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8099 La Plaza Suite H
Cotati, CA 94931 United States
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February 2020

Splendid Basketry

February 29 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fiber Circle Studio, 8099 La Plaza Suite H
Cotati, CA 94931 United States
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In this 6 hour workshop, learn a basketry technique using flat reed for spikes and round reed for weavers. Weave with additional, creative elements completing a unique, functional vessel. No basket-weaving experience is necessary. Ages: 18+ Skill Requirements: None Taught by: Emily Dvorin

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March 2020

Knitting – Badass Brioche!

March 8 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 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! Please purchase the pattern prior to class: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/kodiak-cowl Materials are available at the studio for sale, or you may bring your own.   Materials: 2 Contrasting Colors of DK weight yarn (at…

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Local Indigo Presentation with Craig Wilkinson – FREE!

March 12 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Fiber Circle Studio, 8099 La Plaza Suite H
Cotati, CA 94931 United States
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Join Fiber Circle Studio and Craig Wilkinson for an evening discussion about the locally grown indigo story. What is the process from the field to dye vat? How can you get involved? See other people's work that has come from our locally grown indigo. Receive seeds and seedlings to grown your own!   Discussion and project sharing will happen between 5 pm and 6 pm, followed by 4 days of our community vat!   Cover photo credit: Michael B. Woolsey…

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Community Indigo Vat

March 13 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 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) as 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…

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FREE CLASS! Peppercorn Cowl

March 14 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Fiber Circle Studio, 8099 La Plaza Suite H
Cotati, CA 94931 United States
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FREE CLASS with the purchase of supplies.   Enjoy a free knitting class at the studio on how to make this 2-toned cowl! Achieving this 2 color effect is much simpler than you think! Believe it or not, all you need to know how to do is the knit stitch and work in the round!   Please purchase your supplies at the studio to receive this class for free! We have a great selection of Malabrigo Chunky!   Recommended HW:…

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Community Indigo Vat

March 14 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 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) as 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…

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Community Indigo Vat

March 15 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 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) as 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…

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Community Indigo Vat

March 16 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 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) as 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…

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Inkle Loom Design + Weaving with Annie MacHale

March 21 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Fiber Circle Studio, 8099 La Plaza Suite H
Cotati, CA 94931 United States
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Welcome to the land of inkle weaving! Annie MacHale, a weaver based in New Mexico, will be making a special trip to the studio to share her incredible inkle weaving knowledge!   This class will provide students with color and design theory for warp-faced bandweaving and then give them the opportunity to put this into practice as they set up and weave on an inkle loom. Students will have the opportunity to study many examples, chart their own plain weave…

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Tapestry Weaving for Beginners

March 28 @ 11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Fiber Circle Studio, 8099 La Plaza Suite H
Cotati, CA 94931 United States
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Tapestry weaving is back in style and Oooo are we excited about it!! What we love about tapestry weaving; it is an instant gratification art, forgiving, simple and yet has endless design possibilities for every style.   In this workshop you'll learn how to warp, weave, finish and hang your tapestry, leaving with a beautiful, finished woven wall hanging approximately 11 x 18" including fringe. You can bring your own loom, rent one of our handmade classroom loom + tools…

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Eco Printing

March 29 @ 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…

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April 2020

Indie Yarn Dyeing

April 4 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Fiber Circle Studio, 8099 La Plaza Suite H
Cotati, CA 94931 United States
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Yarn + dye + acid + heat = Beautiful hand dyed yarn! Ready to dye? We'll be dyeing your choice of a semi-solid, variegated or speckled yarn! In addition, we'll cover the necessary tools, supplies, and safety for home dyeing. choosing color, setting the color, and safety. All materials are included. You'll get 2 skeins of yarn. There will be 4 different yarns to choose from at the start of class.   Ages: 13+ Skill Requirements: None Taught by: Rebecca…

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Sew a Handwoven and Leather Clutch

April 4 @ 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Fiber Circle Studio, 8099 La Plaza Suite H
Cotati, CA 94931 United States
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Learn how to make a clutch using handwoven fabric and leather!   In this 3.5 hour class, handweaver, Bridgette of RAANU Handwoven, will walk you through the process of creating a zippered bag using her very own cloth and leather trim. You will learn about interfacing, leather sewing techniques, and how to add a lining with a zipper.   Please select at checkout if you'd like to bring your own machine or rent one of ours!   Please bring $20…

