Wisconsin S&W Registration is Open; So You Want to Be a Dyer?

Pet the sheep, take a class!

Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival is a little gem of a fiber show. Held the weekend after Labor Day in Jefferson Wisconsin it has everything bigger shows have

Pet the sheep, take a class!

but without the stampeding crowds. This is a show that runs at a relaxing pace, everyone is having a good time, no need to rush. There are classes, vendors, a fleece competition and sale, sheep dog trails, and food trucks roll in from Madison. I’m teaching there again this year, Friday-Sunday, my classes are: The Gist of Grist, Pretty Maids All in Row: Successive Color Plying, Yarnitecture, and Colorplay: Stress-Free Ways of Spinning Color. Already taken those classes? Amy Tyler, Kate Larson and Emily Wohlscheid are also teaching spinning!



Have you even had the desire to become a dyer? Do you think it’s all about waiting for the color muse to strike and creating beautiful, right-the-first-time colors, that will sell out immediately?  In this short video (16 minutes), Amy of Stranded Dyeworks gives us all the low-down on what it’s really like to be a working dyer. Thanks to The Knitgirlls for pointing me to the video!

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Jillian is the​ author of the best-selling spinning book Yarnitecture. She is the editor​ of Knittyspin and Developmental Editor for PLY and PLY Books. She kinda loves this spinning thing and wants everyone who spins to love it too, so she teaches and writes a lot. She knits, weaves, and stitches and tries to do as much of it as she can with handspun yarn. She's always cooking up all kinds of exciting and creative things combining fiber arts. She likes her mysteries British, her walks woodsy, and to spend as much time as she can laughing. Spy on her on her website jillianmoreno.com