Felted vest-making workshop with guest singers from Kitka
Date: Saturday and Sunday, July 13 and 14, 10 am to 5 pm each day
Location: Bodega Pastures, Bodega CA
Cost: $250, including camping and two meals. Limited to 6 students.
We have two work-trade tuitions of $200 available in exchange for meal preparation. Please contact Katharine at firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
Registration: To be placed on the wait list, email email@example.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, former 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.