Spring 2018 Classes




Nuno Felting with Patricia Briceno | Saturday, May 12th | 10 – 4pm

If you want to learn how to make nuno felt, then this is the class for you. You don’t need to have any experience to take this class. All you need is a desire to learn to make a beautiful one of a kind piece of wearable art. This technique is great for making lightweight garments, especially scarves and wraps using silk and soft Merino wool. Patricia will have silk hankies, merino wool, silk fabric, novelty yarn and more for you to experiment and play with. She will walk you through each step of the process and be there to answer any questions. This will be a fun class. Mistakes are a plus!


Please bring comfortable shoes and clothing, as you will be on your feet most of the day. Bring something for the pot luck lunch. All the supplies and materials will be provided.

This class will be taught by the wonderful Patricia Briceno who is a professional nuno felter, spinner, knitter, and dyer. She has a roving dye company Beesybee Fiber on FB and her work is sold at Black Mountain Artisans in Pt. Reyes. We are excited to have her teaching at Windrush Farm.

 $125 (includes materials). Class limited to 12 students.

Registration: CLOSED

You can also register by mailing a check to: Windrush Farm 2263 Chileno Valley Road, Petaluma, CA 94952. Please include your name, email address, and which class you are registering for.



Vegetal & Acid Dye Workshop | Sunday, May 20th 10am-3pm

This is a hands-on class that will open your world to the exciting skill of dyeing wool with Vegetal and Synthetic Dyes. Students will leave with the understanding, knowledge, and confidence to do their own dying at home. The results from creating your own dyes are endless and with the knowledge and support of Mimi Luebbermann and Marlie deStewart, this class will demystify the techniques and teach you the methods and tools needed to create your own dyes at home or your studio.

In the first half of the class we will focus on understanding mordents and prep work of your fiber for dying and how to use natural ingredients, such as leaves, flowers, and roots to create beautiful colors. We will also learn about over-dying and after baths to further explore possible color creations.

After lunch we will delve into the world of acid dyes. Through hands-on exploration and the guidance of Marlie, you will learn how to space, vat, steam, and hand paint with commercial acid dyes.

The class will provide all the fiber and materials needed for the class. Please bring something to share for the potluck lunch, cloths you can get stained, rubber gloves to protect hands from commercial dyes, a few plastic bags to bring your wet fiber samples home in, and wear layers since the class is outdoors.

You can also purchase more yarn or roving through Windrush Farm.

$150 (includes all materials)

Registration/Payment: Eventbrite

To register with a check: Check should be made out to Windrush Farm with a note stating your name, email, phone number, and the class you are registering for. Mail to Windrush Farm 2263 Chileno Valley Road, Petaluma, CA 94952



Eco & Shibori Dyeing with Indigo & Natural Dyes

Sunday, June 10th 2-5pm

Explore this old/new technique that uses indigo, leaves, and natural dyestuffs to create astonishing patterns on both protein and cellulose fabrics. In this hands-on class you will learn to make an indigo dye bath, how to eco-print, and bundle dye with local plants on silk. Using different shibori resist techniques with the indigo and other vegetal dyes you will create wonderful results and come away with two dyed silk scarves. You will be surprised at the amazing success of this unusual process.IMG_0974.jpg

Wear clothes that can get stained. Bring sun protection (hat, sunscreen) since the class will be held outside.

$150 (materials included)


To register with a check: Check should be made out to Windrush Farm with a note stating your name, email, phone number, and the class you are registering for. Mail to Windrush Farm 2263 Chileno Valley Road, Petaluma, CA 94952


Windrush Farm has a variety of spinning wheels for rental, as well as beautiful roving from the sheep on the farm for sale. Contact Mimi at


Class space will be held by a deposit on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please email or register online for classes:

Marlie: (415) 868-2495

Mimi: (707) 775-3390

Checks may be mailed to:

Windrush Farm 2263 Chileno Valley Rd., Petaluma, CA 94952.

Cancellations must be made three days before the class. Class fees will not be returned after this time, but can be credited towards another class. We have set a minimum numbers of students for each class, and we reserve the right to cancel a class within 24 hours if the minimums have not been made. In this case, we will fully refund the class fee.

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