Fibre preparation/ Carding


Saturday, August 19
09:30 to 12:30


78,05 $
18,00 $
96,05 $ (without taxes)

Spaces available


All workshop registrations are non-refundable, unless the class is cancelled by the Festival.

Your weekend pass for the festival is included when taking a workshop. Only one pass per person. You can get your bracelet at the entrance.


This workshop aims to teach spinners how to prepare fiber both from a clean fleece and dyed wool to create fiber that is a dream to spin. Different fibers will be used so students can see how the fiber and its preparation can influence the final yarn.

What to bring

Working wheel, spinning wheel oil, tensioned lazy kate , 3 empty bobbins with leader, hand carders , hand combs or other combs you would like to work with (if students don’t have carders or combs they can borrow mine to work with, they just might need to share amongst other workshop participants so borrowing carders/combs from a friend beforehand would be recommended prior to the workshop instead of purchasing a set).

Material provided:

Various fibers to prepare, handouts.


Alanna Wilcox
Saturday, August 19 09:30 to 12:30
Room #1 AFSPN

No Prerequisite.

Alanna Wilcox spinnybuns

Alanna Wilcox spinnybuns

Alanna Wilcox is an accomplished fiber artist, designer, author and presenter with over 10 years history of spinning, dyeing, knitting, and teaching. She has earned the OHS Spinning Certificate with honors and is currently pursuing an in-depth study to earn the title Master Spinner. With a background in fine art and art education, she is able to make new fiber art techniques accessible to her students while helping them build confidence in using their newly acquired skills. She is currently on the faculty of Nazareth College in addition to having taught at an OHS Seminar and conference, the NYS Sheep and Wool Festival, the Finger Lakes Fiber Festival, & private group workshops. Alanna was introduced to fiber crafts at a young age by her grandmother when her love of playing with thread began. She finds inspiration in colors, textures, and soft squishy things.

Room #1, AFSPN

Room #1, AFSPN

358, rue Rossy, Saint-André-Avellin
Québec, Canada, J0V 1W0


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