Choosing fleeces for hand spinning and yarn design

Tutor: Sue Blacker
Experience Level: Any
Date: Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th April 2019
Time: 12 noon – 1.00pm
Price: 12.50
Choosing fleeces for hand spinning and yarn design



Selecting fleeces for hand spinning and yarn design: Practical, hands-on demonstration of different types and qualities of fleece with open discussion about options, opportunities, problems and solutions

A brief outline of choosing fleece for purpose, including:

  1. General characteristics of different fleece types available
  2. Marrying of fleece types to project requirements
  3. Summary for beginners on how to choose appropriate fleeces for their specific projects 


The Tutor will provide fleece for discussion, but please feel free to bring samples of fleece which interest you. They may be any breed, preferably greasy or scoured.


Sue is Managing Director of The Natural Fibre Company and Blacker Yarns and also has her own small flock of Gotland and coloured Blue-faced Leicester sheep. The Natural Fibre Company processes a very wide range of fleece and fibre from flocks and customers across Europe into knitting and weaving yarns and Blacker Yarns is their branded knitting yarn retailer of British breeds’ yarns and blends. Sue’s book, Pure Wool, describes individual sheep breeds, their fleeces and the resulting yarns together with patterns and appropriate designs for the style of yarn resulting from each type of wool.


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27 - 28 April 2019 Royal Welsh Showground Builth Wells