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PO Box 414
Tracy City, TN 37387
USA

A FIRST HAND INTRODUCTION INTO THE WORLD OF RAISING FIBER ANIMALS, SPINNING, WEAVING, AND NATURAL DYEING.

8/25/19 - Drop-In Fiber Processing

Workshops

Thanks for stopping by! Stay in touch as this page is continuously updated with Workshop opportunities.

My goal at Fiber Farm is to provide a first hand glimpse of sustainable + creative endeavors happening here on the Cumberland Plateau.

Each workshop is specifically designed to teach you a particular skill so that you may go out and make, mend, and/or create; building upon the knowledge you gained during our time together.

Feel free to get in touch if you have any questions!

(kacie@fiberfarm.net / 423.280.4004)

| If you would like to schedule a private or group workshop experience, let me know and we'll make something happen to suit your schedule. |

8/25/19 - Drop-In Fiber Processing

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8/25/19 - Drop-In Fiber Processing

25.00

Sunday, August 25, 2019

~10:00 AM - 4:00 PM  [CST]

Join me on the farm for a day of hands on fiber processing. Feel free to drop in at any point in the day and learn more about the steps it takes to turn raw fiber into a variety of products.

Learn how to scour, wash, skirt, and card a variety of homegrown alpaca and wool from the resident critters. Throughout the day I will be working to hand process the fiber that was shorn earlier this spring.

Processes that will be taking place throughout the day:

Scouring -cleaning the lanolin from the wool using large stainless steel pots of water heated over an open fire

Washing - fiber washed in large basins to remove any extra debris

Skirting - process of removing debris / less desirable fiber by laying each fleece out on framed screen made from chicken wire

Carding - brushing the fiber all in one direction using a variety of hand and drum carders

This is the perfect opportunity for fiber artists, textile designers, and fellow farmers to get a glimpse into where their materials originate.

Show up when you can and stay as long as you like. This is a very laid back demonstration with the main goal of providing an opportunity for anyone to come and learn more about how clothing was once (and sometimes still is) made.

The location for this gathering is in the back pasture in the lean-to by the barn. We will be working outside over an open fire and alongside a humble herd of curious critters.

Join us as we continue to add to the rich history of this gathering space while enjoying the company of like minds and fresh ideas.

**Please wear clothing you don't mind to get dirty + smelling like a campfire.

*All are welcome, no previous experience is necessary

 

*Due to the time intensive preparation that is required, all workshop sales are final.

Tickets may be transferred to another attendee in case of any last minute changes in plans.

Please feel free to call or email with any questions:

kacie@fiberfarm.net / 423.280.4004

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