Talk and Demonstration: Invasive Species, Endemic Breeds - A Sensorial Mapping of the Channel Islands

Event Date: 

Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 5:30pm

Event Contact: 

Lety Garcia Programs and PR Manager

805-893-2951 or

Learn how to pick, card and spin wool on a spindle and wheel with Art Dept Professor Lisa Jevbratt. We will introduce our project, Invasive Species / Endemic Breeds ­– A Sensorial Mapping of the Channel Islands, and discuss the history of the islands, conservation, natural dyeing, and all things wool.

A demonstration on use of the spindle and wheel will be followed by participants trying out several spindles and two spinning wheels that will be available. The result of this evening's work (the cleaned wool and spun yarn) will become part of a larger project because it will be knit and woven onto the blanket and scarves we are making that will be donated to community organizations when finished.