Over the course of the week, a team of spinners will demonstrate the processes of carding, spinning, and plying and offer the opportunity for members of the audience to try their hand at spinning.
The Northern Fibres Guild has been active in the Yukon for more than 30 years and includes a skilled, artistic, and enthusiastic group of spinners. They spin both local and imported fibres directly from the fleece of sheep, alpacas and occasionally llama or muskox as well as dog hair. Their handspun fibre is often dyed with natural and synthetic dyes and sometimes hand painted. It is then knit, or woven into attractive and original garments or fabrics.