Hazelmere Heritage Fiddlers, Friday, March 21st, 12pm-1pm
Join local fiddlers and put your feet up for an hour. Bring your knitting, drop spindling or just close your eyes and enjoy!
Do you have a yearning to go back to the basics with wool? If you’re interested in working with raw fleece but don’t quite know where to start, this talk on fleece selection might offer the information you need. Topics will cover how to select fleece, critically important things to look for regarding health, cleanliness, good handles, etc.. and how to handle that fresh new fleece once get it home.
Judith Glibbery has been involved with sheep and wool for 35 years and loved every minute of it! She’s been a fibre artist, spinning teacher, sheep breeder, fleece judge, and 4H leader. She also was the author/coordinator of a three-year provincial industry driven program/BCSBA to raise scrapie resistance in BC sheep.
Join Freda for a mini demo of this wonderful, traditional craft. Freda will have many examples on hand and will be able to answer your questions.
Join Jodi from the FVKG for “Grafting on the Needles”, see how to graft two pieces of stockinette together without using a darning needle. Perfect for sock toes or mitten tops.
Join Dian to discuss the care and maintenance of your spinning wheel. Dian will touch on the prevention of common problems and maintenance, storage, oiling, drive bands, cleaning and all those other little goodies you need to know to make your wheel purr. As well, she will talk about how to take care of ourselves so that we can continue to spin well and produce great yarn! If you have your wheel with you, Dian will show you the proper uses of oil, fine steel wool, fishing line and elastic bands.
Dian is a member of the Langley Weavers and Spinners Guild, an experienced weaver, spinner and teacher.