Introduction to Wool

Want to learn more about natural fibers and wool? In this class, participants will learn about plant and animal fibers and their attributes by examining their physical properties and processing those fibers from their raw form. We will examine samples and discuss what we observe visually and tactilely and what attributes result from those observations. We will continue our observations and discussion while physically processing raw materials, walking through the various stages of processing wool — skirting, scouring (where we’ll talk about lanolin), picking, and carding (where we’ll talk about differences in yarn attributes that result from different methods of preparation). Join us!


Justin Near