The Dutchess County Fairgrounds
6550 Spring Brook Ave.
Rhinebeck, NY 12572

NYS Sheep & Wool Festival - Workshop Registration

Woolen or Worsted: Which One and Why?

Thursday, October 19, 2017

1:00 - 4:00

Instructor: Carolyn Rivello

Class Fee: $100.00

Material Fee: $0.00

Maximum Class Size: 10

1 Seats Available

About Seat Availability: The availability shown above does NOT A GUARANTEE that an actual seat is available to be purchased. Each registration will be verified after your purchase and if an over sale of seats occurs you will be notified and the price of the over sold seat will be refunded in it's entirety.

Registration Disabled


Come join us for a fun overview comparison of the two major yarn types. By the time we’re through, you’ll know the characteristics of each type and how to best produce them both (and hybrids of them, too).

We’ll go through the choices to be made when creating each type (breeds, washing, prep, spinning, finishing). We’ll discuss what each type is good for in terms of end use – and not just end use of items made, but also end use in terms of construction technique (knitting, weaving, crochet, etc.) There will be numerous samples of both types of yarn and finished items for student to examine and compare, and to inspire projects of their own.

Level of Experience:  You must be able to spin a continuous yarn and be able to ply to take this class.

Questions for Carolyn?  Email her at

Materials Information

There is a $10 material fee included in the registration fee.

Materials Provided by Instructor: Fiber and handouts Materials

Provided by Student: Working wheel or spindle, cards and combs if you have them, pen, paper, yarn to tie samples, index cards or labels, baggies, marker, niddy-noddy or ball winder, knitting needles or crochet hooks (optional to make up samples if there is time)

Homework: None

Workshop Instructor

Carolyn Rivello has been involved with handwork of all kinds since learning to sew in 4-H when she was young. She has been spinning for seventeen more