Know Your Wool

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 free mini-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.

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Learn the difference between four types of wools: fine, medium, long and double-coated wools with expert instruction from Deb.

At the Wool Market

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.

Sourcing Wool

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!

Using Your Wool

Shave it, spin it, knit it, wear it. Now that you know the differences between wools, how should you use each kind?

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