Cormo sheep are beloved by fiber artists for their exquisite fine wool, high crimp and long staples. Signe Ostby and her team at Valhalla Yarns produce high quality Cormo with a consistent micron count of 19 or less. This past year we’ve had the pleasure of spinning Signe's Cormo and Alpaca fibers into yarn at our mill, and we love it! We love it so much, we decided to dedicate a weekend to sharing it with you through workshops in knitting and handspinning as well as a chance to listen to Signe share her own experiences in breeding, knitting and creating with Cormo wool.
Abundant Earth Fiber's shop and knit lounge are free and open to the public 9:30am - 6:00pm both Friday and Saturday. We invite you to bring your wheel and spin with us for free Friday, 10:00am - 5:00pm. Workshops in knitting and handspinning with Cormo will be offered by Sarah Pope and Michael Kelson. Signe Ostby will share her extensive knowledge and experience with Cormo at our keynote presentation, 2:00pm on Saturday. All are welcome. Workshops cost $95 plus a materials cost of $40 for a corresponding yarn/fiber package.
|9:30||Fiber Lab Open|
|10:00 - 5:00||FREE Public Spin-In|
|12:00 - 2:00||Lunch|
|2:00 - 5:00||What Does This Yarn Want to Be?|
|6:00||Fiber Lab Closed|
The Fiber Lab is a place for creative community of all ages and abilities. We welcome all, and don't want cost to be the reason someone couldn't participate. With gratitude for those who've made it possible, we have 12 pre-paid workshop seats (and their corresponding fiber/yarn package) available upon request. Simply email your interest to firstname.lastname@example.org
Self-serve coffee, tea & water will be available at no charge in our lounge from 9:30am - 2:00pm both days.
A catered lunch will be served from 12pm - 2pm both days, and is free to workshop attendees or $15 for unregistered guests.
Nearby restaurants are also accessible. See our Plan a Visit page to find a few of our “Favorite Local Eateries”.