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Fiber Prep 101 with Tammy Jordan (Fri Full Day)

Fiber Prep 101 with Tammy Jordan (Fri 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:  8+ Students under 12 are welcome with an adult who is also taking the class.

Materials Fee:  $15 - includes 2-4 ounces raw fiber, wash tub, 4oz bottle, Unicorn Power Scour, gloves, mesh bag for washing, line and pin to dry, and a helpful resource guide with information, handouts, tips and tricks for processing fleece. Students will take home all materials provided to them.

Options: none

Please Bring:  Questions, a smile, and a willingness to learn. Students can bring fiber and some of their own processing tools from home that they would like to learn to process/use. Come prepared to get a little dirty and have a lot of fun!

To Do BEFORE Class:  nothing


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

In Classroom Area:  1 (Kitchen)

Date/Time:  Fri April 28  9am - noon  AND  2pm - 5pm


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. Her love of sheep, wool, writing, and inspiring others to learn led her on the path of running her own business, Goldieknots Montana, which specializes in Montana grown wool, locally processed yarn and spinning fiber, and Made in Montana handmade gift items, as well as educational programming in fiber arts. She has written for Ashford’s The Wheel magazine, participated in the Montana Art’s Council MAP program, and has taught at festivals throughout the United States including SAFF, Estes Park Wool Market, and Trailing of the Sheep. Her teaching style is fun, creative, and interactive, and when she’s not in her studio creating or on the road teaching, you can find her writing articles for her local newspaper and 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, 2022, we will refund 50% of the class fee, and after April 15, 2022, refunds are no longer available.

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

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