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January 2018

Learn To Spin – On The Wheel

January 20 @ 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
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One event on March 10, 2018 at 1:00pm

Fiber Circle Studio, 8099 La Plaza Suite H
Cotati, CA 94931
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$125

Learn the basics of wheel operation and maintenance, treadling, pre-drafting, drafting, and spinning yarn. You’ll try spinning three different wool preparations: roving, rolags, and batts. We’ll also talk about spinning “in the grease,” what it means and the pros and cons of spinning unprepared wool. You’ll leave with several spun singles and fiber to practice with. All materials are included! Ages: 14+ Skill Requirements: Drop Spinning OR knowledge and skill of drafting. Taught by: Melanie Perkins

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Mushroom & Lichen Dyes with Alissa Allen

January 20 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
West County Fiber Arts, 3787 Ross Road
Sebastopol, CA 95472 United States
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$150

This 1-day workshop takes place at West County Fiber Arts in Sebastopol, CA. Regional Dye Palette Every region has its own palette of mushroom and lichen dyes. This class takes an in-depth look at using local, wild fungi as sustainable, safe dye sources. Starting with 10-12 different species, with the addition of safe mordants and pH modifiers, we end up with about 20 colors in all. Wild Harvest All of the dyes used are ethically harvested, dried, and weighed (using some fresh…

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Zapotec Natural Dye Workshop

January 20 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Hearst Museum of Anthropology, 102 Kroeber Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
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$50

Natural materials have been used to produce dyes and colorants throughout much of human history. In Oaxaca, the way of learning has been passed down from generation. Join master dyer and weaver Porfirio Gutiérrez to learn about the rich history of the craft in its cultural context, to make a range of richly colored dyes using natural colorants derived from the indigo, cochineal, and wild marigold and to apply the dyes to yarn and cloth. Porfirio Gutiérrez is descended from a long…

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Warner Mountain Weavers Potluck

January 20 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
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One event on January 20, 2018 at 12:30pm

One event on February 10, 2018 at 12:30pm

Warner Mountain Weavers, 459 South Main St.
Cedarville, 96104 United States
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Warner Mountain Weavers is having a Potluck Saturday January 7th  2017 at 12:30pm Bring your favorite dish, knitting project, a friend and your appetite. 

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Mushroom & Lichen Dyes with Alissa Allen

January 21 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
West County Fiber Arts, 3787 Ross Road
Sebastopol, CA 95472 United States
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$150

This 1-day workshop takes place at West County Fiber Arts in Sebastopol, CA. Regional Dye Palette Every region has its own palette of mushroom and lichen dyes. This class takes an in-depth look at using local, wild fungi as sustainable, safe dye sources. Starting with 10-12 different species, with the addition of safe mordants and pH modifiers, we end up with about 20 colors in all. Wild Harvest All of the dyes used are ethically harvested, dried, and weighed (using some fresh…

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Lichen Dye Workshop

January 21 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
UC Berkeley Botanical Garden, 200 Centennial Drive
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
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$65 - $75

This class and workshop will provide an overview and history of lichen dyes followed by information on the methodologies of creating lichen dye baths. We will heat up some dyes and add fiber samples (provided). While the dye lichens are doing their work, Shelly will lead class participants on a walk in the surrounding area to look for lichens in the Garden. We will learn some common lichen species and the characteristics that help identify those good for dyeing. After…

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Sewing Lab

January 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Monday, repeating until February 12, 2018

Fiber Circle Studio, 8099 La Plaza Suite H
Cotati, CA 94931
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$55 - $70

4 Separate Mondays  6-8:30 Jan 22, 29, Feb 5, 12 A love of adornment is one of our most basic tendencies. It exists in all cultures, telling stories about who we are and how we see ourselves. Come together is this 2.5 hour workshop/lab to make your own simple clothing and hone your sense of personal style. Be inspired to develop your skills in a group of fun loving women. Start with easy and then sooner than you think you’ll be…

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Mimicking Nature: Field Day at Paicines Ranch

January 23 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Paicines Ranch Paicines, CA United States + Google Map
$900

Hosted on the historic Paicines Ranch – which encompasses 7,600 acres of rangeland, vineyards and row crops – this special pre-conference field day will give attendees the opportunity to see regenerative practices on the ranch and learn about the overarching frameworks and core principles from top leaders in the field. The day starts with an introductory overview of the new Regenerative Agriculture movement, followed by presentations on the fundamentals of soil health and whole-systems thinking. We’ll demonstrate how to put…

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Sewing Lab

January 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until February 13, 2018

An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until February 13, 2018

Rainbow Fabrics, 50 Bolinas Road
Fairfax, CA 94930 United States
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$225

A love of adornment is one of our most basic tendencies. It exists in all cultures, telling stories about who we are and how we see ourselves. Come together is this class to make your own simple clothing or home interior textiles and hone your sense of personal style. Be inspired to develop your sewing skills in a group of fun loving and creative women.  Start with easy (pillows, bags etc) and then sooner than you think you'll be making…

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Sewing Lab

January 23 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until February 13, 2018

An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until February 13, 2018

Rainbow Fabrics, 50 Bolinas Road
Fairfax, CA 94930 United States
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$225

A love of adornment is one of our most basic tendencies. It exists in all cultures, telling stories about who we are and how we see ourselves. Come together is this class to make your own simple clothing or home interior textiles and hone your sense of personal style. Be inspired to develop your sewing skills in a group of fun loving and creative women.  Start with easy (pillows, bags etc) and then sooner than you think you'll be making…

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