Recycled Lamb Events and Workshops

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Dream Club is BACK!
The Recycled Lamb participates in Dream Club. From September to February a specially selected Dream yarn and pattern are available at the store. With purchase of that month's yarn a free pattern download is made available.
Look on your yarn purchase receipt for the password to get the downloadable pattern.

 

 

 

 

 

Fall Shawl Competition
knitted shawl for Fall Shawl compeition
Lots of people are knitting shawls this year...and there are some gorgeous ones around!
Shawls make a great summer project too as they can be light and airy; they're something to keep your mind ticking over during vacation time; and are wonderful gifts.
So...get involved in our FALL SHAWL COMPETITION!!
Competition Details:
The finished piece is due October 1st All entries will be on display in the store for voting The winners will be announced at Knit Night on October 17th
Categories:
  • Shawls completed in a class
  • Knit
  • Crochet
  • Woven
  • Hand-spun Yarn
  • Other
To qualify, the yarn or fiber needs to be purchased here, and you'll need to sign up (it's free!) by stopping by the front desk or calling by October 1.
Yarn Along The Rockies - Yarn Crawl
logo for 2014 Yarn Along The Rockies
Yarn Along The Rockies is a 9 day yarn crawl with a Passport Tour of 24 participating yarn shops across the front range of Colorado. With FIVE grand prizes, generous schwag baskets provided at each store, and lots of crawl discounts, there are lots of opportunities to win!
Read more here.
Louet North American Dealer Demo
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Louet North America Dealer Demo Days, Sept 12-13.
Friday from 3-8pm it's all about spinning and fiber, learn about Louet wheels and fiber and free Louet wheel tune-ups! Saturday from 10-4pm Louet Yarns Trunk show, and loom demos all day.
Spinzilla registration begins August 4
Spinzilla 2014
The countdown is on! Last year's Spinzilla competition was such a success that it's going global this year! Our shop has already registered our team and don't forget-- team member signups start August 4th. In the meantime, we've started our summer season of spinning on the porch, so get your wheels oiled and bring your mint juleps every Thursday afternoon at 2pm and we'll sit outside to spin and strategize!
Just released--the Spinzilla Blog Tour kickoff is July 8th! Check out the Spinzilla website HERE to catch up on last years' posts, and be ready for the first post this month. With our favorite spinning gurus including Jacey Boggs, Kristen Kapur, Sara Lamb, and more, these blogs will help you prepare to spin the most yarn you've ever done.
New this year is the Monster Mile Club--spin 1760 yards (yes a very achievable goal!) and you'll be entered to win Monster Mile prizes. Also, yes, team participants will be able to count plying as part of their yardage this year! Team Recycled Lamb would love to have you on our 2014 team, and as a special competition, we're looking for bicyclists who'd like to participate in a special "spin" challenge during Spinzilla week. If you are one, or know of someone who'd like to paricipate, we'll have signups starting August 4th at the shop.
Color Gradation Techniques for Tapestry, October 16-19, 2014
Tapestry Color Grad
Rebecca Mezoff - $375 plus materials fee Registration fee is non-refundable.
Students will weave a sampler exploring color gradation techniques in contemporary tapestry. We will learn different forms of hatching and hachure along with various methods of grading color in every direction. Color mixing techniques along with some color theory will be investigated. Hand-dyed wool yarn in a large range of hues suitable for gradation will be provided.
For more information about Rebecca and her weaving and teaching, visit her website at www.rebeccamezoff.com
Date(s) Time Price Notes

Thurs-Sunday Oct 16-19th 2014

9am - 5pm

$375

Registration fee is non-refundable, but your class spot is transferable.

Around the Color Wheel in 4 Days, Part 2: Color Experiments in the Dye Studio
October 25-28th, 9-5pm
$375
dye workshop photos yarn ball color wheel
This multi-level workshop builds on the techniques learned in the Around the Color Wheel class while at the same time introducing new students to the foundations of work in the dye studio. Advanced students will develop skills for creating new color combinations and will be assisted in exploring new, unexpected and subtle color interactions. They will also have the chance to work on their own dye formulas for a specific fiber project.
Students who are new to the dye process will learn all necessary dye techniques as well as the foundations of color theory and gradation work. After 4 days of color experimentation students will receive all samples dyed in class (in Part 1 of this workshop the students dyed 200+ color samples). These samples will be the basis of a sample book, an indispensable tool for every fiber artist.
Both beginners and more advanced dyers will find this workshop to be a valuable addition to their color and dyeing education, and it is a great companion class for tapestry weavers who have taken Rebecca Mezoff's class "Warp and Weft: Learning the Structure of Tapestry" or who are scheduled to take her class "Color Gradation for Tapestry" October 16-19th.
Registration fee is non-refundable, but is transferrable. Yarn and dyes are supplied.
Date(s) Time Price Notes

Sunday-Tuesday Oct 25-28th 2014

9am - 5pm

$375

Registration fee is non-refundable, but your class spot is transferable.

