Local Wool Tasting with Stephany Wilkes!
Did you know that we have so many different kinds of wool right here in Northern California? Join us on Monday, August 15 from 7pm to 9pm and get to know the unusual wool produced within 150 miles or less of Imagiknit, hands on!
Stephany Wilkes, certified sheep shearer and wool classer, will relate the hidden story of how wool moves from sheep to sweater!
She’ll have raw wool samples to illustrate crimp, color, length, strength and fineness.
The workshop will cover different breeds of sheep (with a focus on California sheep and wool) and how characteristics of wool are reflected in locally made yarn. Participants will learn how to class and grade wool samples. The cost of the workshop Is $35. Bring your knitting and join us for a fun evening and learn about the fiber that we all love so much!
Photos courtesy of West By Midwest.