Black Sheep Gathering

Online Registration Opens at 9am PST on Saturday, April 2, 2022. Visit Workshop Registration page on that date.

List of All Classes &
Their Availability

    Color Key:
  • Class Filled
  • Class & Wait List Filled
  • Class Cancelled

Friday Classes

Morning Classes
  • Cancelled - Advanced Felting Textures - Inclusions – Loyce Ericson
  • Diameter Control – Judie Overbeek
  • Patterned Brioche – JC Briar
  • Short Row Magic!: Baby Hat – Harry Wells
  • Supported Spindle Spinning – Teresa Waldo
All-Day Classes
  • Beginning Rigid Heddle – Diane McKinnon
  • Beginning Wheel Spinning – Linda Hansen
  • Breed Sampler!: Shave 'Em to Save 'Em – Henry and 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
Afternoon Classes
  • Cancelled - Advanced Felting Textures • Manipulation and Surface Design – Loyce Ericson
  • Creating Bumps and Bubbles – Judie Overbeek
  • Flipside Awesomeness: Reversible Cables – Harry Wells
  • Grazing, Pastures, and Soil Health • "Doing it Right" – Woody Lane
  • Your First Stranded Colorwork – JC Briar

Saturday Classes

Morning Classes
  • Beaded Kumihimo Bracelet – Teresa Waldo
  • Beginning Inkle Loom – Leslie Verts
  • Blending and Spinning Your Stash with Hand Cards – Michael Kelson
  • Drum Carding 101 – Henry and Roy Clemes
  • Cancelled - Fish Sticks or Chicken Tender Felted Pin Cushion – Loyce Ericson
  • Versatility with Cast-Ons – Harry Wells
All-Day Classes
  • Create Your Own Dye Recipe Book (Day 2 of 2) – Terry Mattison
  • Dye Your Own Yarn – Allison Harding
  • Cancelled - Fundamentals of Orenburg Lace – Galina Khmeleva
  • Perfecting Your Plying – Judie Overbeek
  • Rigid Heddle Loom: Using Two Heddles for Twice the Fun – Diane McKinnon
  • Stained Glass Shawl – Patti Barker
Afternoon Classes
  • Anything But Batts – Henry and Roy Clemes
  • Colorwork the Easy Way: Mosaic Knitting and Garter Slip Stitch – Harry Wells
  • Cancelled - Felted Buttons of Many Colors – Loyce Ericson
  • Frac That!: Fractal Spinning Fun – Linda Hansen
  • Let’s Do the Twist – Ruth Northrop
  • Viking Knit 4 Petal Bracelet – Teresa Waldo

Sunday Classes

Morning Classes
  • Bountiful Beasts: Spinning Yak – Judith MacKenzie
  • Captivating Cotton on 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 and Roy Clemes
  • Spinning a Beehive Coil – Allison Harding
  • Cancelled - Spinning the Orenburg Way – Galina Khmeleva
  • The Americans – Linda Hansen
Afternoon Classes
  • Advanced Pick-up Inkle Weaving – Leslie Verts
  • Beginning Pin Loom Weaving – Hazel Spencer
  • Beginning Rug Hooking – Judy Taylor
  • Bountiful Sheep: Spinning Blue Faced Leicester – Judith MacKenzie
  • Design Your Own Shawl – M K Nance
  • Loving Your Lace Edgings– JC Briar
  • Cancelled - Russian Style Continental Knitting – Galina Khmeleva
  • Short Steps to Long Draw – Ruth Northrop

Workshop Registration 2022

Workshop Registration is Now Open

All registrations will be on-line.

Registration Closes the morning of June 11, 2022. After this date we will not give refunds for workshop cancellations unless another person fills the canceled space from the waiting list. If your space is filled, cancellation fees will apply (see section on cancellation). In-person registration will be available at the start of the Friday morning check-in on June 24, 2022.

Contact Us: You may email us at

Once again the Black Sheep Gathering is excited to offer an inspiring array of workshops for fiber enthusiasts, taught by some of the best fiber artist and animal husbandry instructors from the Northwest and beyond. Unless otherwise noted in the workshop descriptions, the workshops will be held at several buildings at the Linn County Expo Center, see the map coming soon.. Workshops are held during all three days of the Gathering — Friday, June 24, Saturday, June 25 and Sunday, June 26, 2022.

Registration/General Information:


Morning and all day workshops begin at 9am and afternoon workshops begin at 1:30pm. Check-in times are 8:15-9am and 12:45pm-1:30pm respectively. Students need to check in at the convention center unless otherwise advised.

Problems or Questions:

If you have any problems, or questions about your registration, please contact Tamara Andreas, Workshops Registration Volunteer Coordinator at

Workshop Registration During the Black Sheep Gathering:

We will register people for workshops that have openings during the Black Sheep Gathering on a first-come first-served basis.

Registration Confirmation:

You will receive confirmation of your registration by e-mail. The confirmation notice will provide you with: The names and times of your workshops, as well materials required. There will also be a link to your registration record. If you do not receive your confirmation e-mail in your inbox, please check your junk/spam filters. If you do not find it there, please let us know and we will get it to you.

Waiting Lists:

We will keep a waiting list of up to 5 people for each workshop. Names will be placed on waiting lists in the order that requests are received. If someone cancels out of a workshop prior to the Black Sheep Gathering, we will contact the first person on the list and offer them the space. You will have 2 days to respond, after which we will move to the next person in line.

If you do not make it on to the waiting list, we will let you know. You cannot be enrolled in a workshop and be on the waiting list for another workshop that is occurring at the same time.


All-day classes include a 1½-hour break from 12-1:30pm to allow ample time for lunch and shopping.

Fees and Cancellation Policy

Workshop Fees and Materials Fees: The workshop fee and materials fee are listed in the workshop descriptions. When you register, the materials fee is included in the overall fee that you are charged. We collect the materials fees and give them to the instructors.

Cancellation and Refund Policy:

The following fees apply to cancellations/workshop changes:
  • Cancellation fee: An $8.00 fee will apply to each workshop that is cancelled or changed.
  • There will be no refunds for workshops that are cancelled after June 11, 2022.
  • If you create more than one registration for yourself, your registration files will be consolidated into a single record. An $8.00 change fee will be assessed for each time this needs to be done.

Please note:
Unless extreme medical/life-threatening circumstances apply, we cannot waive these fees. These fees are to cover the costs that RegOnline charges us and help us to maintain the Black Sheep Gathering from year to year.


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.


Judge: Bonnie Pember Naumann
Bandera, 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.


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.


Judge: Melissa Harris
Lake City California

She has been involved in fiber arts for 35+ years. She learned to knit from her Welsh Grandmother and later became interested in spinning and dyeing in the late 1970s. Read More.