Black Sheep Gathering

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Friday Classes

All-Day Classes
  • Beginning Rigid Heddle – Diane McKinnon
  • Breed Sampler!: Shave 'Em to Save 'Em – Henry & Roy Clemes
  • Create Your Own Dye Recipe Book – Day 1 of 2 - Terry Mattison
  • Dye Your Own Fiber – Allison Harding
  • Spinning Lofty Yarns from Worsted Preparations – Michael Kelson
  • Textural Nuno Samplers – Patti Barker
Morning Classes
  • Advanced Felting Textures – Loyce Ericson
  • Diameter Control – Judie Overbeek
  • Lustrous, "Springy", or Strong: Sample & Compare a Longwool, a Down Wool & a Primitive – Shelia January
  • Patterned Brioche – JC Briar
  • Short Row Magic!: Baby Hat – Harry Wells
  • Supported Spindle Spinning – Teresa Waldo
Afternoon Classes
  • Combing & Carding for Spinning Success – Shelia January
  • Creating Bumps & Bubbles – Judie Overbeek
  • Felted Buttons of Many Colors - Loyce Ericson
  • Flipside Awesomeness: Reversible Cables – Harry Wells
  • Grazing, Pastures, & Soil Health – "Doing it Right" – Woody Lane
  • Your first Stranded Colorwork – JC Briar

Saturday Classes

    All-Day Classes
    • Beginning Spinning: The Magic of Adding Twist – Shelia January
    • Create Your Own Dye Recipe Book – Day 2 of 2 - Terry Mattison
    • Dye Your Own Yarn – Allison Harding
    • Perfecting Your Plying – Judie Overbeek
    • Rigid Heddle Weaving: Using 2 Heddles for Twice the Fun – Di McKinnon
    • Stained Glass Shawl – Patti Barker
    Morning Classes
    • Beaded Kumihimo Bracelet – Teresa Waldo
    • Beginning Inkle Loom – Barbara diJeannene
    • Blending & Spinning Your Stash with Hand Cards – Michael Kelson
    • Drum Carding 101 – Henry and Roy Clemes
    • Fish Sticks or Chicken Tender Felted Pin Cushion – Loyce Ericson
    • Versatility with Cast-Ons – Harry Wells
    Afternoon Classes
    • Advanced Pick-up Inkle Weaving – Leslie Verts
    • Anything But Batts – Henry & Roy Clemes
    • Blending Fiber on a Hackle – Liz Palmer
    • Colorwork the Easy Way: Mosaic Knitting & Garter Slip Stitch – Harry Wells
    • Let's Do the Twist – Ruth Northrop
    • Viking Knit 4 Petal Bracelet – Teresa Waldo

    Sunday Classes

    All-Day Classes
    • Felted Hat with 3D Elements – Baya Batomunkueva
    • No Fault Weaving: Weaving for Texture and Color – Liz Palmer
    Morning Classes
    • Beginning Rug Hooking – Judy Taylor
    • Bountiful Beasts: Spinning Yak – Judith MacKenzie
    • Captivating Cotton with a Turkish Spindle – Wanda Jenkins
    • Entrelac Basics – JC Briar
    • Felted Sheep: Basic 3D Needle Felting – Miranda Rommel
    • Floating Cables – M K Nance
    • Intro to Blending Boards – Henry & Roy Clemes
    • Shearing on Your Own – Susie Wilson
    • Spinning a Beehive Coil – Allison Harding
    • The Americans – Linda Hansen
    Afternoon Classes
    • Beginner Wool Appliqué: Sheep Coasters – Belinda Mordhorst
    • Beginning Pin Loom Weaving – Hazel Spencer
    • Black Cat Gathering – Juneko Martinson
    • Bountiful Sheep: Blue Faced Leicester – Judith MacKenzie
    • Coil Wrap Basket – Jill Colbert
    • Design Your Own Shawl – M K Nance
    • Frac That! Fractal Spinning Fun – Linda Hansen
    • Loving Your Lace Edges – JC Briar
    • Short Steps to Long Draw – Ruth Northrop
    • Sock Obsessed: Naturally–Dyed Self Striping & Variegated Yarn – Michelle Russell & Meghan Maze
    • Spinning for Socks – Shelia January

