Monday, January 20, 2014

Do You Know Your Wool?

I certainly know my wool now as I just finished Craftsy’s free online class named Know Your Wool. It was not only an educating but highly enjoyable experience.

Once I took my children to their pre-schools, I would make myself a cup of tea, equip myself with a notebook and a pen (yes, I’m a good student and I took notes) and enjoy watching Deborah Robson, a textile specialist, who instructed this video class. I paused the video when I needed to take notes and to find (and bookmark) the recommended resources on the Internet.

It’s incredible how many things about wool, its productions, and deferent breeds I have learned. Before I watched this class, the word “crimp” was not even in my vocabulary (I had to look up its meaning/translation in a dictionary).

I’ve learned how to choose and test the right kind of wool for a particular project. Another great thing that I’ve learned is how to find a good quality wool yarns made in the USA (which is important to me because I want to support wool breeders of my country first) as well as around the globe.

I want to thank Craftsy and Deborah Robson for this wonderful class, and I would highly recommend it to other crocheters and especially knitters.

Know Your Wool Online Class is available for free. All you need is an e-mail or a Facebook account to register. Once registered you can watch the videos at your own pace and re-watch them as many times as you like.

Free Online Know Your Wool Class

Craftsy Free Classes

Disclosure: The opinions expressed in this post are entirely my own.  Craftsy is one of my affiliates, and I might get a small commission from your registration for their online classes.


  1. Olá Olga!
    E muito bom,conhecer a qualidade da lã.
    Principalmente para roupas de criança,que precisa ser anti-alérgica né.
    Obrigado pela dica,gostei.
    Beijos fique com Deus.

  2. That is one thing I cannot have. I am allergic to wool. I have seen so many pretty sweaters that are made from it, but I have to stop myself.

  3. Thank you so much for the information, it looks like a great class.

  4. Wow, this class looks very interesting! I've never tried an online craft class before and this would be a great introduction. Thanks for the wonderful review :)

  5. Thank you for sharing your experience with this class on Craftsy, I am already registered but I haven't tried any of the classes as yet, this certainly looks like a good place to start Olga :-)