Solitude Wool Field Day 2: Cotswold, Sept 16th
Our second Field Day to learn about different breeds of sheep and their wool is coming up fast! On Sunday, September 16th, from noon to 4:00 pm, we will be at Davlin Farm in Lincoln, Virginia (in Loudoun County, about 50 miles from DC). Davlin raises Cotswold sheep, a heritage, Longwool breed with beautiful lustrous curls of wool. Come meet the sheep, learn about their wool and history, and see Davlin Farm. Sue and I got a tour from Lynn Updegrove, our shepherd host, and it is lovely land with lots of pasture (I’m envious!), a stream, pond and very nice barn. You can just hang out and knit or spin, shop of course and maybe go on a nature walk (we hope to have a guide).
This time we are offering two different mini-workshops:
Introduction to lace knitting with our new Cotswold lambs wool yarn: taught by Karin Fellers (who taught at our first Field day to rave reviews). I don’t have photos to share yet, but the plan is to knit a lace bookmark. We will have two sessions: 12:30 and 2:30 with a limit of eight students per session.
Introduction to spinning Cotswold wool: taught by Caroline Hockenberry. Caroline will cover fiber preperation, spinning a 2-ply lace weight yarn and tail spinning locks of Cotswold. You need to be able to spin yarn and bring your own wheel or spindle. We will have two sessions: 12:30 and 2:30 with a limit of eight students per session.
Cost: there is a $15 entrance fee. You will receive a $10 coupon good towards any Solitude Wool purchase the day of the event; $5 of the fee goes to Davlin Farm.
You can pre-pay if you want, but you can also pay that day at the farm.
Each mini-workshop is $35, which includes a $15 materials fee. If you want to take both classes, you can sign up for one at 12:30 and one at 2:30.
Pre-payment is required to reserve a spot in a mini-workshop, but if there is still room, you can pay at the class that day.
To reserve, please send me an email at: email@example.com and I will send you a PayPal request for payment (no PayPal account needed), or we can work out another payment method.
We had a great time at our first field day, and we are really looking forward to this next one. Hope you can join us!