The Three Rivers Fibershed One Year One Outfit challenge is in full swing!
Join us for the next three events in the One Year One Outfit series to dive into locally woven fabric, planning your own dye garden, and a hands on natural dye class with locally foraged materials. And in case you missed the kickoff or simply want to review the slides from the presentation on what One Year One Outfit is, they can be found here.
Note about the location and carpooling: If you’d like to attend any of the events below but need a ride, check out our One Year One Outfit Loomio group to find someone to carpool with! A link to the Loomio group can be found here.
All One Year One Outfit events are held in the event room at Vernon Oaks Apartments located at 5400 Vernon Ave S, Edina, MN 55436. The entrance to Vernon Oaks is located directly off of Vernon Ave S. and comes after Villa Way. There will be a large wood and brick sign with the building name and address. There is parking throughout and around the driveway. The entrance to the building will be on the right side of the roundabout driveway. Signs will be posted to assist with way finding. Once inside, the event room is located up the stairs and to the left, on the second floor. If you need to get ahold of someone on the day of the event, please call (920) 277-8100 for assistance.
We hope to see you at one of the upcoming events!
Tea, Cakes, and Weaving Potluck
Sunday April 28th
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Featuring Special Guest Marian Dahlberg of Small Dog Weaving Mill with a Producer Spotlight on Jane Hansen of Autumn Larch Farm
This month’s meeting will take a special focus on weaving, highlighting two ways to create local cloth while building our fiber community. For folks who are looking to learn more about their options for creating local cloth for your outfit, this meeting will get you on the right track! The event will feature multiple presentations to provide awareness of resources, instructors, and producers available locally. To make things cozier and encourage community-building, the event will feature a tea and cake potluck. Bring a box of tea or a sweet treat to share! All sweets welcome: cakes, cookies, muffins, etc.
Presentations will begin around 11:30 a.m. and include:
Information on classes led by local fiber artist and instructor, Kala Exworthy, whose classes include “Weaving to Sew” for both floor loom and rigid heddle weavers.
Marian Dahlberg of Small Dog Weaving Mill will present information about her services as a weaving mill that turns local yarn into local yardage!
And the Producer Spotlight will feature local producer Jane Hansen of Autumn Larch Farm. Jane is committed to living sustainably on her Northern Wisconsin farm where she raises Coopworth sheep. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn about Jane’s experience as a shepherdess and about the unique qualities of the Coopworth sheep breed.
Wool Bar & Wine Tasting
Sunday June 2nd
5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Join the Three Rivers Fibershed and A Woolen Forest for a Wool Bar & Wine Tasting!
The Wool Bar will feature raw wool and yarn samples from the various sheep breeds grown by local producers as well as samples from rare and heritage breed sheep. Learn about and experience the unique qualities, strengths, and characteristics of each different breed. Guests will see firsthand how each sheep breed differs in staple length, crimp, and texture. To further awaken the senses, relevant wine pairings with a selection of the breeds featured will be provided.
While you sip, there will be a lively discussion on the environmental impact and importance of preserving these breeds and of supporting breed specific yarn and your local fibershed.
The cost of the event is $30/person.
Natural Bundle Dye Workshop with Northern Dyer
Saturday June 29th
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Libby London of Northern Dyer will be leading a natural dye workshop exploring the art of bundle dyeing with locally foraged plants. In this workshop, Libby will walk you through how to create beautiful hues on a silk scarf through bundle dyeing. By the end of class you’ll have learned the basic techniques of bundle dyeing and leave with a beautiful, naturally dyed scarf.
The cost of the workshop is $20/person with more information about registration to come. In the meantime, please RSVP if you plan to attend!