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Spinning… because knitting isn’t weird enough –Lisa Smith @ SOGALO15 2015-01-24

How to make your own yarn.

I’ll be demonstrating how to prepare and spin natural fibers including different breeds of sheeps wool, angora and mohair into yarn using a spinning wheel. I’ll also show items that can be knitted or woven from your own handspun yarns.

Lisa Smith is an avid sock knitter who one day decided to learn to spin her own sock yarn. This adventure eventually led to the purchase of Smokey, her hillbilly French angora rabbit, numerous sheep fleeces and a houseful of fuzz. Her blog is www.lisathemom.com.

Come hear Lisa at South Georgia Growing Local 2015, January 24th 2015, Pine Grove Middle School, near Valdosta, in Lowndes County Georgia.