Welcome to the Spinning Study Guide: Working from Fleece!
If you love spinning and working with wool, this is the study guide for you. If you have never scour raw fleece and are intimidated by the whole process, never fear!
You can choose to either start from raw fleece, clean fleece, or if you prefer, commercial top. Work through the scouring process to wash your raw wool or if you choose to start from a clean fleece/hand-dyed top, you can then join in the fibre prep and sampling.
- Get Ready: Prep & materials
- Week 1: Scour a small sample
- Week 2: Scour the rest of your raw fleece
- Week 3: Progress meetup via Zoom
- Week 4: Fibre prep the clean fleece
- Week 5: Spin singles, ply and finish
- Week 6: Finale meetup recording
In this guide you will find support as you go from raw wool straight from the sheep to the handspun yarn of your dreams. You can work through the content with as little as 30 grams / one ounce of wool or try the small batch technique for 100g /3.5 ounces.
If you choose to join in the study guide with clean wool, you will find lots of fibre prep techniques to prepare your fleece, be it lock by lock or even if you are joining with commercial hand-dyed top.
Once you spin and ply your singles, find different finish techniques so your hand spun yarn serves your crafting purpose.
Find the weekly guidance and the progress meetups recordings. All of the questions and members discussion is taking place over in the Spinning Study Guide: Working from Fleece forums.