Workshop Descriptions

SUNDAY, JUNE 28, ALL-DAY CLASSES

Felted Hat with 3D Elements
Baya Batomunkueva15 students
Sunday, June 28, 9am-12pm and 1:30-4:30pm
COST: $100 Plus material fee: $30 – includes all materials used in class.
CLASS DESCRIPTION: We will make a whimsical hat with ears. You will learn how to create 3D shapes using a hat template. I will teach you how to lay out roving in order to create strong but gentle non-woven textiles in desired shapes. You will get to keep the pattern so you can make more hats by yourself and you can even create your own pattern
SKILL LEVEL REQUIRED: All levels.
STUDENTS BRING: A 7" rubber ball or a hat block.
INSTRUCTOR'S BIO: Coming from Siberia, Baya was introduced to felting at a very young age. Baya has a passion for fiber and many years of experience helped her to develop a deep understanding of fiber and its qualities.
No Fault Weaving: Weaving for Texture and Color
Liz Palmer15 students
Sunday, June 28, 9am-12pm and 1:30-4:30pm
COST: $100 Plus materials fee: $15 – includes yarn (novelty, cotton, and wool), ribbon, beads, dyed locks, and handout.
CLASS DESCRIPTION: In this class you will weave in the "Saori" style where there are no mistakes, and the emphasis is on color and texture. Leave worrying about selvedges behind, and concern yourself with what novelty yarn or ribbon, or roving you want to incorporate. Use up some of your leftover yarn, throw in some beads … everything depends on what you are seeing on your loom and where you want to take it – we are working with the right brain here!
SKILL LEVEL REQUIRED: Students need to be able to warp their loom and be able to weave plain weave.
STUDENTS BRING: Students need to bring a rigid heddle loom warped at either 10 or 12 epi with 8/2 cotton (preferable – any warp at a sett appropriate for plain weave will work). The warp should be between 8" and 12" wide. Black is best but any color will work. A 4 harness loom can also be used set up for plain weave. Bring some of your stash of handspun or novelty yarn, and any other yarns, locks, or roving you think you might want to weave with. Lots of things to try will be provided. Also bring some shuttles if you have them.
INSTRUCTOR'S BIO: See Blending Fiber on a Hackle in Saturday's afternoon listing for bio.

