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9:30 am

Twined Sweetgrass Basket with Charlie Kennard

April 14 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
UC Berkeley Botanical Garden, 200 Centennial Drive
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
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We will begin small twined baskets made with a diminutive relative of tule (Schoenoplectus americanus) known as “sweetgrass” among native weavers in the Pacific Northwest. As well as being fragrant, it is strong and soft, and lends itself to a variety of weaving strokes.   Charlie Kennard of San Anselmo is a long-time basket weaver […]

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10:00 am

Pick-Up on Four Shafter

April 14 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Oakland Fiber, 1091 Calcot Pl., #314
Oakland, CA 94606
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For the month of April, weaving workshops will focus on pick-up techniques that can be used on three different weave structures: beiderwand, mock damask, and double weave. Pick-up is the process in which a warp pattern is picked up with a stick in order to weave patterns not otherwise possible on threading and tie-ups alone. […]

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11:00 am

The Natural Baby Series: Washcloth

April 14 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Oakland Fiber, 1091 Calcot Pl., #314
Oakland, CA 94606
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In April, we focus on natural handwoven textiles for the baby. All projects in this series will be made using 100% cotton. Arguably the most important textile fiber, cotton is soft, absorbent, light, vegan and naturally hypoallergenic. Take classes in this series to make cloths for your own baby or to give to a special, […]

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11:30 am

Learn To Knit! [Level 1]

April 14 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Fiber Circle Studio, 8099 La Plaza Suite H
Cotati, CA 94931 United States
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Learn To Knit! Hey, there new knitter! This class is the perfect introduction for the brand new knitter or a great way to refresh the basics. We focus on casting on, the knit stitch and binding off, giving you the skills in order to make a pair of versatile fingerless gloves! All materials are included! […]

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1:30 pm

Rigid Heddle 101

April 14 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
A Verb for Keeping Warm, 6328 San Pablo Avenue
Oakland, CA 94608 United States
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Rigid Heddle 101 Instructor: Rachel Marcotte You will make a plain-weave scarf on this simple, yet versatile loom. Instruction includes the direct warping method, proper tensioning, and finishing techniques. The class also includes 2 skeins of Madeline Tosh DK (at 15% off!), the perfect yarn for your first rigid heddle weaving. Please remember to arrive 20-30 […]

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