Dates: July 23-26, Tuesday to Friday
Time:
10am – 2pm daily
Ages:
8+

Description: Start from scratch and see how yarn is made in this fun-filled four day camp. We’ll take natural wool fleece through the process of dyeing, carding, teasing, and spinning, and then use our handmade yarn to create our own woven wall hangings and knitted creations. In the process, we’ll also make our own tools: knitting needles from chopsticks, a drop spindle from CDs, and a cardboard loom. Discover fiber arts as an ancient skill to be enjoyed by anyone, using everyday household objects as resources.

Impact: Our wool will come from Pacific Northwest sheep as we strengthen our connection to the source of our fabrics and our ability to create the beautiful and the useful!

Materials: All materials provided. No experience necessary, but students must be able to safely handle scissors. Optional: Participants may want to bring a nice branch and/or forked stick for the weavings, but the teacher will have some on hand. Please bring a snack, lunch, and water.

 

About the Instructor: Carrie Sinclair has lived in this corner of the Pacific Northwest for 10 years but was born and raised in Oregon where her parents live and now have sheep in the coastal mountains. She is a mom to four amazing boys and she thinks wool is magical and doesn’t have to be itchy!