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Fiber Prep 101 with Tammy Jordan (Sat Full Day)

Fiber Prep 101 with Tammy Jordan (Sat Full Day)

Are you new to fiber processing or wanting to learn how to start from the beginning? If so, this is the perfect class for you! During this class we'll cover the basic types of wool and best preparation practices including skirting, picking, washing, carding, and combing. There will be plenty of time for questions and for those who have experience and would like, you'll have the opportunity to spin some of the fiber as well. In the morning we'll go over types of wool and washing of fiber, and in the afternoon, process it for spinning. Also provided as part of materials will be a resource binder with information on wool, processing equipment, best practices, tips, tricks, and other helpful information.


Level:  No experience necessary

Ages: This class is appropriate for any age, however children under the age of 13 should be accompanied by an adult also taking the class

Materials Fee: $20: 2 ounces raw fiber, 1 ounce processed fiber, wash bin, 4 ounce bottle Power Scour, gloves, wash bag, and class resource guide, all of which students will take with them when they leave the class. Students will also have access to use several types of fiber processing equipment in the class.

Options: none

Please Bring: Questions, a smile, and a willingness to learn. Students may also bring any raw fiber they are interested in learning how to process (just a couple of ounces will do), and any fiber processing equipment they would like to learn to use.

To Do BEFORE Class:  nothing


This Class will be held in Building 1 (Classroom Building)

In Classroom Area:  1

Date/Time:  Sat April 27  9am - noon  AND  2pm - 5pm ( 6 hour class)


Please arrive at Class Check-In (at the entrance to the Class Building) at least 10 minutes early to receive your Nametag and find your class area.

  • Instructor Bio

    Tammy is a fourth-generation fiber artist who enjoys sharing her passion with everyone she meets. She has a fiber-arts business, Goldieknots Montana, specializing in Montana-grown wool, yarn, spinning fiber, and Made in Montana gift items. Prior to moving to Montana, she lived in Southern California and the Pocono Mountains where she was a Humane Education specialist for the SPCA. Her teaching style is fun, creative, and interactive. When she’s not in her studio creating, spinning, knitting, or felting, you can find her spending time with her dogs, sheep, horse, and other barnyard critters.

  • Cancellation / Refund Policy

    In the unfortunate event you need to cancel your registration, please contact the Great Basin Fiber Arts Fair team at or by calling 385.429.3201.

    Please note: after March 31, 2024, we will refund 50% of the class fee, and after April 15, 2024, refunds are no longer available.

    Transfers to other classes will be approved on an individual basis.

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