enthusiasts to be around, and set deadlines to help complete your project (we all have a few unfinished projects in the closet).

This class is designed to challenge intermediate and advanced spinners with the adventure of choosing a fleece, preparing it for spinning, discovering the merits of that fleece, and finally matching it to a garment design. Students in this class must be able to spin a continuous thread and know how to knit or crochet. We offer beginning and intermediate spinning classes in the fall for those needing to learn or improve their spinning skills in order to take this class.

January 26th, Saturday, 10am to 3pm – Shearing and Fleece selection – Students will see the shearing, pick their fleece, and then learn about parts of the fleece, how to skirt, and how to match the qualities of that fleece to a garment.

February 3rd, Sunday, 1pm to 4pm – Scouring Fleeces & Beginning Design Discussion – We begin the process by learning how to scour (wash) the fleece in the class. We will examine a variety of knitted samples in different needle sizes and look at different prepping to begin to plan the design of the garment. We will have 3 different designs to choose for your garment.

February 17th, Sunday, 1pm to 4pm – Prepping Fleeces –Spinning with curls, spinning woolen, or spinning semi-worsted are techniques that have different effects in the finished garment. What works best for the fleece? Will you card or spin from the lock? We look at how the prepping of the fleece influences the design of the garment. You will learn to card.

March 3rd, Saturday, 10am to 2pm – Open Studio – This is an unsupervised open studio day for students to use Windrush Farm’s carding equipment.

March 17th, Sunday, 1pm to 4pm – Designing Your Yarn – Start spinning your roving or washed fleece into yarn. Try curls, fleece carded for woolen spun or worsten spun, combed fleece, flick carded lock spinning, or look to novelty spinning for special accents. If you have a chance, bring in a gauge swatch.

April 7th, Sunday, 1pm to 4pm – Project In Process – Bring in your in-progress project. Are you stuck? Need encouragement and feedback? This class will share all the projects and offers specialized help for completion of the garment.

May 5th, Sunday, 10am to 4pm – Spin In & Fashion Show – This is a great way to end the class. Hang out for the day spinning and knitting in the morning. After a yummy pot luck lunch everyone will show off their projects, no matter how far along. This is open to all spinners, knitters, and friends.

$550 for the whole series (includes fleece)


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2263 Chileno Valley Road

Petaluma, CA 94952

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