Saturday AM: Spinning Shetland with Judith MacKenzie


Instructor: Judith MacKenzie

Shetland sheep are an ancient breed that has been producing beautiful fiber for handspinners for centuries. These sheep have provided fleece for everything from incredibly fine lace shawls to strong and enduring sails for ships. Their beautiful fleeces come in an amazing range of colors. We will learn how to spin the whole variety of types of fibers, learn how to sort and how — and when — to de-hair. We’ll make a lace yarn, some warm and robust sweater yarns and spin a bit of the hair coat for cords. Along the way, we will learn about where these sheep came from and the culture that produced them.


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Skill Level: Intermediate spinner and up; must be able to spin a continuous thread


  • Bring your wheel and all of its accessories, along with any other spinning tools you like to use
  • Fee includes $15 materials fee for beautiful fiber

Cancelled class registrations are eligible for a refund (minus a $20.00 cancellation fee per class) until March 31st, 2018. After March 31st, there are no refunds for class cancellations unless your seat can be filled from a waiting list ($20.00 cancellation fee still applies). To request a refund or transfer of class registration please contact us. Materials fees are fully refundable.