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New Brunswick College of Craft & Design

457 Queen Street

Fredericton, NB E3B5H1

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ONE DAY WORKSHOPS | $85 + HST (INCLUDES ONE 6 HOUR CLASS)

There is nothing better than burying your fingers into a freshly shorn sheep fleece! Soft wool fibers, lanolin, and the smell of sheep; nothing more magical than taking that fiber and seeing it come alive as spun yarn at your very finger tips. The world of spinning raw wool, while amazingly rewarding, can also be intimidating to dive into. Rachel MacGillivray will help you take the plunge and uncover some of the mystery. Here, you’ll learn about different types of fleece and how to pick a good one for spinning. You’ll find out what to do when you get it home, including: skirting and different ways to clean, prepare the fibre, and spin. Together we will skirt and wash up a fleece and play with fibre prep. Participants will learn everything they need to go out and buy a fleece and start spinning!

Please note: this is not a basic "learn to spin" workshop.

MATERIAL COST: $20.00

Instructor: Rachel MacGillivray

Rachel A. MacGillivray studied Fashion Design at Ryerson University and, after working in the industry in Toronto, she moved to New Brunswick to follow her love of textiles. She completed her Textile Diploma & Advanced Studio Practice (ASP) Certificate at the New Brunswick College of Craft & Design (NBCCD). Rachel has won multiple national competitions, scholarships, and awards and has had her work shown in museums internationally. Primarily now a spinner, knitter, and wool enthusiast, Rachel also uses textile techniques such as knitting, embroidery, quilting, garment making, and image transfer in her work to explore themes of memory and community. Currently, she’s pursuing her arts practice and instructing at the New Brunswick College of Craft & Design.

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What's the refund policy?

Attendees can receive full refunds up to 7 days before your events start date. After that a special request will need to be made to the organizer.

Upon cancellation of the workshops due to low enrollement or extenuating circumstance a full refund will be granted.

What happens if a class is cancelled?

If a class is cancelled due to inclement weather, or another unfortunate circumstance, every attempt will be made to notify participants in advance. Participants will be notified of the rescheduled class time during their next session, or by phone or email.

Where do I park?

Parking for courses offered at the college follows city of Fredericton parking by-laws. There is no charge for public parking in the downtown area after 5 p.m. on weekdays, and parking is free on weekends.

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