NOV 19 // BEGINNING WOOL SPINNING

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NOV 19 // BEGINNING WOOL SPINNING

78.00

10:30A - 1:30P

In this workshop, learn the basics of spinning wool on a top whorl drop spindle. With an emphasis on the local, participants will be working with and taking home handmade spindles from Sebastopol, CA and regional wool. In addition to the hands-on experience, this workshop will also be covering a brief history of wool growing and manufacturing as well as the legacy of sheep ranching in the Sierra Nevadas. 

PROVIDED SUPPLIES:
wool roving
drop spindle
sample nostepinne

NECESSARY SUPPLIES TO BRING:
waterbottle
snacks

*Participants are encouraged to take breaks as needed throughout the workshop. There will be additional wool and tools available for participants to try/experience.

NOTE: 
This class has a minimum sign-up of five (5) participants to run. In the event the class is cancelled, all participants will be notified 24 hours in advance. Please read our cancellation policy.

ABOUT SARAH LILLEGARD

Sarah Lillegard is an interdisciplinary artist living and working in Reno, Nevada. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Walla Walla University in 2007 and is currently an MFA candidate at Sierra Nevada College. Lillegard has participated in artist residencies in Utah, Nevada and Michigan and received the Nevada Arts Council Artist Fellowship in 2015. Over the past five years, Lillegard has taught workshops on ‘zine making, graphic design, natural dyeing, and wool spinning to a range of students. Her artwork has been exhibited throughout Nevada and the west. 

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