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Webinar 2: Spinning Long and Fine wools (Hands-On Workshop) with Barbara Kendrick


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Webinar #2 is a part of a four part series, “Wool: The Long and the Fine of it! Webinars”

If you can’t attend, the Webinar will be recorded and available for a month following the live session.

Buy each individual webinar separately:

  • Single Individual Webinar (OHS Members) $20
  • Single Individual Webinar (Non-Members) $25


Webinar 2: Spinning Long and Fine Wools (Hands-On Workshop)

Speaker: Barbara Kendrick
Date: Sunday, April 14, 2024 @ 2pm ET

Description: After learning about the Long and Fine aspects of wool, one may wonder what the next steps are in our fibre adventure. Calling on the expertise of OHS spinning certificate graduate Barbara Kendrick, she will present a demonstration of preparing and spinning two different wools: a fine Rambouillet from The Gaynor Homestead, and a Lincoln Longwool from St. Isidore Farm. As an added twist, Barbara will spin both washed fleece and prepared roving, using the fibre pack (available for purchase) as an example. Purchase of the fibre pack is recommended but not required.


Barbara Kendrick

Bio: I live in an off-grid log house in Muskoka with my husband, 2 labradors, 2 cats, 16 chickens, and a shed full of fleece. Her spinning journey began in the mid 1970s with the purchase of a beautiful CPW and lessons through Burr House – during which I felt as though I had done this before. I soon added many different wheels to my collection, including my workhorse – a Lendrum. In the late 1990s, Wendy Bateman encouraged me to take the OHS Spinning Certificate course. The knowledge that I acquired during the program changed the way I spin, helping me to choose the best techniques to achieve my end results. After six years, in 2017, I graduated with distinction. I have instructed for the Spinning Certificate program for a number of years, as well as teaching many new members of my guild how to spin using various techniques. Fleece is my addiction…every spring I visit my favourite sheep farms to collect more for my stash in the barn. I prefer first or second clip of a soft-to-medium fleece, for garments that can be worn next to the skin. I love the whole process: from the smell and feel of a farm fresh fleece, through the washing, sorting, and carding. I have been an active member of the Pine Cone Treadlers for many years, building lifelong friendships with a bunch of overly creative minds sharing what we love.