Wednesday, February 3, 2010

First You Catch a Sheep!

Remember the old rejoinder: "How do you make chicken soup? First, you catch a chicken"?

Spinning is like that, too. First you catch the sheep!

Our program presenter is Jen Johnson of Whispering Pines Farm who raises Shetlands. She will discuss how breeding, care practices, feeding, and shearing affect your yarn. Starting with a fleece, she will cover analyzing the fleece you are considering buying, skirting, separating for purpose and quality, and washing.

Jen is requesting that we pitch in with questions and personal experience. Bring everything you know or have questioned, problems, tips or tricks, as well as any books, articles or equipment that you have found useful.

For the rest of the afternoon - vendors, social time and spin-in. See you February 21, 2010 from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.


  1. Hi Sue here from the Rav site should we have a sign up for Venders so we can have an Idea of space needed... Last meeting 5 where there...And space was limited...How much space do we have?
    Can I have those who are planning on vending sign up on the Meeting thread of the rav sit maybe...

  2. Sounds like fun. I am excited already! See you all next week.