Black Sheep Gathering

List of All Classes &
Their Availability

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Friday Classes

All-Day Classes
  • Beginning Rigid Heddle – Diane McKinnon
  • Breed Sampler!: Shave 'Em to Save 'Em – Henry & Roy Clemes
  • Create Your Own Dye Recipe Book – Day 1 of 2 - Terry Mattison
  • Dye Your Own Fiber – Allison Harding
  • Spinning Lofty Yarns from Worsted Preparations – Michael Kelson
  • Textural Nuno Samplers – Patti Barker
Morning Classes
  • Advanced Felting Textures – Loyce Ericson
  • Diameter Control – Judie Overbeek
  • Lustrous, "Springy", or Strong: Sample & Compare a Longwool, a Down Wool & a Primitive – Shelia January
  • Patterned Brioche – JC Briar
  • Short Row Magic!: Baby Hat – Harry Wells
  • Supported Spindle Spinning – Teresa Waldo
Afternoon Classes
  • Combing & Carding for Spinning Success – Shelia January
  • Creating Bumps & Bubbles – Judie Overbeek
  • Felted Buttons of Many Colors - Loyce Ericson
  • Flipside Awesomeness: Reversible Cables – Harry Wells
  • Grazing, Pastures, & Soil Health – "Doing it Right" – Woody Lane
  • Your first Stranded Colorwork – JC Briar

Saturday Classes

    All-Day Classes
    • Beginning Spinning: The Magic of Adding Twist – Shelia January
    • Create Your Own Dye Recipe Book – Day 2 of 2 - Terry Mattison
    • Dye Your Own Yarn – Allison Harding
    • Perfecting Your Plying – Judie Overbeek
    • Rigid Heddle Weaving: Using 2 Heddles for Twice the Fun – Di McKinnon
    • Stained Glass Shawl – Patti Barker
    Morning Classes
    • Beaded Kumihimo Bracelet – Teresa Waldo
    • Beginning Inkle Loom – Barbara diJeannene
    • Blending & Spinning Your Stash with Hand Cards – Michael Kelson
    • Drum Carding 101 – Henry and Roy Clemes
    • Fish Sticks or Chicken Tender Felted Pin Cushion – Loyce Ericson
    • Versatility with Cast-Ons – Harry Wells
    Afternoon Classes
    • Advanced Pick-up Inkle Weaving – Leslie Verts
    • Anything But Batts – Henry & Roy Clemes
    • Blending Fiber on a Hackle – Liz Palmer
    • Colorwork the Easy Way: Mosaic Knitting & Garter Slip Stitch – Harry Wells
    • Let's Do the Twist – Ruth Northrop
    • Viking Knit 4 Petal Bracelet – Teresa Waldo

    Sunday Classes

    All-Day Classes
    • Felted Hat with 3D Elements – Baya Batomunkueva
    • No Fault Weaving: Weaving for Texture and Color – Liz Palmer
    Morning Classes
    • Beginning Rug Hooking – Judy Taylor
    • Bountiful Beasts: Spinning Yak – Judith MacKenzie
    • Captivating Cotton with a Turkish Spindle – Wanda Jenkins
    • Entrelac Basics – JC Briar
    • Felted Sheep: Basic 3D Needle Felting – Miranda Rommel
    • Floating Cables – M K Nance
    • Intro to Blending Boards – Henry & Roy Clemes
    • Shearing on Your Own – Susie Wilson
    • Spinning a Beehive Coil – Allison Harding
    • The Americans – Linda Hansen
    Afternoon Classes
    • Beginner Wool Appliqué: Sheep Coasters – Belinda Mordhorst
    • Beginning Pin Loom Weaving – Hazel Spencer
    • Black Cat Gathering – Juneko Martinson
    • Bountiful Sheep: Blue Faced Leicester – Judith MacKenzie
    • Coil Wrap Basket – Jill Colbert
    • Design Your Own Shawl – M K Nance
    • Frac That! Fractal Spinning Fun – Linda Hansen
    • Loving Your Lace Edges – JC Briar
    • Short Steps to Long Draw – Ruth Northrop
    • Sock Obsessed: Naturally–Dyed Self Striping & Variegated Yarn – Michelle Russell & Meghan Maze
    • Spinning for Socks – Shelia January

Black Sheep Gathering for 2020
has been cancelled

With heavy hearts, we have decided it is in the best interest of our community to cancel the 2020 Black Sheep Gathering. The safety and well-being of our attendees is our utmost concern, and the June timeframe is too soon to ensure that safety. We will plan to see all of you June 25-27, 2021.

To help our vendors, please visit our Marketplace page. There you will find links and/or contact information to make purchases and support our community. We will be working with our animal exhibitors to see if we can find a way to similarly support them.

If you made camping reservations through Linn County, they will be refunding you.

Be safe and stay well!


Judge: Jacob Reister
Reister Farms
Washougal, Washington

Reister Farms was established in 1957 in McMinnville, Oregon and is now a third generation farm located in Washougal, Washington.Read More.


Judge: Bonnie Pember Naumann
Bandera, Texas

Bonnie Pember Naumann was born and raised in Bandera, Texas and she grew up showing Angoras and judging wool and mohair with her local 4H program. Read More.


Wool , Mohair and Alpaca Judge: Judith MacKenzie
Forks, Washington

She has worked as a textile artist for many years. As a spinner, dyer and weaver, she has traveled and worked throughout North America and abroad. Read More.


Judge: Jane McLean
The Dalles, Oregon

I’m Northwest Regional Spinners Association trained. I have helped judge at NwRSA Conferences. Read More.