Deborah Robson

Know Your Wool

Deborah Robson
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Learn the difference between four types of wools: fine, medium, long and double-coated wools with expert instruction from Deb.
Baaah! Deb visits a wool market and shows you around. You'll learn to look at wool in each stage of the process - from un-sheared sheep to finished yarns.
Find breed-specific yarn with Deb's help and hints. You'll know where to go to source you'll wool after taking this lesson.
See what a difference the wool makes when it comes to swatching. Then learn to read your swatch before moving onto patterns and projects!
Shave it, spin it, knit it, wear it. Now that you know the differences between wools, how should you use each kind?
5 Lessons
1  hrs 27  mins

Don’t lose sleep over the characteristics of sheep; instead, get breed and fiber knowledge you can count on in Know Your Wool. In this class Deborah, co-author of “The Fleece and Fiber Sourcebook,” will help you develop a nuanced understanding of different types of wool. She’ll also share her secrets to effective swatching and tips on tracking down breed-specific yarns. The educational experience isn’t confined to the classroom; you’ll tag along with Deborah as she explores a wool market, meeting shepherds, vendors and sheep along the way.

Deborah Robson

The author of The Fleece & Fiber Sourcebook, Deborah Robson teaches workshops internationally on natural fibers.

Deborah Robson

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3 Responses to “Know Your Wool”

  1. mary roddy

    These short videos are very informative, sheep are fantastic and we need to preserve those genitics!

  2. Victoria Little

    Thank you so much. I have learned a lot. You inspire me to start spinning and knitting again.

  3. Fatimah Musah

    I’m learning a lot from here .Thank you</strong>

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