Stephany Wilkes + Amanda Solomon: An Afternoon of Sheep!
Author and sheep shearer, Stephany Wilkes will be visiting us to read from her book Raw Material, Working Wool in the West. In her book she tells the story of American wool through her own journey to becoming a certified sheep shearer which all began with a quest to find local yarn.
Stephany will do a short reading from her book at 1pm and we will follow it with a discussion on the journey wool takes as it makes its way from sheep to the yarn store and what we as consumers can do to support good practices.
Also joining us is local spinner and fiber artist Amanda Solomon. You’ve probably saw her super popular batts and yarns at VKL, or maybe you follow her on Instagram (@asolomon018). She will be demoing her handspun yarns beginning at 12pm. She will also be joining us for the discussion and, of course, have some of her terrific hand spun yarns and batts for sale!