SUNDAY, JUNE 28, MORNING CLASSES

Beginning Rug Hooking
Judy Taylor22 students
Sunday, June 28, 9am-12pm
COST: $55 Plus materials fee: $35 – Includes kit (yarn, pattern on burlap, instructions) and a hook.
CLASS DESCRIPTION: In this class students will be introduced to the age-old craft of rug hooking. Everything from how to hook, to how to create your own designs, to how to use up leftovers in a new way, how to clean and care for hooked rugs, and much more will be covered. SUNDAY, JUNE 28, ALL-DAY CLASSES SUNDAY, JUNE 28, MORNING CLASSES 36 / Black Sheep Newsletter
SKILL LEVEL REQUIRED: No experience required.
STUDENTS BRING: Should wear long pants as you will be wrapping the backing around your legs; scissors.
INSTRUCTOR'S BIO: Judy Taylor has been hooking rugs and teaching hooking rugs for nigh onto 30 years. Her three books on the subject have won the eLit Book Awards, and Judy's articles have been featured in Rug Hooking magazine, Spin•Off and others. Her website is www.littlehouserugs.com.
Bountiful Beasts: Spinning Yak
Judith MacKenzie18 students
Sunday, June 28, 9am-12pm
COST: $55 Plus materials fee: $15 – includes yak, dyed yak, yak wool blend, yak silk blend
CLASS DESCRIPTION: Yaks have a mysterious past and a very long history. Of all the animals we have domesticated, yaks are one of the oldest, their partnership with us going back to the Stone Age some 10,000 years ago. Yaks have beautiful fiber, and luckily for us, it has recently become available for handspinners. In this class, we'll spin pure yak down fibers, prepared top, and some beautiful blends, dyed and undyed. Experience level: Must be able to spin a continuous thread.
STUDENTS BRING: Students should bring their wheel and all its parts – even the ones you don't use. Bring enough bobbins that you can three ply and a lazy-kate.
INSTRUCTOR'S BIO: Judith MacKenzie has been spinning and weaving most of her life. Her traditional training expanded with world travel, deep research and industry consultation. Judith writes and teaches extensively and is the author of three bestselling books and many videos.
Captivating Cotton with a Turkish Spindle
Wanda Jenkins12 students
Sunday, June 28, 9am-12pm
COST: $55 Plus materials fee: $8 – includes organic USA grown cotton sliver, organic punis, and ginned Louisiana brown cotton.
CLASS DESCRIPTION: Yes you can spin cotton on a suspended cross-arm spindle! Do you dream of knitting or weaving a summer shirt with your handspun cotton? This class is for you! We will cover twist, drafting, and drawing out the short fibers of sliver to successfully spin cotton without the need for a supported spindle. Rounding out your experience spinning with cotton, we'll explore combing ginned cotton, and Wanda's "Stranded Spinning."
SKILL LEVEL REQUIRED: Must be able to easily spin fine laceweight wool yarn with a spindle.
STUDENTS BRING: A Turkish spindle if you have one, or borrow from the ones that will be available for use in class. Handcards if you have them
INSTRUCTOR'S BIO: Wanda has played with yarn and threads since childhood, starting with embroidery, then learning crochet and weaving when she was fourteen. Spinning took her by storm in 2005 when her husband Ed began making Turkish spindles. Reluctant to pursue other fiber arts, she unexpectedly fell in love with spinning. Wanda enjoys helping spinners discover those "ah-ha" moments with various fibers and techniques.
Entrelac Basics
JC Briar20 students
Sunday, June 28, 9am-12pm
COST: $55 Materials fee: none – handouts are provided
CLASS DESCRIPTION: Entrelac fabric looks like strips of knitting woven over and under each other, but it's really formed of individually-knit diamonds. No sewing is required: you join the diamonds together as you knit them. In this class you will learn to form the basic units of entrelac: base triangles, side triangles, left- and right-leaning diamonds and top triangles. You'll also pick up tricks like knitting backwards and methods for sizing and shaping entrelac fabric.
SKILL LEVEL REQUIRED: Basic knitting experience.
STUDENTS BRING: Light colored worsted weight yarn in two or more colors, needles of a size appropriate for your yarn.
HOMEWORK: none
INSTRUCTOR'S BIO: See Patterned Brioche in Friday's morning's listing for bio.
Felted Sheep – Basic 3D Needle Felting
Miranda Rommel14 students
Sunday, June 28, 9am-12pm
COST: $55 Plus materials fee: $20 – includes a handout, all wool to be used in class, two needles and felting foam for students to keep.
CLASS DESCRIPTION: This is The Black SHEEP Gathering – so let's felt a sheep! This class is great for the beginning needle felter. Students will learn about different felting tools/materials and will learn hands on how to needle-felt a firm core, attach basic legs and head, work with color, and use different techniques for creating texture and pattern on your project: an adorable tiny sheep. This is a very fun class!
SKILL LEVEL REQUIRED: No experience necessary. This class is suitable for students with zero to beginning needle-felting experience.
STUDENTS BRING: If desired, their favorite felting tools and/or a small amount of CLEAN wool /fiber from their own animals or stash.
