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Felted Vest Workshop with Katharine Jolda

August 10, 2013 @ 10:00 am - August 11, 2013 @ 5:00 pm

Felted vest-making workshop with guest singers from Kitka
Date:  Saturday and Sunday, August 10-11, 10 am to 5 pm each day
Location:  Bodega Pastures, Bodega CA
Cost: $250 – Limited to 6 students. Includes camping and two meals. One space left as of July 31st.

Registration: email fibershed@gmail.com.

In this two-day workshop, you will make for yourself a customized and stylish felt vest from Bodega Pastures’ finest sheep’s wool.

Day 1: Size and design the patterns, card the wool on the Cyclocarder, meet and greet the sheep! Continuing the ancient tradition of singing while working, members of Kitka, the world-famous woman’s vocal ensemble, will bring folk songs from Eastern Europe.

Day 2: Felting and decorating the vests. Plus, a small natural dye project for embellishment.

Camping is accommodated on site, and a full dinner and breakfast will be provided. The setting is rustic, but wheelchair accessible.

Instructor Katharine Ellen Jolda is the artisan behind Felt the Sun, a collection of felt apparel made from Navajo and Bay Area wool, and understands her felt practice as a creative form of “direct action” that builds reciprocal and honorable relationships to serve practical needs.

Read more about Katharine in the blog post Mother of Invention on the Fibershed blog.

Bodega Pastures is a 1200-acre ranch in the hills surrounding Salmon Creek, just outside of the town of Bodega. Since the 1960s, several families have collaborated as stewards of the land, running about 300 sheep, and offering a Waldorf-inspired pre-school for children in the area.

Details

Start:
August 10, 2013 @ 10:00 am
End:
August 11, 2013 @ 5:00 pm
Event Category:

Venue

Bodega Pastures
Bodega, CA 94922 United States + Google Map
Phone:
707-327-6816
Website:
http://www.bodeganet.com/BodegaPastures/

Organizer

Fibershed
Email:
fibershed@gmail.com
Website:
http://www.fibershed.com/

Coming into balance with natural systems- how to provide food, fiber, fuel and flora without extracting more than what must be returned? Agriculture that mimics natural systems- silvopastures, food forests, and the polyculture model are being deployed profitably in farms across the globe. If you are interested in these systems, this is a great entry level article, we also recommend the author-- Eric Toensmeier's new book on Carbon Farming.
Book: www.chelseagreen.com/the-carbon-farming-solution
Article: permaculturenews.org/2016/01/21/polyculture-pattern-language-nitrogen-fixation-patterns/
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'From the Land Comes the Cloth' describes the rich history and a series of stunning photos of Harris Tweed by Ian Lawson in Selvedge Magazine: "As I began to photograph the landscape, the people, and the tweed, I started to see patterns emerge. A beat began and the rhythm of Harris Tweed flowed into my consciousness and into my pictures..."
What patterns emerge as the land becomes cloth in your fibershed?
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