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Soap Making

April 5 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fiber Circle Studio, 8099 La Plaza Suite H
Cotati, CA 94931 United States
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Join us for soap making!   In this beginning soapmaking class, we will be focusing on ingredients that are moisturizing and soothing. This class will show you step by step how to make a batch of cold process soap from scratch. This traditional soapmaking method relies on saponification, or the chemical reaction of fatty acids with an alkali, to produce long-lasting natural soap bars. We will thoroughly cover the ingredients required, tools needed, and how to safely work with sodium…

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Weaving – Projects for the Home

April 15 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Fiber Circle Studio, 8099 La Plaza Suite H
Cotati, CA 94931 United States
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8 Wednesdays April 15 - June 3; 4 - 7 pm   Choose between a floor, table or rigid heddle loom, or bring your own! New weavers will experience the complete process of setting up the loom and weaving a sampler…from designing to finishing. ($7 warp materials fee to be paid in class).   Experienced weavers will design and weave a project for the home using the appropriate fibers and patterns. Consider weaving table linens, dish towels, pillows, a rug,…

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Learn To Crochet (Cowl)

April 18 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Fiber Circle Studio, 8099 La Plaza Suite H
Cotati, CA 94931 United States
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Ready to get hooked? In this 2 hour workshop, you will learn the basic crochet stitches, how to change colors, and sew your piece together, giving you all the skills you need to make this fashionable cowl! All materials are included! 2 Skeins of yarn, crochet hook + tapestry needle Ages: 10+ Skill Requirements: None Taught by: Alisha Reyes   Please visit our website for class & refund policies. By signing up, you acknowledge that you are aware of and…

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Beginning Weaving – Make a Silk Scarf

April 18 @ 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 a 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…

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Knitting – Blocking Your Knits

April 25 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Fiber Circle Studio, 8099 La Plaza Suite H
Cotati, CA 94931 United States
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In this 1 hour session, we'll cover the 3 different ways you can block your hand knits (or crochets). Bring 3 projects you have questions about!

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May 2020

Introduction to Nuno Felting

May 2 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Fiber Circle Studio, 8099 La Plaza Suite H
Cotati, CA 94931 United States
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Learn the beautiful process of creating decorative fabrics through felting wool onto silk. In this class, you'll learn how to make wearable art such as lightweight garments, like scarves and wraps using silk and soft Merino wool.   Patricia will supply all the materials including silk hankies, merino wool, silk fabric, novelty yarn and more for you to experiment and play with, but you are also welcome to bring your own materials as well.   No experience with felting necessary,…

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Fabric Collage

May 3 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fiber Circle Studio, 8099 La Plaza Suite H
Cotati, CA 94931 United States
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Turn scraps of fabric in a collage picture - such as flowers! We'll be making a 10x10 fabric collage with guidance on how to create your favorite flower. Students will be tracing an image, and transferring it to fabric using a basic running stitch, sewn by hand. Students then use a variety of patterned fabrics to bring the flower to life. Depending on the choice of fabrics, images can be fun, crazy, or illustrative. Learned skills can be used in…

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Lace Shawlette

May 3 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Fiber Circle Studio, 8099 La Plaza Suite H
Cotati, CA 94931 United States
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THIS IS A 2 SESSION CLASS. May 3 + 17; 11:30 - 1:00   Learn how to knit lace and read charts! This is a fun, small project to learn lacework and it only takes 400 yards of fingering weight yarn! A great next step for intermediate knitters.   Materials (available for purchase in studio or on our website under the SHOP page): 400 yards of fingering weight yarn Needle Size US 7 24" or 32" circular needle Stitch markers…

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Eco Printing

May 9 @ 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…

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2 Day Natural Dyeing – Full Spectrum

