This course introduces raw fleeces from two different breeds of sheep, and involves students in the process of scouring a fleece. Scouring is the process of removing lanolin and other dirt or oils from the fleece. We will also cover fleece preparation from scoured fleece to prepare the fiber for spinning using hand cards.
Your instructor will provide the following materials:
- All fibers for the class
- Community soap and towels for washing the yarns
Students are asked to bring:
- camera if it helps you document your learning experience
- paper and writing utensil if it helps you document your learning experience
- bag lunch, as the class will go over the lunch hour
No experience required.
Students ages 15 and older are welcome to attend this class. Age 15 must register with another registered adult. Ages 16-17 can register with parent permission (via email to email@example.com).
Marine Mills Folk School
550 Pine St., Marine on St. Croix, MN 55047
Materials Fee: $50
Total Cost: $100
NOTE: Be aware we may cancel class if a minimum number of registrations is not reached. We work to balance teachers’ need to plan for a class with students’ busy schedules — not an easy task. Please register as early as possible!
If interested, you can find our cancellation policy here.