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Wool To Wear – Full Workshop Series

$295.00

The full workshop series option is sold out, but you can still register for individual classes. See our events page for details! 

The full workshop series option includes attendance at all five Wool to Wear classes and all materials needed for each class. This option also provides a savings of $40 compared to registering for each class individually.

All workshops take place on Wednesday evenings at Gwenyn Hill Farm.

See below for workshop topics and a full description of each workshop session.

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**UPDATE 1/16/2023: The full workshop series option is sold out, but you can still register for individual classes. See our events page for details! **

Wool To Wear Full Workshop Series 

The full workshop series option includes attendance at all five Wool to Wear classes and all materials needed for each class. This option also provides a savings of $40 compared to registering for each class individually. 

All workshops take place on Wednesday evenings at Gwenyn Hill Farm.

Intro to Raw Fleece | January 18, 6pm – 8pm

Learn to select a quality fleece – skirt it, wash it, and consider different preparation methods to fit your purpose. Each person will receive 2lbs of raw wool from Gwenyn Hill’s flock of Cotswold and Border Leicester sheep.

Wool Preparation |  February 1, 6pm – 8pm

Learn to card, comb, and flick your fleece to prepare roving and top for spinning. We’ll discuss each method and the different types of yarn they produce. Participants will try a variety of tools ranging from hand cards and combs to drum carders and blending boards used to combine fibers and produce unique color combinations.

Spin your Wool | March 29, 6pm – 8pm
plus one small group session prior to March 29

Learn the basics of spinning on a wheel before gathering for a group class to try different spinning wheels and troubleshoot techniques. Each attendee will have 2oz. of roving to use for spinning in addition to any wool prepared in previous sessions.

Knit or Crochet your Yarn |  April 5 & April 12, 6pm – 8pm 

Participants will divide into groups to begin a project of their choice, based on skill level and personal preference. Guest instructors will lead various projects in the small groups during two sessions.

Weave your Wool | May 3, 6pm – 8pm

Learn the basics of weaving on a 4-shaft floor loom and rigid heddle (tabletop) loom. We’ll discuss the advantages and drawbacks of each type of loom and practice tapestry weaving on a personal frame loom that can be used again and again!

Not ready to commit to the whole workshop series? Visit our events page to sign up for individual classes. 

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DescriptionThe full workshop series option is sold out, but you can still register for individual classes. See our events page for details!  The full workshop series option includes attendance at all five Wool to Wear classes and all materials needed for each class. This option also provides a savings of $40 compared to registering for each class individually. All workshops take place on Wednesday evenings at Gwenyn Hill Farm. See below for workshop topics and a full description of each workshop session.Participants will divide up into groups to begin a knitting or crochet project of their choice based on skill level and personal preference. Guest instructors will lead the various projects in small groups over the course of 2 sessions. Learn the basics of weaving on a 4-shaft floor loom and rigid heddle loom. We will discuss the advantages and drawbacks of each type of loom and give participants the opportunity to practice tapestry weaving on their own personal frame loom that can be used again and again!
Content**UPDATE 1/16/2023: The full workshop series option is sold out, but you can still register for individual classes. See our events page for details! ** Wool To Wear Full Workshop Series  The full workshop series option includes attendance at all five Wool to Wear classes and all materials needed for each class. This option also provides a savings of $40 compared to registering for each class individually.  All workshops take place on Wednesday evenings at Gwenyn Hill Farm. Intro to Raw Fleece | January 18, 6pm - 8pm Learn to select a quality fleece – skirt it, wash it, and consider different preparation methods to fit your purpose. Each person will receive 2lbs of raw wool from Gwenyn Hill’s flock of Cotswold and Border Leicester sheep. Wool Preparation |  February 1, 6pm - 8pm Learn to card, comb, and flick your fleece to prepare roving and top for spinning. We’ll discuss each method and the different types of yarn they produce. Participants will try a variety of tools ranging from hand cards and combs to drum carders and blending boards used to combine fibers and produce unique color combinations. Spin your Wool | March 29, 6pm - 8pm plus one small group session prior to March 29 Learn the basics of spinning on a wheel before gathering for a group class to try different spinning wheels and troubleshoot techniques. Each attendee will have 2oz. of roving to use for spinning in addition to any wool prepared in previous sessions. Knit or Crochet your Yarn |  April 5 & April 12, 6pm - 8pm  Participants will divide into groups to begin a project of their choice, based on skill level and personal preference. Guest instructors will lead various projects in the small groups during two sessions. Weave your Wool | May 3, 6pm - 8pm Learn the basics of weaving on a 4-shaft floor loom and rigid heddle (tabletop) loom. We’ll discuss the advantages and drawbacks of each type of loom and practice tapestry weaving on a personal frame loom that can be used again and again! Not ready to commit to the whole workshop series? Visit our events page to sign up for individual classes. 2 Sessions: Wednesday, April 5 & Wednesday, April 12 6pm - 8pm Williams Barn at Gwenyn Hill Farm N130W294, Bryn Dr, Waukesha, WI 53188 Participants will divide up into groups to begin a project of their choice based on skill level and personal preference. Guest instructors will lead the various projects in small groups over the course of 2 sessions. Everyone is also encouraged to attend the Common Threads meetup* for additional hands-on time together.  Participants will be provided with wool yarn from Gwenyn Hill Farm to learn the basics of knitting or crochet. Once participants have selected their projects, a materials list will be sent out with specific needles/hooks needed for each.  *Workshop participants are also invited to attend the Common Threads meetup on Wednesday, April 19, 6pm - 8pm, at Gwenyn Hill Farm. Common Threads is a social gathering of like-minded fiber arts people of all skill levels. It is a free, monthly meetup on the third Wednesday of every month that began with Nancy Wilson and her group at Lost Art Fiber Studio in Waukesha. This is the fourth class in our Wool to Wear series. Purchase tickets for the full 5-class series here.Wednesday, May 3 6pm - 8pm Williams Barn at Gwenyn Hill Farm N130W294, Bryn Dr, Waukesha, WI 53188 Learn the basics of weaving on a 4-shaft floor loom and rigid heddle loom. We will discuss the advantages and drawbacks of each type of loom and give participants the opportunity to practice tapestry weaving on their own personal frame loom that can be used again and again! Participants will be provided with wool yarn from GH to learn the basics of weaving. Handspun yarn from previous workshops can also be used. Participants are invited to expand their knowledge of this process by signing up for use of the floor loom or renting a rigid heddle loom for further practice. *Workshop participants are also invited to attend the Common Threads meetup on Wednesday, May 17, 6pm - 8pm, at a location to be announced. Common Threads is a social gathering of like-minded fiber arts people of all skill levels. It is a free, monthly meetup on the third Wednesday of every month that began with Nancy Wilson and her group at Lost Art Fiber Studio in Waukesha. This is the fifth and final class in our Wool to Wear series. Purchase tickets for the full 5-class series here.
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