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This summer we are offering a series of workshops here at Knitty Gritty, called Farm to Fashion.
“The farm to fashion workshop series has been designed to inspire and encourage a greater connection between local artisans and the nature that envelopes the sea to sky corridor by teaching sustainable, ecological practices within the fibre arts. Combine new skills from all three workshops to progress a project from beast to boutique”.
The first workshop is SPINNING FOR BEGINNERS.
and as a bonus we will be conducting this workshop at an alpaca farm in Mt Currie!
Join the Knitty Gritty for a guided tour of Rainbow Forest Acres Alpaca Farm followed by a half day spinning workshop on the farms grounds.
Learn about the qualities of alpaca fleece, the processes taken to ready it for spinning and meet the alpaca’s themselves on a guided tour from farm owner Barbara Eslake. Then sit down with Renate Bareham and learn to spin using both the drop spindle method and spinning wheel, taking away with you a skein of hand spun yarn.
Register Now at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/262631
Monday August 20th
Spinning for Beginners
Rainbow Forest Acres Alpaca Farm, Mt Currie
The cost includes:
All spinning wheel and spindle rental
Spinning Workshop with Renate Bareham
Transfer to/frm Whistler Village to Rainbow Forest Acres.
*Lunch is not included.
Why pick the Knitty Gritty Workshop series?
This is a really fantastic and unique opportunity, which will enable you to better understand yarn qualities and how they can make or break a project. This trip is at least $25 less than the cheapest beginners spinning lessons in Vancouver and half the price of most! Plus you get to meet the animals.
Registration closes at 4pm August 18th 2012.