Breed Sampler: Shave ‘Em to Save ‘Em Workshop – January 19, 2020
One seat and box lunch for Breed Sampler: Shave ‘Em to Save ‘Em on January 19, 2020. See details below for more info.
Workshop Description: This workshop is designed around the Shave ‘Em to Save ‘Em Iniative from the National Livestock Conservancy, which aims to connect fiber artists with heritage breeds of sheep. The day begins with instruction on the use and safety of an electric drum carder, followed by an overview of the initiative and the included breeds. The fun then goes hands-on, as students work at their own pace to either sample a variety of the breeds in the program or stick to one or two breeds while carding enough for a project. Due to the free form nature of this workshop and varying pricing of each breed, materials fees will vary for each student and will be charged during the workshop. The instructor will have a wide-ranging selection of fleece available to choose from but will not have every breed from the program available during the class. All carding will be done on our Elite Series Drum Carders with each student using their own electric carder. All materials, carders, and tools will be provided by the instructors.
Date and Time: Sunday, January 19, 2020. 9am-4pm. Box lunch is provided.
Location: Courtyard by Marriott Richmond Berkeley, 3150 Garrity Way, Richmond, CA 94806.
Materials fee: Due to the free form nature of this workshop and varying pricing of each breed, materials fees will vary for each student and will be charged during the workshop. We expect most students’ materials fees to be in the $60-120 range, as most fleece will be between $20-40 for four clean ounces and we expect students to card between 8 and 16 ounces during this self-directed workshop.
Students to bring: An attitude for learning and cash or credit for variable materials fees. All materials and equipment will be provided. Students may bring drum carders or fiber they would like advice on using or carding. Coffee will be provided for morning and afternoon breaks.