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February 2019

The Knitting Universe – STITCHES West 2019

February 21 - February 24
Santa Clara Convention Center, 5001 Great American Parkway
Santa Clara, CA 95054 United States
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One of the big knitting events is coming up, Stitches West! The following Fibershed producers will be there vending: A Verb For Keeping Warm, Pacific Knitting Retreats, Imagiknit, Sincere Sheep

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February 21 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Thursday, repeating until April 5, 2019

A Verb for Keeping Warm, 6328 San Pablo Avenue
Oakland, CA 94608 United States
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Community Knitting: Every Thursday, 5:30 - 7 pm! Connect with your fellow Bay Area knitters! Need some pattern or yarn advice for your next project or just looking for a friendly group to chat with while getting some rows done? Come to our free community knitting event and share your latest WIP! Everyone is welcome -- feel free to bring a friend and a snack to share! Date: Every Thursday Time: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Led by staff members…

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How to Make a Wool Comforter Class

February 23 @ 10:00 am - February 24 @ 4:00 pm
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One event on June 23, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on June 24, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on July 28, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on July 29, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on January 26, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on February 23, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on March 23, 2019 at 10:00am

Bodega Pastures Bodega, CA 94922 United States + Google Map

Learn to make a natural wool comforter from scratch with Hazel Flett, of Bodega Pastures ranch. Learn on site at the ranch in Bodega, CA, and go home with your own local wool comforter. Materials (cotton muslin or sateen and wool batting) included in cost. Cost: $200  Organic cotton available upon request, for an extra $35. Class limit 3. Please RSVP to Hazel at 707-327-6816. Two-part class takes place from 10am – 4pm both days, Saturday and Sunday.

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Zero-Waste Apron Workshop w/ Geana Sieburger of GDS Cloth Goods

February 23 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Handcraft Studio School, 5885 Doyle St.
Emeryville, CA 94608 United States
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Make a zero waste apron that will last a lifetime. During this workshop, you will design your own zero waste apron pattern and walk away with a completed apron made from beautiful 100% cotton selvedge denim. You’ll learn why designing for zero waste is so important, what zero waste really means, and leave with new sewing construction techniques that are fail proof and will allow your home sewn garments to last a lifetime. Denim options will be provided in a…

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Continuing Knitting Class

February 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Warner Mountain Weavers, 459 South Main St.
Cedarville, 96104 United States
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2 SESSIONS IN THIS CLASS Saturday, February 23 and March 2, 10 am-12 pm Price: $38 Learn to be a better knitter. We will do increasing, decreasing, simple decorative stitches and introduce principles of pattern reading and garment making. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of making an accurate gauge swatch. Materials needed: knitting needles, scissors. Practice yarn provided. Prerequisite: Beginning Knitting or equivalent. Must know how to knit, purl, cast on and bind off.  

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NATURAL COLOR TALK+ BOOK SIGNING

February 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Annie’s Annuals, 740 Market Ave.
Richmond, CA 94801 United States
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NATURAL COLOR TALK+ BOOK SIGNING - ANNIE'S ANNUALS, RICHMOND, CALIFORNIA ANNIE’S ANNUALS, RICHMOND, CALIFORNIA Plants to dye for – literally! Sasha Duerr, alchemist, founder of the Permacouture Institute and author of “Natural Color”, returns by popular demand to share a wealth of local and seasonal plants (as well as weeds and waste from your garden!) that make gorgeous natural plant dyes. Fun demos and easy-to-follow projects will appeal to novice and experienced dye-enthusiasts alike. Books for sale and an author…

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Wool Processing for Spinning and Felting

February 23 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Crockett Fiber Arts Studio, 1322 Pomona St
Crockett, CA 94525
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This class will cover selecting a fleece, fiber preparation for washing, fiber washing, and preparation of washed and dried fiber for spinning using a drum carder, hand cards, and combs.  You’ll also learn how to choose a preparation method for many types of fiber. This class is completely hands-on from start to finish. By the end, you’ll understand why preparing their own fiber is a passion for many spinners. You’ll leave with lots of fiber; some still needing drying time…

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KNITTING IN COLOR

February 23 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Warner Mountain Weavers, 459 South Main St.
Cedarville, 96104 United States
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KNITTING IN COLOR In this class, you will be introduced to knitting with more than one color. We will cover both Intarsia and Stranded Knitting (such as Fair Isle) techniques and an introduction to following charted color knitting patterns. There will also be information given on aesthetic considerations when working with color in the fiber arts. Prerequisites: Basic knitting ability (comfortable with knit, purl, cast on, bind off Materials needed: Knitting Needles for working with worsted weight yarn – U.S. size…

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Spinning Circle

February 23 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
A Verb for Keeping Warm, 6328 San Pablo Avenue
Oakland, CA 94608 United States
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Spinning Circle Looking for a space to work on spinning more even singles or refine your plying?   Want advice for working with a new fiber?   Verb is hosting a Spinning Circle for all levels so that you can continue and strengthen your spinning practice. Enjoy the camaraderie of your fellow Bay Area spinners while honing your spinning techniques. Bring your own wheel or drop spindle if you have, otherwise spinning wheels are available to rent for $15.00 for…

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Fibershed Producers @ Temescal Farmers’ Market

February 24 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 9:00am on Sunday, repeating until August 31, 2019

Temescal Farmers’ Market, 5300 Claremont Ave. (DMV)
Oakland, CA 94618 United States
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Megan of Summer Solace is continuing the tradition of providing Fibershed Producer products at her booth at the Temescal, Oakland Farmers' Marketevery other week.

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