Fleece In your Hands

About Fleece In your Hands with Judith MacKenzie

Maryland Sheep and Wool is well known for having a truly wonderful fleece show. And fleeces, being pretty well irresistible, have a way, just like puppies, of following you home. In this class, we’ll talk about how to buy a fleece – what to look for and what to look out for—and what to do with it when you get home. We’ll talk about storing your fleeces safely and how to deal with insects and mice. We’ll look at the pros and cons of different methods of washing. We’ll look at the different methods of spinning and how to bring out your fleeces’ best characteristics.

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

Working spinning wheel and all of its parts, even the ones you’ve never used. Extra bobbins, niddy noddy, lazy kate, measuring tape, scissors and handcards. Knitting needles in a range that you like to knit with. Materials kit purchased directly from instructor. Kit includes portions of three different washed fleeces, handouts, and sample cards. 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

Advanced beginner, intermediate and expert

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Fleece In your Hands


Single session on Friday, April 30, at 2 pm ET | 11 am PT | 18:00 UTC.

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Enrolled students receive 30-day access to the video recordings of the class.

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
Fleece In your Hands
Judith MacKenzie

Judith MacKenzie

Judith MacKenzie is the ultimate textile artist and teacher. She has an in-depth understanding of every aspect of spinning, weaving, knitting, and dyeing. Her teaching career spans the globe from such fascinating places as above the Arctic Circle all the way to Turkey. Judith is the author of Teach Yourself Visually: Handspinning and The International Spinner. She often writes for Ply, Spin-Off, Knits, and Handwoven. She lives in Forks, WA

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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