INSTRUCTOR'S BIO: Miranda Rommel is an artist and homesteader living in rural Kings Valley, Oregon. An illustrator by training and a hand spinner for recreation, Miranda took up needle felting in 2012. Soon after and thanks to inspiration by her Corgi Pocket – her business, Fiber Friends was born. Miranda now felts fulltime, creating beautiful pet sculptures for her clients all over the world and she loves teaching her craft to people of all levels.
Floating Cables
M K Nance15 students
Sunday, June 28, 9am-12pm
COST: $55 Plus materials fee: $6 – includes handouts and pattern for a cup cozy and a coaster.
CLASS DESCRIPTION: Take your cables up a notch by integrating them with slip stitches (related to mosaic knitting). You'll leave this class with a start of a cup cozy and a coaster. You will have know-how to do a two-colored long tail cast on, and floating cables over garter stitch.
SKILL LEVEL REQUIRED: beginner
STUDENTS BRING: Fingering weight yarn in contrasting colors Winter 2020 / 37 (about 15 grams of each, needles for small diameter knitting and flat knitting (US 2-4), and a cable needle.
INSTRUCTOR'S BIO: Nance has been knitting for over 25 years and designing for the last seven years. She has published over 90 patterns and has been included in Twist Collective, Knitty and Sweet Georgia. In 2019 she taught at the New York Sheep and Wool show in Rhinebeck, New York.
Intro to Blending Boards
Henry and Roy Clemes16 students
Sunday, June 28, 9am-12pm
COST: $55 Plus materials fee: $20 – includes all fiber carded during class and use of blending boards and other equipment.
CLASS DESCRIPTION: In 2011 Gwen Powell approached Henry and Roy to create a new tool that eventually became the wildly popular Blending Board. In this class you will learn basic techniques and how to use of a blending board from one of its designers. The class will not only demonstrate the versatility of the blending board – blending fibers of various types, lengths, and colors – but also the strength of the blending board – quickly preparing fibers in rolags for woolen spinning. All carding and blending will be done on Clemes and Clemes Blending Boards with each student getting to use their own boards. All materials, boards, and tools will be provided by instructors.
SKILL LEVEL REQUIRED: Beginner – no blending board experience necessary.
STUDENTS BRING: None – but should bring an attitude for learning. All tools and materials will be provided by instructors
INSTRUCTOR'S BIO: See Breed Sampler: Shave 'Em to Save 'Em in Friday's all-day listing for bio.
Shearing on Your Own
Susie Wilson30 students
Sunday, June 28, 9am-1pm
COST: $65 Plus material fee: $10 – includes handouts and more.
CLASS DESCRIPTION: This is one of the most popular, ongoing classes (since1994) at BSG and is for the beginning shearer. Susie guides you through the intricacies and practical applications of shearing your own animals. Those with no experience can soon learn to shear a sheep, goat or Llama after taking this class. You'll learn techniques and shearing patterns using both hand and electric clippers. Susie advises taking this class before buying any clippers (electric or hand).
SKILL LEVEL REQUIRED: Beginners and up.
STUDENTS BRING: nothing
INSTRUCTOR'S BIO: Susie and her husband, Dan, own SuDan Farm in Canby, Oregon. She is a shepherd, shearer, fiber artist, and an enthusiastic lamb and wool promoter. Susie and Dan are experienced direct marketers of wholesale/retail USDA lamb, wool products galore and their Border Leicester, Coopworth, and Gotland breeding stock throughout the US and Canada.
Spinning a Beehive Coil
Allison Harding10 students
Sunday, June 28, 9am-12pm
COST: $55 Plus materials fee: $20 – includes beautiful, hand dyed wool and handouts.
CLASS DESCRIPTION: Learn the technique that won Best in Show 2016! Allison will teach you the hows and whys of spinning the components and how to ply a stable coiled beehive yarn. You will also learn about fiber choices, finishing technique, and ideas for usage.
SKILL LEVEL REQUIRED: Ability to spin a single and 2-ply yarn.
STUDENTS BRING: A spinning wheel with a large orifice (you do not need a bulky spinner but your beehive size needs to fit through the orifice of your wheel), 3 bobbins, lazy-kate, niddynoddy, and any tools needed for your wheel (oil, orifice hook, drive-band material, etc.).
INSTRUCTOR'S BIO: See Dye Your Own Fiber in Friday's all-day listing for bio.
The Americans
Linda Hansen10 students
Sunday, June 28, 9am-12pm
COST: $55 Plus materials fee: $30 – includes all fiber used in class and handouts.
CLASS DESCRIPTION: Of the thousands of sheep breeds throughout the world, there are less than a dozen that have been developed in the United States since colonial times. We'll learn about these amazing sheep breeds, their fascinating history and you will spin their wool.
SKILL LEVEL REQUIRED: All levels welcome.
STUDENTS BRING: A well-functioning spinning wheel you are familiar with.
INSTRUCTOR'S BIO: Besides managing her small sheep farm and being a partner with The Bellwether Wool Co, Linda brings her teaching skills and experience as a livestock and wool judge to sharing her passion for the fiber arts. Linda has taught spinning and music privately and in workshops.

