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August 2019

Community Indigo Vat

August 22 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Fiber Circle Studio, 8099 La Plaza Suite H
Cotati, CA 94931 United States
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Come immerse yourself 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 one-one-one access to our special, composted indigo vat, you'll get a chance to achieve different shades of blue through multiple dips on fabric, yarn or fiber. Some shibori supplies are…

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Knitting – Badass Brioche!

August 24 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Fiber Circle Studio, 8099 La Plaza Suite H
Cotati, CA 94931 United States
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Welcome to Badass Brioche! Why Badass you ask? You get dimension, contrast and squish all in one! Plus, this project takes a comfortable, intermediate knitter into the world of "advanced"! Yee ha! We'll be making this darling cowl where you'll experience knitting brioche with two colors, in the round! Materials: 2 Contrasting Colors of DK weight yarn (at least 55 yards each). Needle size US 6 24" Pattern: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/kodiak-cowl HW: Cast on 88 sts. If you'd like a kit that…

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Knitting – Herringbone Stitch

August 25 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Fiber Circle Studio, 8099 La Plaza Suite H
Cotati, CA 94931 United States
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Explore the possibilities of texture with herringbone stitch - a personal favorite! After learning this stitch you can easily make a scarf, cowl, pillow or blanket - pattern options will be supplied in class! This is a beginner/intermediate course. You need to know how to knit and purl. PLEASE BRING (or purchase a kit at checkout): Needle Size 13 24" Bulky Weight Yarn Please visit our website for class & refund policies. By signing up, you acknowledge that you are…

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Beginning Weaving – Make a Silk Scarf

August 31 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fiber Circle Studio, 8099 La Plaza Suite H
Cotati, CA 94931 United States
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Let the loom guide your hand! Explore what a 4-shaft loom can do with improvisational weaving techniques in this beginner-friendly workshop. Immerse yourself in a joyful free weaving style where there are no mistakes, only expressions of what’s on your mind. Be inspired by the abundance of traditional and surprising collection of materials that can be used in weaving. Make up your own composition as you go with the help of hands-on expert guidance. Create a silk scarf that is…

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September 2019

Natural Dyeing (Fabric + Yarn)

September 7 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fiber Circle Studio, 8099 La Plaza Suite H
Cotati, CA 94931 United States
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Brooke Sinnes of Sincere Sheep, a natural dye company based in Napa, CA, will be sharing her knowledge and skills of natural dyeing on both wool yarn and cotton fabric! In this all day workshop, you’ll spend the morning learning about mordanting followed up by dyeing yarn in 4 different natural dye pots. After a 1-hour lunch break, you’ll explore natural dyeing on fabric and will get the opportunity to explore different shibori techniques. All materials are provided! Taught by:…

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Eco Printing

September 15 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fiber Circle Studio, 8099 La Plaza Suite H
Cotati, CA 94931 United States
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Come join us for an eco printing workshop with local fiber artist, Jonatha Foli. Using locally foraged plant material rich with tannins and wool fabric milled in New England, you will learn the history and techniques used to create an eco printed piece, and then create your own piece to take home. There will be a 30+ minute lunch break while the steaming portion of the process is taking place. All materials are included! Special Notes: Please wear comfortable shoes.…

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Hat-A-Thon Part 1: Cables

September 15 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Fiber Circle Studio, 8099 La Plaza Suite H
Cotati, CA 94931 United States
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Hat-A-Thon - Each month, learn a different technique and make a cute hat! September: Cables (1 session) October: Fair Isle Colorwork (1 session) November (Dates TBD): Bobbles (2 sessions) This month, we'll be learning cables! Believe it or not, there are two different cables in this adorb hat! I'll show you my tricks for each one. MATERIALS: Yarn: Bring your own yarn (150 yards of chunky weight yarn), OR use ours! (make selection at checkout) Needles: US 7 + 9…

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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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Knitting Under the Redwoods

September 20 - September 22
Fiber Circle Studio, 8099 La Plaza Suite H
Cotati, CA 94931 United States
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Please send me an e-mail to receive more information about the lodging accommodations. A PDF will be sent with more information about location and amenities of each "room". alisha@fibercirclestudio.com Escape to the magical, refreshing forests of Mendocino and embark on a relaxing retreat where we'll be working on our creative projects - knitting and crochet focused, but others are definitely welcome! Kick back and soak up the coastal air, cozy up by the campfire and melt in the sauna or…

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Bundle Dyeing w/ The Dogwood Dyer

September 29 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fiber Circle Studio, 8099 La Plaza Suite H
Cotati, CA 94931 United States
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This workshop will introduce participants to the colorful world of natural dye plants, many of which are dual purpose edibles and have herbal/medicinal properties. You'll learn the water wise, mess free technique of bundle dyeing with natural dye expert and educator Liz Spencer. Natural dye basics such as mordanting, extraction, and historical context will be covered for more than 15 different dyestuffs including organic and homegrown flowers. You'll be amazed at the colors attainable with natural substances! Each participant will…

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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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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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Knitting – Fix Those Mistakes!

October 12 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Fiber Circle Studio, 8099 La Plaza Suite H
Cotati, CA 94931 United States
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End your knitting sailor days! How often do you find yourself saying, “$#!t” and grumbling about how you messed up again? Well we can’t control that the mistakes get made or how often, however we CAN control how you react to them. Rather than exclaiming a slew of curse words and abandoning ship, this class will have you ready to tackle those pesky dropped stitches and more! We share with you our favorite techniques on how to “rip out”, avoiding…

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