Merino Farm Field Day - Fine Spinning Merino Where: Black Sheep Farm, 14605 Chapel Lane, Leesburg, VA 20176 (map) When: Saturday November 3; Two Class Times Available: 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm
Description: Merino is considered the Holy Grail of fine spinning, and can be a challenge. In this hands-on class, learn techniques for creating a lace weight 2-ply yarn with roving provided by Black Sheep Farm’s own Merino flock. Discover how take-up and twist effect your yarn, and the proper wheel adjustments necessary for the best results. We'll experiment with methods of drafting to reduce hand fatigue when spinning fine singles, and plying techniques will be demonstrated. Limit 8 students.
Class fee $45.00 - supplies included. Entrance fee is not included.