May SUNDYES and upcoming classes

25 April 2011

22 May 2011

Sunday,1-5 PM

Paint a Skein


an afternoon make it, take it

$20 for first skein, $3ea. for additional skeins

Make a multi-colored skein by painting with dyes on a natural yarn.  We will use dyes appropriate for cotton and other cellulostic fibers.  Yarns needs to be in loose skeins (you can buy 2 oz. 8/2 or cotton flake skeins here for $5 each).  Red, yellow and blue dyes will be ready for mixing your colors (I can help with the mixing) and applying to your skein. You may paint a prepared warp also.

Limited to 5 participants, please call ahead.


28,29,30 May 2011

Shibori Retreat


3 day introduction to shibori

10AM-4PM each day

$300 for workshop and all materials


Sample a wide range of shibori techniques; stitching (mokume, ori nui), fold and clamp (itajame) and pole wrapping (arashi).  You will make mutli-colored samples and/or scarves. We will work on silk fabrics and use acid dyes. Please bring your own gloves, apron and lunch.


Limited to 5 participants, please call ahead.




Organizing for June LEARN TO WEAVE  classes on rigid heddle loom and 4+ harness looms.  Four  2 hour class, covering the basics: warping, threading the loom, weaving and finishing.


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