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Felted Vest Workshop with Katharine Jolda

September 7, 2013 @ 10:00 am - September 8, 2013 @ 5:00 pm

Felted vest-making workshop with guest singers from Kitka
Date:  Saturday and Sunday, September 7-8, 10 am to 5 pm each day
Location:  Bodega Pastures, Bodega CA
Cost:  $250. Limited to 6 students.
Please contact Katharine at katharine@feltthesun.com for more information.

Registration: Only one space left as of August 26th. To reserve your place, email fibershed@gmail.com, and you will be sent a Paypal payment request.

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:
September 7, 2013 @ 10:00 am
End:
September 8, 2013 @ 5:00 pm
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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/

In early May, with the help of excellent volunteers, we planted over 6,000 indigo plants at just one of our sites within the Northern California Fibershed as part of our research on healthy fiber systems that use fossil-carbon-free dyes and appropriate technology. Read more in the new "notes from the field" section of our newsletter: p0.vresp.com/Sf5rG8

Photos by Krystle Moody
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Watch the short film here: pat.ag/HarvestingLibertyVimeo

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Industrial hemp is a crop with the potential to lower the environmental impacts of textile production, empower small-scale farmers and create jobs. "Harvesting Liberty" is a film about that crop and the inspiring people of the Growing Warriors Project and Fibershed working to reintroduce Industrial Hemp to U.S. farmers. Watch the short film here: pat.ag/HarvestingLibertyVimeo Sign the petition: pat.ag/HempPetition

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