Are you curious about the world of natural dyeing, but not sure where to start? If so, this is the perfect introduction! We will start with an overview of the dyeing process and common recipes used to obtain successful results. Then we will try out using multiple methods of natural dyeing including: dyeing with an organic indigo vat, fresh flower and plant material eco printing, and whole-dyestuff vats. This class is designed to give you a hands-on experience with some of the more common methods used in natural dyeing, and equip you with the tools to feel confident in planning your next natural dye project. Beginners welcome! Materials fee $17, payable to the instructor. Download supply list.
Class fee $85- $95
Sheep Pasture Walk and FAMACHA Training Workshop - July 20th, 10am - 4pm FAMACHA workshop (registration required - space is limited) and 4-6pm pasture walk (open to the public) at Autumn Larch Farm LLC, Jane Hansen in Ogema, WI
To register, contact Jane at email@example.com
Visit Twin Cities area farms during the North Star Farm Tour. Meet your fiber producers, both human and mammal; Sheep, llama, alpaca, rabbit and yak. Demos and make & takes.
9/29 & 9/30: 10 am - 5PM
go to website for participating farms to create your own self-guided tour route
Farmers seeking resources on how to deal with financial stress are invited to a special Land Stewardship Project (LSP) meeting Wednesday, April 25, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., at Peace United Church of Christ (1503 2nd Ave. NE) in Rochester. The event is free and open to the public. RSVP's are appreciated but not required by contacting LSP’s Karen Stettler at 507-523-3366 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is noted as the largest textile Garage sale sponsored by the Textile Center of MN.
Thursday 4/12 is donation Day
Friday 4/13 is preview night from 5:30 - 8:00
Saturday 4/14 is sale day from 9am - 4 pm
go to www.textilecentermn.org/garagesale/ for event details
The Land Stewardship Program is hosting Ray Archuleta for 4 presentations of Maximizing Soil Health.
For tickets go to www.landstewardshipproject.org
A Three Rivers Fibershed discussion at the Minnesota Knitters' Guild March Meeting
Hands on sheep shearing school at Lambalot Acres in Augusta, WI. The Indianhead Sheep and Goat Breeders Association (WI) is having annual school at S12020 County Hwy HH Augusta, WI 54722 . Lunch provided. Members $45, Non-members $50. Contact Duane Klindworth for sign up or questions: 715 471 0403
Join us at Rocking Horse Farm to learn about what a Fibershed is, the inspiration for the Three RiversFibershed, and to be a part of a lively round-table discussion led by members of the fiber arts community in St. Cloud.There will be presentations, time for question and answer, plus plenty of time for connection. Join us as we share ideas about what our fiber community could look like.
Free and open to the public. Questions? Email Rocking Horse Farm here.
Fibershed Community Discussion: “Slow Fashion”
Location: Barn A
Day/Time: Sunday 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Facilitator: Jess Daniels
Join a community conversation about “slow fashion” and the Fibershed movement. How can our choices as consumers affect the world around us and our regional economies? We invite you to bring or wear an item that is meaningful to your understanding of slow fashion, and to join in as we work together to define terminology, and share creative approaches to challenges we face in making and maintaining a slower wardrobe.
An interactive fashion show answering the question "Who Made My Clothes?"
From hemp to linen, camel to yak, not to mention the many breeds of sheep, our world is full of some fantastic fibers. Join us and discover unique properties of several natural fibers and see them in various stages, such as washed, dyed, and spun. You will also gain information to help you better analyze what are the best fibers for your next projects. Ever come across a mystery fiber? Learn some tricks, like the burn test, to see what fiber you are working with. This is a great class for all fiber lovers who want to learn more about locally sourced fibers in a hands-on way. All materials are included in registration price and will be sourced locally.
$54 – Textile Center Members Receive 10% Off Registration
Thursday, April 20 • 10 am – 7 pm
Friday, April 21 • 6 – 8 pm
Click here to buy tickets In advance: $25 members, $30 nonmembers (through Thursday 11 pm)
At the door: $35 for all
Free parking in lot C66 across the street
Saturday, April 22 • 9 am - 4 pm
The World's Largest Textile Garage Sale
Parking: Reduced rate of $4 in lot C66 across the street
Join It All Adds Up-U of M for a sustainable design fashion show, documentary screening, and discussion on fast fashion at the Best Buy Theater inside Northrup Auditorium.
The Worn Wear Tour is a free event that promotes upcycling and the reuse of clothing and other materials in local communities. Bring your clothing, electronics, and household items and learn how to repair them yourself. The UMN Worn Wear Tour is free and open to the public. Come join us to celebrate reuse and sustainability!
Spring shearing is upon us and Lydia’s Flock will be shearing their flock of Icelandic and Shetland sheep!
The farm is in need of a few volunteers to help with tasks related to shearing including moving sheep during and after shearing- including pregnant ewes, basic barn clean up, collection, skirting, and bagging of fleeces.
**As this is a fast paced environment and we'll be working with animals in potentially intense situations, children are not allowed.
If you are interested in participating, please contact Lydia directly at the farm via phone ONLY (no text messages or emails) at 320-733- 0466.
Watch the annual sheep shearing at Gale Woods Farm. Meet the sheep and learn how wool is processed from sheep to sweater through various demonstrations. Make a wool craft to take home. Purchase raw fleece from your sheep of choice.
$6. All Ages
Explore tvåändstickning, a traditional Swedish knitting technique that works from both ends of a ball of yarn and creates a sturdy fabric. Practice unique twined stitch patterns with fiber artist and author, W.J. Johnson, and knit a small (about 4" x 4") notions bag using one or two colors of yarn from Gale Woods. Students must have experience knitting and purling in the round. Project may be finished in class or at home. Reservations required by February 11.
$45. Ages: 12+
Free online webinar by UMN Local Foods College.
In collaboration with The Old Creamery Quilt Shop in Randall, MN, Three Rivers Fibershed is hosting a Central Minnesota Community Fibershed Meeting in the Creamery’s knitting loft. This is an opportunity to connect and engage with the Three Rivers Fibershed Board and local fiber community makers, producers, and consumers to begin a conversation about what a Fibershed in this area looks like. We will also explore community member interests and continue to gather information for our public resource directory. Janelle Johnson, owner of The Old Creamery Quilt Shop, has some very exciting news to share with the Three Rivers Fibershed community at this gathering as well. Please RSVP here to let us know you’ll be in attendance.
A collaboration between the Weavers Guild of Minnesota and the Three Rivers Fibershed brings you an evening all about our Fibershed. From producers and fiber mills to artists and makers, this event will feature voices from the newly formed Fibershed affiliate group, the Three Rivers Fibershed. Featuring Lydia Strand, Jess Daniels, Andrea Myklebust and others, come learn about what a Fibershed is, what a Fibershed does, and what some members of our fiber community are doing to develop regional fiber systems that build soil & protect the health of our biosphere in the greater Twin Cities area. There will be presentations, time for question and answer, plus plenty of time for connection. Join us as we tell stories and dream of what our fiber community could look like.
Free and open to the public!