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April 2015
$30

Intro to Spinning

April 25 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Every 2 weeks on Saturday until May 23, 2015
hand • made studio,
17175 Bodega Highway, Bodega, CA, United States
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This 3-class series focuses on how to spin using a drop spindle. Learn on local, heritage breed fleeces from experienced spinner Linda Gamble (Spinning in the Wind). For complete beginners to intermediate—come as you are and leave with a finished skein of yarn! Classes cover: – spinning & drafting – plying – finishing – troubleshooting – materials & resources Followed by a community spinning circle, free to the public. Cost: $30 per class plus an optional materials fee When:…

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Fleece sale at Bodega Pastures

April 26 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Bodega Pastures,
Bodega, CA 94922 United States
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Bodega Pastures has just sheared and they have a barn full of beautiful fleeces for sale – colored and white, Corridale, Romney, and Navajo. Come visit Sunday April 26, 10 to 4. For more information, call Hazel at 707-327-6816. To get to the ranch, you go north out of Bodega on Salmon Creek Road. There is a T intersection about a mile out of town, and Salmon Creek Road is the westward arm of the T. The road that continues north…

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May 2015
$35

Intro to Spinning Yarn on a Wheel (afternoon class)

May 8 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Every week until May 29, 2015
hand • made studio,
17175 Bodega Highway, Bodega, CA, United States
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A class covering the basics of how to spin yarn using a spinning wheel, taught by Marie Hoff.  In this class series we’ll cover: – drafting & spinning – equipment maintenance & care- – anatomy of a spinning wheel – basics of wool classing & breeds – gauges of yarn – washing & finishing Prior experience is great, though this class is also for the complete beginner.  If you have a wheel already, bring it!  If not yet, you’ll learn…

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$30

Intro to Spinning

May 9 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Every 2 weeks on Saturday until May 23, 2015
hand • made studio,
17175 Bodega Highway, Bodega, CA, United States
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This 3-class series focuses on how to spin using a drop spindle. Learn on local, heritage breed fleeces from experienced spinner Linda Gamble (Spinning in the Wind). For complete beginners to intermediate—come as you are and leave with a finished skein of yarn! Classes cover: – spinning & drafting – plying – finishing – troubleshooting – materials & resources Followed by a community spinning circle, free to the public. Cost: $30 per class plus an optional materials fee When:…

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75-80

Wet Felted Slipper Class

May 10 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
hand • made studio,
17175 Bodega Highway, Bodega, CA, United States
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Come treat your feet to an experience they’ve never “felt” before!  Using local Corriedale, undyed batting and the resist method, each student will create a pair of wet felted slippers ~ made to fit.  Note: some bending and rolling work required.  All materials included in the cost of class.  Bring yourself and bring a lunch!         Cost: $80, includes materials Special: $75 if you register by May 1st.  Contact Jonatha at jmfoli@gmail.com to register, or…

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$5

Mother’s Day Open House at Canvas Ranch

May 10 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Canvas Ranch,
755 Tomales Road, Petaluma, CA 94952 United States
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Help us celebrate spring! Bring mom and the whole family for a good old-fashioned farm day and social. Sunday, May 10th 11:00-4:00 pm, bring a blanket and picnic and spread out on our lawn. Tour the farm See the babydoll lambs and cashmere goats Shop our farm products Fun activities for kids Tour painter Tim Schaible’s art studio and see his latest works! Adults $5, kids $3; subject to cancellation due to rain; no dogs allowed. Download the flyer…

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$35

Intro to Spinning Yarn on a Wheel (afternoon class)

May 15 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Every week until May 29, 2015
hand • made studio,
17175 Bodega Highway, Bodega, CA, United States
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A class covering the basics of how to spin yarn using a spinning wheel, taught by Marie Hoff.  In this class series we’ll cover: – drafting & spinning – equipment maintenance & care- – anatomy of a spinning wheel – basics of wool classing & breeds – gauges of yarn – washing & finishing Prior experience is great, though this class is also for the complete beginner.  If you have a wheel already, bring it!  If not yet, you’ll learn…

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Valley Ford Wool Festival

May 16 @ 10:00 am - May 17 @ 5:00 pm
Valley Ford Mercantile & Wool Mill,
14390 Hwy 1, Valley Ford, 94972 United States
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Join us for an amazing celebration of Farm to Home! Help us celebrate the wonderful fibers being grown right here in our own Sonoma, Marin, and Mendocino Counties. May is our peak shearing season, a natural harvest time for wools. Learn about how fiber growers and artists trade and sell fleeces from raw, to washed, to carded, to handspun yarns and felted fabrics. Artisan crafted wool goods available will include clothing, bedding, home accessories, blankets, rugs, handspun yarns and…

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$35

Intro to Spinning Yarn on a Wheel (afternoon class)

May 22 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until May 29, 2015
hand • made studio,
17175 Bodega Highway, Bodega, CA, United States
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A class covering the basics of how to spin yarn using a spinning wheel, taught by Marie Hoff.  In this class series we’ll cover: – drafting & spinning – equipment maintenance & care- – anatomy of a spinning wheel – basics of wool classing & breeds – gauges of yarn – washing & finishing Prior experience is great, though this class is also for the complete beginner.  If you have a wheel already, bring it!  If not yet, you’ll learn…

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$30

Intro to Spinning

May 23 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every 2 weeks on Saturday until May 23, 2015
hand • made studio,
17175 Bodega Highway, Bodega, CA, United States
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This 3-class series focuses on how to spin using a drop spindle. Learn on local, heritage breed fleeces from experienced spinner Linda Gamble (Spinning in the Wind). For complete beginners to intermediate—come as you are and leave with a finished skein of yarn! Classes cover: – spinning & drafting – plying – finishing – troubleshooting – materials & resources Followed by a community spinning circle, free to the public. Cost: $30 per class plus an optional materials fee When:…

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Fibershed Marketplace @ Temescal, Oakland

May 24 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Temescal Farmer’s Market,
5300 Claremont Ave. (DMV), Oakland, CA 94618 United States
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Fibershed Marketplace brings its beautiful local yarn, fiber, handmade garments and sheep skins to the Farmer’s Market. For more information: http://www.urbanvillageonline.com/markets/temescal/  

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Weave a Real Peace (WARP) Conference

May 29 - 31
Mercy Retreat Center,
2300 Adeline Dr., Burlingame, CA 94010 United States
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Mark your calendars for the 23rd Annual Meeting of Weave a Real Peace (WARP). Rebecca Burgess will be a program speaker on the subject of “Engaging Communities through Sustainable Textiles” with Maggie Leininger of Industrious Anarchy and Fibershed Midwest.  More information is available on the WARP 2015 flyer and the WARP website, linked below. To register, download and submit the registration form.

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