SUNDAY, JUNE 28, AFTERNOON CLASSES

Beginner Wool Appliqué: Sheep Coasters
Belinda Mordhorst15 students
Sunday, June 28, 1:30-4:30pm
COST: $55 Plus materials fee: $25 – includes a kit with all supplies needed to make two sheep coasters. Kits will be available for purchase to make more coasters
CLASS DESCRIPTION: You will appliqué a set of sheep coasters using the wool embroidery techniques.
SKILL LEVEL REQUIRED: No experience necessary.
STUDENTS BRING: Scissors suitable for cutting fabric.
INSTRUCTOR'S BIO: Belinda loves hand stitching – especially wool appliqué. This is a beginner class to introduce you to the relaxing world of wool. I own a wool fabric shop at the Willamette Heritage Center in Salem, Oregon where I teach classes in wool appliqué and where many have left with a new hobby – "There is nothing better than stitching together!"
Beginning Pin Loom Weaving
Hazel Spencer10 students
Sunday, June 28, 1:30-4:30pm
COST: $55 Plus materials fee: $20 – all yarn used for class. A 4" square Multi-loom and weaving needle will be supplied for use during the class. These will also be available to purchase at the class or in my booth. SUNDAY, JUNE 28, AFTERNOON CLASSES 38 / Black Sheep Newsletter
CLASS DESCRIPTION: Basic weaving on a 4" square pin loom, students will learn to warp and weave a plain square, one with a design, and one with an all over pattern stitch, then assemble them into a useful little needle book. Skills Level Required: none
STUDENTS BRING: You can bring a 4" pin loom or use a class loom. Also bring scissors, needle threader, notebook and pen/pencil. Yarn can be sport weight – this is if you want to bring your own colors, etc.
INSTRUCTOR'S BIO: Hazel Spencer and her husband Randy are the owners of Hazel Rose Looms and have been making small weaving looms since Oct 2000. Hazel taught art; including weaving, and other fiber arts to all grades at the local K-8 school for 17 years. She has been teaching weaving on the internet and in her booth at fiber fairs for many years, including OFFF and Lambtown festivals. Making clothing and other useful items for the home is Hazel's favorite use of her hand woven fabrics.
Black Cat Gathering
Juneko Martinson14 students
Sunday, June 28, 1:30-4:30pm
COST: $55 Plus materials fee: $12 – includes four felting needles, wire, core material, and wool roving to make one cat.
CLASS DESCRIPTION: Black, tuxedo, tabby and calico cats gathering and sitting pretty. You will learn needle felting basics while you create your frisky critter. You'll be able to customize the shape, markings, and color to make the design your own. The class materials include a color wheel palette to create one cat.
SKILL LEVEL REQUIRED: All levels.
STUDENTS BRING: Bring your own felting mat or foam, or use a loaner from the instructor.
INSTRUCTOR'S BIO: Juneko has been needle felting and teaching since 2004. She and her husband raise their own alpacas and sheep in Clark County, Washington, where Juneko is able to immerse herself in all phases of her art from wool production to fiber sculptures. Juneko's passion is creating felted critters that delight and inspire others. She also teaches classes in the Portland/ Vancouver area and designs kits that let people discover the joy of needle felting. Juneko also enjoys spinning, weaving, crocheting, and knitting. See Juneko's work at www.fiberartbyjuneko.com
Bountiful Sheep: Bluefaced Leicester
Judith MacKenzie18 students
Sunday, June 28, 1:30-4:30pm
COST: $55 Plus materials fee: $15 – includes all fibers used in class
CLASS DESCRIPTION: These sheep are a relatively new sheep to North America but have rapidly become popular with handspinners. Fondly called BFL, these sheep have lovely fleeces, primarily white but often shades of grey, brown and black. BFL's are classed as a long wool, their fleeces are both silky and buoyant, an unusual fleece combination. Their fleeces are a joy to spin and they accept dye beautifully. In this class we'll look at the wide range of yarns that can be spun from these fleeces. We'll work with both fleeces and prepared fiber. We'll also use samples of dyed BFL.
