Get hands on with lots of different breeds of sheep fleece at Well Manor, home of The Little Grey Sheep. Test out their very own Gotland and Stein Fine ® wools, Hebridian, Portland, Zwartbles, Shetland, Romney to name but a few. Prepare the fleece and get to experience spinning with the fibre on a drop spindle.
Take home a project bag with your own drop spindle, a range of fleeces and a copy of their own Sticka 2 book, so you can continue spinning away.
Locally roasted coffee and a selection of teas will be available throughout the day, along with afternoon cake, homemade of course.
Emma will talk about how she and Susie look after the flock to produce quality fleeces, and give you some strategies on how to choose the right fleece for your next project. You will have lots of practice in preparing the fleeces in different ways dependent on the project you have in mind. Emma will help you to build confidence in sourcing and preparing fibre on your own, as well as getting you going on the drop spindle.
There will be an opportunity to meet the sheep weather permitting.