Fleece to Fulling with MSW Staff
Back in the 1970s and '80s the main class option at MSW was a 6 week intensive where the students arrived and were handed a raw sheeps fleece and proceeded to go through all the steps of sorting, washing, picking, carding, spinning and eventually to weaving a fully handspun wool blanket. It was a most unforgettable experience and helped to shape an inspire many a student. We are pleased to once again offer this unique opportunity to come and start at the beginning and go through all the processes that were once a mainstay in the act of making clothing and household textiles. There is no previous spinning, dyeing or weaving experience needed for this class and we will be limiting the class to 5 students at a time and hopefully offer this twice a year. The class will be taught by Norman’s former students who took this class in the '70s & '80s and those of the next generation who have learned from these alumni. Hopefully Norman will also be on hand to give his advice and tell stories while the wheels spin away!