A Fleece Followed Me Home – Now What?

About A Fleece Followed Me Home – Now What? with Maggie Casey

It all starts with the fleece! We will open one up and do some skirting and discuss what you should look for when choosing a fleece. Then we will prepare fibers from a fine, medium, and long wool fleece. We will card and comb all three types of fleece and spin some woolen and worsted and ply. You will have enough fleece to knit samples with your yarn, so you can discover the perfect combination of preparation and spinning for your project.

This Fiber Arts Seminar is offered as part of the 2021 Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival and is limited to 20 students.

Class Materials Needed

Spinning wheel and all its parts, lazy kate and at least three bobbins, wool hand cards, combs if you already own them. It isn’t necessary to buy combs. I will demonstrate how to use them, but we can use hand cards or dog combs to comb fibers. Materials kit purchased directly from instructor. Kit includes 4 oz. each of the three different fleeces we will work on in class and a notebook with cards for notes and samples. Materials kit will be an additional $30, and can be purchased directly from instructor. Ordering instructions for the materials kit will be available in Lessonface once you have enrolled. To allow enough time for the kit to arrive prior to the start of class, registration for this class will close on April 3.

Skill Level

Beginner. Students should be able to spin a continuous yarn and be comfortable with their wheel.

Space is limited. Enroll now to reserve your spot.


The class will meet for two days on the dates below, with two sessions each day, from 10 am ET to 1 pm ET, and from 2 pm ET to 5 pm ET.
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Enrolled students receive 30-day access to the video recordings of the class.

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM EDT
A Fleece Followed Me Home – Now What?
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM EDT
A Fleece Followed Me Home – Now What?
Maggie Casey

Maggie Casey

Maggie Casey has been addicted to spinning since the last century and while some people are proud of their wine cellars, she much prefers her fleece basement. She was co-owner of Shuttles Spindles & Skeins until it closed in 2020. Besides teaching spinning at Shuttles, she also teaches at the Estes Park Wool Market, Harrisville Designs, John C. Campbell Folk School, Maryland Sheep & Wool, PlyAway and SOAR. She holds Part 1 of the Handweavers Guild of America’s Certificate of Excellence in Handspinning and is the author of Start Spinning, Everything You Need to Know to Make Great Yarn and several Long Thread downloads.


How It Works

Register and enroll above. Enrollment is not complete until payment is made on the next page, by credit card or Paypal via our secure platform. Enrolled students will receive an immediate email confirmation of enrollment, and on the day before the seminar, a reminder with Zoom link to join the class via email. Students will also be able to join the Zoom sessions from their Lessonface dashboard. Students can connect to Zoom using a tablet or computer with reliable internet. To actively participate online students also need a webcam with microphone. The class is covered by the Lessonface Guarantee.

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About Lessonface, PBC

Since 2013, Lessonface has connected more than 10,000 students with over 2,000 great teachers for live music & language, and arts lessons online, delivering on our mission to help students achieve their goals while treating teachers equitably. We are thrilled to be delivering the Fiber Arts Seminars for the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival.

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