SKILL LEVEL REQUIRED: Must be able to spin a continuous yarn.
STUDENTS BRING: Students should bring their wheel and all its parts – even the ones you don't use, extra bobbins, a ball winder and a swift if you have them, niddy-noddy, lazy-kate, hand cards and combs (mini and regular if you have them) and a flicker or dog brush.
INSTRUCTOR'S BIO: See Bountiful Sheep: Spinning Yak in Sunday morning's listing for bio.
Coil Wrap Basket
Jill Colbert16 students
Sunday, June 28, 1:30-4:30pm
COST: $55 Plus materials fee: $25 – includes the wooden base (stained and holes drilled), the core material, the hand spun yarns from my sheep (all natural), the accent yarn if you choose, (including the natural sheep curls or a different hand spun yarn that may have beads or color) and the needle you will need to do the project. All materials used in the class will be provided by the instructor.
CLASS DESCRIPTION: You will create a beautiful, unique basket using hand-spun natural colored wool which you will wrap around a core material. Your basket will begin on a wood base.
SKILL LEVEL REQUIRED: No experience necessary.
STUDENTS BRING: scissors
INSTRUCTOR'S BIO: Jill has a small farm in Minnesota where she raises a variety of fiber animals, including alpacas and sheep. Jill loves creating with fiber.
Design Your Own Shawl
M K Nance20 students
Sunday, June 28, 1:30-4:30pm
COST: $55 Plus materials fee: $6 – includes template on various sizes of paper, and a handout with how to design information.
CLASS DESCRIPTION: Learn how to design your own wedge shawl from both the bottom up and the top down. Play with cable and lace on paper. You'll have a new pattern which you could caston by the end of class.
SKILL LEVEL REQUIRED: Beginner – must be able to read charts.
STUDENTS BRING: Pencils, colored pencils, and/or markers. Stitch dictionary optional.
INSTRUCTOR'S BIO: See Floating Cables in Sunday morning's listing for bio.
Frac That!: Fractal Spinning Fun
Linda Hansen10 students
Sunday, June 28, 1:30-4:30pm
COST: $55 Plus materials fee: $40 – includes all fiber used in class and handouts.
CLASS DESCRIPTION: Have you wondered what fractal spinning is all about? This class will get you started in spinning fractal yarn using gradient dyed top/roving as well as selected color bars of top/roving. We will spin 2-ply samples of this fun and beautiful yarn. Fractal spinning creates patterns of color and overlaps that translate to a fantastic color stripe and progressively variegated yarn for knit, crochet, or weaving.
SKILL LEVEL REQUIRED: Intermediate.
STUDENTS BRING: A well-functioning spinning wheel you are familiar with. Winter 2020 / 39
INSTRUCTOR'S BIO: See The Americans in Sunday morning's listing for bio.
Loving Your Lace Edgings
JC Briar25 students
Sunday, June 28, 1:30-4:30pm
COST: $55 Materials fee: none – handouts are provided.
CLASS DESCRIPTION: Adding a lace edging is a sweet way of topping off shawls, scarves, socks, or any other kind of project! In this class you will learn where to find edging patterns, how you can use them, and how you can customize them. You will pick up tips for working tricky stitches – such as yarn overs at the beginning of a row – and for blocking. We'll go over multiple options for attaching edgings, and you'll have the chance to practice on a sampler piece.
SKILL LEVEL REQUIRED: Experience knitting lace is required; experience reading knitting charts is helpful but not required.
STUDENTS BRING: Fingering, DK weight, or laceweight yarn (do not select laceweight if you have never used it before!); needles of a size appropriate for your yarn.
HOMEWORK: none
INSTRUCTOR'S BIO: See Patterned Brioche in Friday morning's listing for bio.
Sock Obsessed: Naturally Dyed Self Striping and Variegated Yarn
Michelle Russell and Meghan Maze14 students
Saturday, June 27, 1:30-4:30pm
