- Oct 07
Time1.5 hour workshop
- 9:00 am - 10:30 am
The Properties of Wool – Lorna Ash
Why and how different breeds of wool affect your projects.
Maximum participants: 30
What is it about wool that makes it so popular with hand spinners? What does “breed specific” really mean? In this presentation we will explore the unique properties of wool and how to characterize the basic types of wool based on structure, staple length, and crimp. We will also discuss how the wool of different breeds of sheep affect the final outcome of a hand spun yarn, and how that affects a knitted or hand woven project.
Samples of the various types of wool will be available for discussion and examination.
None required for participants.
Note taking materials may be useful.
Tickets are non-refundable except in limited circumstances as described in the Purchase Policy.
Lorna Ash is a life-long crafter who discovered spinning while looking for the perfect, textured yarn for rug hooking. Unable to find that yarn, she decided to dye and spin it herself, and quickly discovered that being able to custom design her own yarn, from the fleece up, was the best craft yet.
She then merged her desire for hand dyed & textured yarns with her background in science and adult education. The result is her business, Shades of Ewe Fibreworks, where she makes hand-dyed, wool-based fibre arts supplies for crafters and fibre artists for use in spinning, knitting, felting and rug hooking. Her work includes hand-painted wool braids, textured wool batts, & hand dyed yarn with a focus on breed specific wools.
Lorna also teaches hand spinning and holds workshops on spinning and working with different breeds of wool. She is an enthusiastic and patient teacher, and enjoys sharing her knowledge of all things spinning and wool.