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9:30 am

Weave a Soft Twined Basket

April 27 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

We will begin small, twined baskets made with a diminutive relative of tule, 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 and color treatments. Instructed by Charles Kennard   Youth, ages 12 and up, […]

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10:00 am

Color and Hand Papermaking

April 27 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Studio Santa Rosa, 3840 Finley Ave, Bldg 32, Studio 107
Santa Rosa, CA
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Create your own handmade paper with colored pulps using Western and Japanese techniques. Learn to use dyes and pigments to color pulp as well as natural dyes and the natural color of different plant fiber pulps. Your handmade paper can be used for painting or drawing with watercolors, inks, dry media, acrylics, oil, encaustic, and […]

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10:30 am

Dye Self Patterning Yarn (Using Blanks)

April 27 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Fiber Circle Studio, 8099 La Plaza Suite H
Cotati, CA 94931 United States
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Come explore the fun of dyeing Sock Blanks! Sock blanks are pre-knitted rectangles that allow the dyer to create patterns and random designs. We will go over techniques for gradients, geometric patterns, random shapes and patterns, speckles, and stripes. Sock blanks, though often used for knitting socks, can also be knit into any project! You'll […]

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11:00 am

Learn to Purl [Level 2]

April 27 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Fiber Circle Studio, 8099 La Plaza Suite H
Cotati, CA 94931 United States
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Learn to Purl Ready for endless texture combinations? Already know how to knit, but that's it? Step 2 of our knitting series teaches you how to purl! Knitting is comprised of two main stitches - the knit & the purl. With these two stitches, there are hundreds of ways to combine them to create different […]

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The Natural Baby Series: Carrier

April 27 @ 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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12:00 pm

Crocheting 101: Simple Scarf or Cowl

April 27 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
A Verb for Keeping Warm, 6328 San Pablo Avenue
Oakland, CA 94608 United States
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Crocheting 101: Simple Scarf or Cowl Instructor: Liz Kaplan Learn the basics of crochet while making a simple cowl or scarf. By the end of class, you will know how to crochet and be well on your way towards completing your cowl or scarf and onto dreaming of your next crochet project. Our classes are small, […]

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2:00 pm

Spring Harvest Festival

April 27 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Chico Flax Main Barn, 3239 Rodeo Ave
Chico, CA
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Who Grows Your Clothes? We Do! Chico Flax   We plant, harvest, and process flax to turn it into Linen! Come see how we do it.   ENJOY - A tour of the farm LISTEN - To CSUC Agriculture and Engineering students talk about their work on the farm MEET - 5 Fibershed Producers who […]

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2:30 pm

Wool Processing for Spinning​

April 27 @ 2:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Crockett Fiber Arts Studio, 1322 Pomona St
Crockett, CA 94525
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It’s Shearing Season!   Don’t know what to do with a raw fleece? I can teach you that! In my ​Wool Processing for Spinning​ class, you’ll learn how to select a fleece, prepare fiber for washing, the washing process, and preparation of washed and dried iober for spinning using a drum carder, hand cards, and […]

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