Examined Objects: Learn to Knit
Oct
31
3:00 PM15:00

Examined Objects: Learn to Knit

Learn to knit! I'll have materials on hand, but you're welcome to bring your own if you want to start a specific project. All skill levels are welcome, if you've never picked up needles before or if you're working on something more advanced and want to ask a question, I can help! We'll have tea and water available.
Donations are welcome, but not necessary!

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Examined Objects: Mending Drop-in Hours
Oct
30
11:00 AM11:00

Examined Objects: Mending Drop-in Hours

Have something that needs fixing? Bring your textiles in need of repair and I will mend it, or teach you to mend it so that you're prepared for next time. I'll also do demos for basics like ripped seams, holes in knit fabrics and buttons, so if you just want to learn some basic mending skills, come by and ask!

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Natural Dyeing Three Ways
Jul
11
10:00 AM10:00

Natural Dyeing Three Ways

Plant dyes can create an incredible range of colors and effects on natural fibers. In this workshop, designer Laurin Guthrie will demonstrate three very different techniques for creating color with natural dyes. The class will use local, seasonal plants to create beautiful, watercolor effects on silk, Oak Gall (also known as ‘Dyer’s Gold’) and iron to paint or print a subtle grey and the ancient blue, Indigo, to create striking effects with resist techniques. Each student will design and create a silk scarf, an organic cotton tote bag and an organic cotton handkerchief using these techniques, and will leave with the knowledge to bring rich, vibrant and natural color into their homes, wardrobes and lives. The workshop will take place primarily outdoors, so please bring sunscreen and water!

Cost: $150, including materials

Please visit Yonder Shop to register

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Introduction to Yarn Dyeing with Natural Dyes
Jun
27
10:00 AM10:00

Introduction to Yarn Dyeing with Natural Dyes

An introduction to dyeing yarns for use in knitting, weaving, crocheting or anything else you can think of, this class will cover preparing yarns for dyeing with natural dyes, dyeing and care of naturally dyed fiber. Led by natural dyer Laurin Guthrie, the class will dye local wool yarns in a sampling of ancient dyestuffs and local, seasonal dye plants. Students will leave with the knowledge to create color from their own gardens or with ancient plants used by cultures around the world for centuries.

NOTE: Please inform Laurin of any food or plant allergies before registering for the class!

Cost: $70, including materials

Please email hello@laurincguthrie.com to register or with any questions.

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Introduction to Printing and Painting with Natural Dyes
May
30
1:00 PM13:00

Introduction to Printing and Painting with Natural Dyes

Learn how to create hand-painted designs and printed repeat patterns with natural dyes in this beginner’s course! Each student will create their own design on an organic cotton tote bag with Oak Gall (also known as ‘Dyer’s Gold’) and iron. Basic skills will include mixing dye paste and immersion dyeing techniques.

Cost: $40, including materials

Please email hello@laurincguthrie.com to register or with any questions.

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