COST: $55 Plus materials fee: $60 includes enough yarn for one pair of thigh high or two short pairs of variegated sock yarn, one skein self-striping yarn, and pamphlet describing the dyeing and process, a selection of natural dyes and equipment for use in class.
CLASS DESCRIPTION: Naturally dyed colorful sock yarn with an industrious pair of color obsessed instructors. You will explore several self-striping and variegated techniques – including twocolor and four-color variegations. You will learn the easiest way to skein yarn for self-striping. You will cheat with us as we create matching variegated sock yarn sets without ever touching the dye pot.
SKILL LEVEL REQUIRED: No experience necessary.
STUDENTS BRING: An apron and gloves for dyeing.
INSTRUCTOR'S BIO: Color Witches is a natural dyeing collaboration between Michelle Russell (California) and Meghan Maze (New York). Both instructors grow their own dye plants, and have worked in a wide spectrum of fiber arts, with a current focus on anything to do with plant based pigments/dyes. Michelle teaches reenactment groups, as well at fiber festivals. Her Color Witch super powers are: being excited about color/color history and encouraging a learner's mindset. Meghan leads dye parties at her home and at fiber festivals. Her Color Witch super powers are: having a forward thinking experimental, mindset and coming up with exciting class ideas.
Short Steps to Long Draw
Ruth Northrop14 students
Sunday, June 28, 1:30-4:30pm
COST: $55 Plus materials fee: $10 includes all fiber to be used in class.
CLASS DESCRIPTION: Does your wool run away with you when you try to spin soft and fluffy yarn? While the long draw method of drafting is traditionally used to spin these types of yarn, it can be tricky. In this class we will break down the skill of long draw into simple steps that really are easy to learn. We'll progress from one step to the next, until you can spin an airy yarn that won't fall apart.
SKILL LEVEL REQUIRED: Must be able to spin singles.
STUDENTS BRING: A wheel in good working order that you are comfortable with, 3 empty bobbins, ball winder if you have one.
INSTRUCTOR'S BIO: See Let's do the Twist in Sunday morning's listing for bio.
Spinning for Socks
Shelia January15 students
Sunday, June 28, 1:30-4:30pm
COST: $55 Plus materials fee: $12 includes fiber to be used in class.
CLASS DESCRIPTION: Are you a spinner who loves knitting socks but who hasn't been happy with the results from your handspun, or who wants to expand your sock yarns into more interesting and exotic fiber blends? In this class we'll look at the possible twist structures – 2-ply, 3-ply, and 4-ply sock yarn, as well as trying a variety of fibers and fiber blends. We'll also discuss fiber preparation and sock knitting tips for handspinners.
SKILL LEVEL REQUIRED: Students must be able spin a consistent singles yarn.
STUDENTS BRING: Spinning wheel in good working order – if you have a Woolie Winder, please bring your standard flyer as well, 3 or 4 empty bobbins, lazy-kate.
INSTRUCTOR'S BIO: See Lustrous, "Springy" or Strong – Sample and Compare a Longwool, a Down Wool and a Primitive in Friday morning's class listing for bio.

SHEEP SHOW

Judge: Jacob Reister
Reister Farms
Washougal, Washington

Reister Farms was established in 1957 in McMinnville, Oregon and is now a third generation farm located in Washougal, Washington.Read More.

ANGORA GOAT SHOW

Judge: Bonnie Pember Naumann
Harper, Texas

Bonnie Pember Naumann was born and raised in Bandera, Texas and she grew up showing Angoras and judging wool and mohair with her local 4H program. Read More.

FLEECE SHOW

Wool , Mohair and Alpaca Judge: Judith MacKenzie
Forks, Washington

She has worked as a textile artist for many years. As a spinner, dyer and weaver, she has traveled and worked throughout North America and abroad. Read More.

FIBER ARTS AND YARN SHOW

Judge: Jane McLean
The Dalles, Oregon

I’m Northwest Regional Spinners Association trained. I have helped judge at NwRSA Conferences. Read More.