Workshops & Local Events

Celebrate Weaving and Spinning Week (Oct. 2nd-8th) with one of our events!

Workshops

Natural Dyeing

Saturday Oct. 28th - 10:00am to 4:00pm - Fee: $130 includes materials

This introduction to natural dyeing will explore what plants, fungi and insects can be used to produce brilliant colors from nature. We will discuss harvesting and preparing the dye baths, mordanting and how to prepare an indigo dye vat.

Dye baths will be prepared for cochineal, osage orange, madder, goldenrod, black-eyed Susan's, jewel weed and others. Then the fun part, dyeing your fibers. Yarn will be provided. You are welcome to bring your own yarn and roving to experiment. No fabric please.

Drop In Spinning

Saturday Oct. 28th - 12:00pm-4:00pm - Fee: $30

Want to learn a new spinning technique, fine tune your spinning wheel, or just enjoy a day of spinning? Drop in Spinning will be an informal gathering where what we do is up to you! Bring your own drop spindle and/or wheel, or use the equipment here at the shop. Stay for an hour or all day.

Weaving

Sunday Oct. 29th - 10:00am to 4:00pm - Fee: $125 includes materials and use of loom - Class limit: 4 students

Weaving on a rigid heddle loom is easy to learn and offers a world of creativity. If you are new to weaving this is a great first step. Rigid heddle weaving is also a great stash buster for knitters and spinners. You will learn how to dress the loom and explore numerous techniques incorporating color and texture. Everyone goes home with their sample.

 

Register via email: susan@madriverwoolery.com or call (802) 496-7746.

 

Local Events

Middlebury Rotary's Fall Festival

Sunday Sept. 24th

 

Vermont Sheep and Wool Festival

Sept. 30th - Oct. 1st, in Tunbidge