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Spring 2019 Fiber Classes

 

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Specialized Spinning Class: Locks, Core, & Bouclé | Sunday, April 14th | 1-4pm

In this class we will focus on three spinning techniques that create beautiful and unique yarns. With demonstrations and hands-on learning Mimi Luebbermann and Marlie DeSwart will demystify and have you spinning yarns from the lock, core spinning, and fun bouclé. We will provide the beautiful locks from our Corriedale ewes on the farm that you spin together creating amazing yarn that works great for accents in your knitting. With roving you will learn how to core spin, a two handed technique that creates a yarn with a wonderful bloom. And the ever fun Boucle yarn with its whimsical loops.

$150 All Materials provided. Feel free to bring your own wheel or borrow one of ours. This class is for people with spinning experience.

Register: Closed

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

There must be at least 4 students for the class to be held.



 

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Fleece Classification for Hand spinners, Weavers, and Fiber Artists                 Saturday, April 27th | 9:30-12:30

This informative class delves into what you need to know to feel confidant when you purchase and work with a fleece. Taught by fleece classifier and spinner Ann Brezina, this class will teach you the aspects to look for when classifying a fleece, such as crimp, staple length, micron count, and luster.

This class is great for hand spinners, weavers, and fiber artists who are interested in understanding what to look for in a fleece for their specific needs and better understand the various characteristics the different breeds have to offer. There will be a variety of fleeces to get a hands-on feel and easy comparisons between breeds.

This is not a USDA classification class though Ann is a USDA classifier for wool and mohair, and an alpaca shearer.

There will be fleeces for sale at the end of class from Ann Brazina and local fleeces from shearer John Sanchez, as well as a fleece sale from 1:30 – 3:30 that is free and open to the public.

Registration:Closed

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

There must be at least 4 students for the class to be held.


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Fleece Sale | Saturday, April 27th | 1:30 – 3:30pm

Need some wool? Join us for an afternoon of fleeces. For years we have been working with local shearer John Sanchez. Not only does he shear our sheep, but on other local farms and he has many fleeces for sale. We thought it would be wonderful to bring it all together and offer an afternoon for people to purchase a local fleece.

Free to the public.



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Spin In & Fashion Show | Sunday, May 5th |10am to 4pm 

This is a great way to end the class. Hang out for the day spinning and knitting in the morning. After a yummy pot luck lunch everyone will show off their projects, no matter how far along.

This is open and free to all spinners, knitters, and friends.



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Spinning with Exotic Fibers | Sunday, May 19th |1-4pm

In this class you will have the opportunity to work with exotic fibers from our farm and beyond. With demonstrations and hands-on learning Mimi Luebbermann and Marlie DeSwart will show you the techniques and nuances to spinning: Angora (from our rabbits Dandelion & Dumbledore), Pygora (from our cutie Kells), Silk, Cashmere, and a few other special treats.

$150 All materials included. Feel free to bring your own wheel or borrow one of ours.

Register: 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

There must be at least 4 students for the class to be held.




Vegetal & Synthetic Dye Class | Sunday, June 2nd | 10am – 4pmpaigegreen-dye08_MG_0055

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: Eventbrite

There must be at least 4 students for the class to be held.

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


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Indigo & Shibori Dye Class | Sunday, June 23rd | 1-4pm

Explore this old/new technique that uses indigo to create astonishing patterns on both protein and cellulose fabrics. In this hands-on class you will learn to make an indigo dye bath using different shibori resist techniques to create wonderful results and come away with two dyed silk scarves. You will be surprised at the amazing success of this unusual process.

Wear clothes that can get stained.  Bring sun protection, (hat, sunscreen) since this class is held outside.

$150 (includes all materials)

Registration: Eventbrite

There must be at least 4 students for the class to be held.

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



Mark Your Calendar

Upcoming Classes

Beginning Spinning Class | Saturday & Sunday October 5th & 6th

Plying & Refining Your Spinning Skills | Sunday, October 20th

Spinning from Our Fiber Community | Sunday, October 27th

Dyeing with Natural & Synthetic Dyes | Sunday, November 3rd

Fleece to Garment Series | January 2020


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 mimi@windrushfarmwool.com

registration

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

Marlie: bma@sonic.net (415) 868-2459

Mimi: mimi@windrushfarmwool.com (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.



Windrush Farm is a working farm with many types of animals. We kindly ask that you leave your pets at home when visiting us at the farm. This is in considerations to the well being of our animals on the farm and yours. -Thank you


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