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Intro to Fiber and Wool

Intro to Fiber and Wool

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Class Time: Saturday, April 27, 2024, 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: St. Louis Community College - Meramec Campus, 11333 Big Bend Road, Kirkwood, MO 63122. Check in at Registration 15 minutes prior to class starting at PE Building for location.

Instructor: Justin Near

Want to learn more about natural fibers and wool? In this class, students 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 a variety of fiber and wool breed samples and will 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).

    Skill Prerequisite: None.

    Ages: 12+

    Supplies: Included in Class Cost: None.

    Additional Supplies Needed: Pencil and paper for note taking.

    Homework: None.

    Class Policies

    • By signing up for this class, you have admission to Friday Night Vendor Marketplace Preview.
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    • No refunds will be issued after April 1, 2024.
    • For any cancellations prior to April 1, 2024, a $25 administrative fee will be assessed.
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