Wool Speak, Kate Larson Lecture

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Wool Speak, Kate Larson Lecture
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anWorking with wool that was produced in your region can be a pleasure, but sometimes it can feel like fiber producers and fiber artists are not speaking the same language. As a life-long sheep producer and avid handspinner, Kate Larson can give some perspective on negotiating the needs and expectations of both farmer and handspinner. Learn about fleece handling etiquette, how to properly roll a fleece, and how to identify common fleece problems.

Kate Larson loves using fiber arts as a bridge between her passions for art and agriculture. Her fiber journey has led her to a degree in soil chemistry, travels through northern Europe in search of textile traditions, and back to the farm where her family has lived for six generations. She keeps an ever-growing flock of Border Leicester sheep and teaches handspinning and knitting regularly in central Indiana and around the country. Kate is the author of The Practical Spinner's Guide: Wool (Interweave, 2015), and her articles and designs have appeared in Spin-Off Magazine, Jane Austen Knits, Enchanted Knits, Knitting Sweaters from Around the World, and more. You can follow her woolly adventures at katelarsontextiles.com.

Cost: Free for anyone registered for one of Kate's 3 workshops at SEFAA and for SEFAA and Peachtree Handspinners Guild members; $10 for non workshop participants and non-members
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By: Southeast Fiber Arts Alliance