Sewing With and Caring For Wool, with Katrina Walker | Episode 69
Sheep farmer, wool expert, and sewing professional Katrina Walker says there’s a sheep for every climate and a type of wool for every purpose. She explains why and offers wisdom about caring for your wool garments in this episode of Sewing With Threads.
Katrina discusses with podcast host and Threads Editorial Director Sarah McFarland:
- how to clean wool garments
- how to prevent wool from shrinking
- dyeing wool garments and fabrics
- strategies for keeping moths and other pests from feasting on your woolens.
Along with the many helpful tips, Katrina tells details about her spoiled sheep and about the many qualities of wool. On the sewing front, she is the instructor for the Sewing with Wool elearning class. Find out more about this course at Threadsmagazine.com/elearning
Wool Admirer to Wool Producer
Katrina’s path to her current career began when she was a youngster growing up on a farm. It developed further after she earned a master’s degree in clothing and textiles and then worked in the raw materials area at Nordstrom Product Group. In time, she says, she went from being an admirer of yarn spinners at the county fair, to a textile geek, to working with the sheep and children through 4-H, to finally being a wool producer for more than a decade.
Wool Inspiration and Information
For inspiration and additional information about sewing with and caring for wool garments, see the 2023 Make it With Wool competition winners featured in Threads Winter #224, available on newsstands November 2, 2023. Plus, see these Threads articles:
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