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Spring: March 21–24, 2022. Explore 4 Fiber Retreat: Gotlands from All Angles. We’ll be experiencing a single breed from all sorts of angles: as fleece direct from the sheep, and from several sources (the genetics are interesting); in a couple of commercially processed forms; we’re working on facilities arrangements for a washing sequence; we’ll felt a bit. We’ll definitely spin. Among other things, you’ll discover the advantages and disadvantages of both working from a whole fleece and buying prepared top or roving. As usual, all sorts of questions and experiments will arise. Guest facilitator and felt artist Faith Hagenhofer will be joining us! Plan to arrive March 20 and depart March 25. 

We have a few spaces available, including Lodge rooms at Lakedale. E-mail if you would like to see whether there are still spaces open in the Spring retreat! To reserve a room at Lakedale, call the facility directly at 800-617-2267 and tell them you’re with Explore 4. If you try to make a reservation online, it will look like there are no rooms available because they’re reserved for us.

Fall: November 7-10, 2022. Crossbreds. In 2017, I facilitated a retreat on crossbred wools. Some folks who were there asked that we revisit the topic, so we will, although from a different perspective. I’m working on the precise way that will happen, but at present I’m thinking (again by request) that we will have a few crossbred wools and representatives of the contributing purebreds. Click here to register.

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