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June 2019

Japanese Sashiko Mending

June 29 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fiber Circle Studio, 8099 La Plaza Suite H
Cotati, CA 94931 United States
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Sashiko mending is a technique based out of Japan for mending clothing using decorative stitches.   Join Jonathan Lukaeck, who will be traveling here from Japan to share with you the beautiful and functional techniques of sashiko.   This workshop is a brief intro and explanation of sashiko as a sewing technique and how it applies to textiles. It is centered at encouraging hand-stitching and self-repair as well as upgrading garments. Students will learn how to use the old traditional…

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July 2019

Community Indigo Vat

July 7 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Fiber Circle Studio, 8099 La Plaza Suite H
Cotati, CA 94931 United States
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Come dip your hands (and fabric) in the sea of Sonoma County Blue! Fibershed member, Craig Wilkinson, has provided our community with it's first locally grown Japanese indigo vat. This is a unique indigo recipe as the color comes from composted indigo (sukumo) opposed to an extract or pigment.   During the 90 minutes access to our special, composted indigo vat, you'll get the chance to achieve different shades of blue through multiple dips. Some shibori supplies are available if…

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Community Indigo Vat

July 8 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Fiber Circle Studio, 8099 La Plaza Suite H
Cotati, CA 94931 United States
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Come dip your hands (and fabric) in the sea of Sonoma County Blue! Fibershed member, Craig Wilkinson, has provided our community with it's first locally grown Japanese indigo vat. This is a unique indigo recipe as the color comes from composted indigo (sukumo) opposed to an extract or pigment.   During the 90 minutes access to our special, composted indigo vat, you'll get the chance to achieve different shades of blue through multiple dips. Some shibori supplies are available if…

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Community Indigo Vat

July 11 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Fiber Circle Studio, 8099 La Plaza Suite H
Cotati, CA 94931 United States
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Come dip your hands (and fabric) in the sea of Sonoma County Blue! Fibershed member, Craig Wilkinson, has provided our community with it's first locally grown Japanese indigo vat. This is a unique indigo recipe as the color comes from composted indigo (sukumo) opposed to an extract or pigment.   During the 90 minutes access to our special, composted indigo vat, you'll get the chance to achieve different shades of blue through multiple dips. Some shibori supplies are available if…

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Wine Country Yarn Hop

July 19 - July 21

Join us for our annual Northern California yarn lovers experience!   The Wine Country Yarn Hop consists of 5 shops located in the beautiful Wine Country and is a fiber enthusiasts dream weekend. We encourage you to explore and indulge in each shop and their unique assortments of yarn and fiber.   The Wine Country Yarn Hop, established as the Sonoma County Yarn Hop in 2012, is comprised of 5 yarn shops located in the beautiful Wine Country of Northern…

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August 2019

Shibori Using Local Indigo (Jenny Fong + Craig Wilkinson)

August 10 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Fiber Circle Studio, 8099 La Plaza Suite H
Cotati, CA 94931 United States
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Craig Wilkinson, a local Japanese Indigo grower & member of Fibershed, and Jenny Fong of Modern Shibori are collaborating to offer 3 hours of shibori techniques and indigo dyeing!   Stretch your creativity, meet new friends and create with a centuries old Japanese technique and organic indigo that has been grown right here in Sonoma County.   Each student will learn several shibori techniques and tips to get the best possible results, as well as the history and recipe of…

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September 2019

Creative Retreat – Block Printing w/ Natural Dyes

September 20 - September 22

Escape to the magical, refreshing forests of Mendocino and embark on a relaxing, creative retreat with a small group of other creatives.   We'll be spending 3 days and 2 nights at The Farm Mendocino - a gorgeous, off the grid BnB. Many of the meals will be provided using local, fresh ingredients and cooked by private chef, Emah.   Bay Area block printer, Miriam Dym, will be guiding us in a workshop on making blocks + block printing using…

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October 2019

Rigid Heddle Weaving for Beginners

October 12 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fiber Circle Studio, 8099 La Plaza Suite H
Cotati, CA 94931 United States
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Weave a neck warmer (a short scarf with a slit) or a table runner on a take-anywhere rigid heddle loom and learn the easiest warping method you'll ever use! You will learn how to plan a project, choose yarn, and calculate yardage. Rigid heddle looms are simple to warp, inexpensive, and very portable. This is a great project for the person who wants to learn about weaving as well as a fun one for experienced weavers. Your whole project can…

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