May 16 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Fiber Circle Studio, 8099 La Plaza Suite H
Cotati, CA 94931 United States
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PLEASE NOTE: This is a 2-day workshop! May 16 +17. Our 2-day Natural Dyeing Rainbow workshop will be a hands-on experience where students will dye a range of colors ROYGBIV. We’ll use both indigo and other natural dyestuffs and extracts to dye 12 1oz skeins of Sincere Sheep custom-spun Cormo wool.   Day One: Mordanting and Indigo dyeing. Day Two: Overdyeing and non-indigo colors.   All materials are included! Each student will get to take home 12 different skeins of…

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Soft Fiber Basketry

May 23 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Fiber Circle Studio, 8099 La Plaza Suite H
Cotati, CA 94931 United States
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Woven Baskets are on every shelf these days. Learn a basic technique of twined basketry using natural fibers and recycled yarns. These baskets are great as water bottle or jar covers, as well as stand alone small baskets. More adventurous projects may include backpacks, bags and larger baskets. Our favorite part of this craft is that you can carry a piece you're working on anywhere, pull it out, and give it a few minutes or a few hours, and not…

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Summer Love – Knit a Top with Lace

May 24 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Fiber Circle Studio, 8099 La Plaza Suite H
Cotati, CA 94931 United States
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This is a 5 session class. May 24, June 14, 28 and August 2 and 9. 11:30 - 1:00   We'll be making this cute and simple summer top that is accented with a lace panel.   May 24: Discuss Sizing. Lace Panel Part I June 14: Lace Panel Part II June 28: Pick up Shoulders and begin front August 2: Neckline (11:30 - 12:30 - only meets for 1 hour) August 9: Sleeves + Blocking (11:30 - 12:30 -…

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Succulent Mug Planters

May 31 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Fiber Circle Studio, 8099 La Plaza Suite H
Cotati, CA 94931 United States
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Come for a fun day of playing with dirt and planting a cute succulent display in a mug!   Emily will supply you with an array of succulents and mugs that she has repurposed from thrift stores and will show you tricks for planting the succulents as well as long term care! In addition to the plants and mugs, Emily will bring decorative items to add to your arrangements such as sands, mosses, marbles and some little glass figurines.  …

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June 2020

Botanical Printing on Paper + Fabric

June 6 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Fiber Circle Studio, 8099 La Plaza Suite H
Cotati, CA 94931 United States
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Spend 2 days exploring botanical printing on paper and fabric. June 6 + 7; 10:30 - 4:30   Botanical Printing lead by artist Dorothy Yuki uses inspiration from nature to demonstrate a myriad of possibilities in enhancing paper and fabric.   In this course, students will learn about mordants and modifiers on creating botanical prints made from plants and natural dyes on fabric and paper.   Please bring $35 cash (materials fee) to pay the instructor directly.   Age: 18+…

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Tapestry Weaving for Beginners

June 13 @ 11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Fiber Circle Studio, 8099 La Plaza Suite H
Cotati, CA 94931 United States
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Tapestry weaving is back in style and Oooo are we excited about it!! What we love about tapestry weaving; it is an instant gratification art, forgiving, simple and yet has endless design possibilities for every style.   In this workshop you'll learn how to warp, weave, finish and hang your tapestry, leaving with a beautiful, finished woven wall hanging approximately 11 x 18" including fringe. You can bring your own loom, rent one of our handmade classroom loom + tools…

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July 2020

Badass Brioche Level 2

July 11 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Fiber Circle Studio, 8099 La Plaza Suite H
Cotati, CA 94931 United States
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Welcome to Badass Brioche LEVEL TWO!   If you've already done a little bit of brioche, this is the next step. This is a 2 session class that covers brioche in the round, flat and shaping the brioche using decreasing. We'll also get comfortable doing brioche on a fingering weight yarn for this lightweight cowl!   We will meet twice: Saturday, July 11 and 25; 10:30 am -12:00 pm.   Please purchase the pattern prior to class: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/fingering-brioche-bandana-cowl   Materials…

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September 2020

Knitting Under the Redwoods

September 24
Fiber Circle Studio, 8099 La Plaza Suite H
Cotati, CA 94931 United States
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Please send me an email to receive more information about lodging accommodations. A PDF will be sent with more information about the location and amenities of each "room". alisha@fibercirclestudio.com   This is 4 days and 3 nights relaxing knitting retreat!!   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…

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