Dye/Spin/Weave Workshop Series
Join us for our very own Dye/Spin/Weave Workshop Series, where participants will weave a scarf using yarn they have died and spun themselves! Most importantly, no experience is necessary! In this amazing workshop series, four different local artists have come together to help each student create their very own piece of art.
Part 1 of the workshop series (Sun, Sept 17th, starting at noon) will be focused on dyeing. In this workshop led by local artist Susan Atwell, participants will dye the materials needed for their scarf, which will include both yarn and wool (which participants can spin into art yarn in part 2 of the series to embellish their scarf). All materials are included.
Part 2 of the workshop series (Sun, Sept 24th, starting at noon) will be focused on fiber prep. In this workshop led by local artist Terry Guenther participants will learn about blending wool in preparation for spinning, and will create their own fiber batts and rolags for spinning.
Part 3 of the workshop series (Sun, Oct 1st, starting at noon) will be focused on learning to spin. In this workshop led by Rebecca Riley-Vargas, participants will learn how to spin fiber into yarn using spinning wheels (or drop spindles, if the participant prefers). At the end of this workshop, participants will understand the mechanics of spinning, and will have created their own art yarn.
Part 4 of the workshop series (Sat, Oct 21st 10am-6pm and Sun, Oct 22nd noon to 3pm) will be focused on weaving. In this workshop led by local artist Chris Acton of Acton Creative, participants will use their own dyed yarn and hand-spun yarn to create a hand-woven scarf. All weaving will be done on Woolhouse table looms produced by Fiber Artist Supply company. We will warp the looms for you (if you want to warp your own loom, there is a $50 discount, please contact us for details).