Fiber artists are an active group! We have regular activities here at the shop and want to share with you other events that we know you'll be interested in:

Activity Day Time Details
Community Knitting Weekly on
Thursdays
12 to 1PM
Over Lunch
Our knit and crochet benefits 'Women In Crisis Center'. If you'd like to contribute but can't make it at that time, feel free to knit or crochet 7"x9" rectangles and drop them off at the shop at any time. We'll make them part of our afghan project! This is a great stash-buster, and goes to a great cause.
Knit Knite Monthly, third Fridays, except Dec. 4:30PM to 8PM Buck-a-slice pizza and fiber fellowship--Bring your current project and enjoy the company of other knitters and crocheters.
Spin-In Monthly, second Fridays, except Dec. 5PM to 8PM Bring your wheel and/or spindles and a snack to share, you'll be surprised at all the yarns we spin!

Local Guild and Fiber Organizations' meetings.

(To be listed, please email us!)

Activity Day Time Details
Rocky Mountain Weavers Guild
Monthly, 3rd Saturday
Sept-May, May & Dec vary
9AM to NOON , Where - check website.... Web Page: www.rmweaversguild.org
E-mail: president@rmweaversguild.org
‘Dances with Wool’
(The Dances gatherings are the hand spinning study groups of the Rocky Mountain Weaver’s Guild)
Monthly, 2nd Saturday 9AM to Noon 901 Englewood Parkway, Suite 112, Englewood, CO
  • We are Dances with Wool and The Second Dance.
  • We gather twice monthly to share our interest in hand spinning and fiber.
  • To join us, please bring your spinning wheel or spindle and fiber to spin; no hand spinning experience is necessary to attend.
  • At gatherings, we informally share our experience and questions about hand spinning with each other. A more structured part of the gathering is show and tell.
  • At the second meeting of the month, we host a 50-minute mini-workshop where a knowledgeable group member presents a topic of interest to hand spinners.
  • Past topics have included Navajo Plying, fleece scouring, and use of Ravelry web site for inspiration and stash management. Fleece processing tools (swift, hackle, wool combs and more) are available for use at gatherings.
  • Experienced hand spinners are pleased to offer assistance in the use of these tools during gatherings. Please join us and learn more about hand spinning. Contact: elizj21@comcast for B. A. or danceswithwool@outlook.com for Chris.
‘The Second Dance’
(The Dances gatherings are the hand spinning study groups of the Rocky Mountain Weaver’s Guild)
Monthly, 4th Saturday 9AM to Noon See Above Note...
Handweavers Guild Of Boulder* (380) HGB
2nd Mon is Daytime guild. Evening Guild is Tuesday after the day meeting. Day is 9 am. Evening is 7 pm, Sept-May Mtn. View United Meth., 355 Ponca Pl, Boulder
PO Box 18568, Boulder CO 80308-1568
Web Page: www.handweaversofboulder.org
E-Mail: handweaversofboulder@handweaversboulder.org
Northern Colorado Weavers Guild* (149) NCWG
1st Sat, Sept-June 9:00 am Mt Olive Lutheran Ch, 3411 S Taft Ave, Loveland
PO Box 2404, Fort Collins CO 80522-2404
Web Page: www.fortnet.org/ncwg
E-Mail: NCWG@peoplepc.com
Pikes Peak Weavers Guild* (85) PPWG 2nd Fri, Sept-May, May varies 9:00 am Mountain View Church of Christ,
1080 E. LaSalle @ Paseo, CO Spgs
PO Box 8104, Colorado Springs CO 80933-8104
Web Page: www.PikesPeakWeavers.org
E-mail: PPWGuild@aol.com

Front Range Fiber Artisans of Colorado

 

First Thursday of every month 6:00pm - 7:30pm (social hour begins at 5:30pm) 1605 Elm Creek View, Colo. Spgs., CO,
http://www.frontrangefiber.com/
The Knitter's Guild of Denver On the 2nd Wednesday of each month, we have a Guild members meeting and "How To" program on various topics. On the 4th Wednesday, we have an informal Sit N' Knit. 6:30-8:30 PM in the Anderson Room Meets monthly at the Englewood Library
1000 Englewood Parkway, Englewood, Colorado
Contact: cj.carolwray@gmail.com
Estes Park Area Weavers Meets 4th Thursday Sept-May, 1PM in the Hondius Room, Estes Park Library
COLORADO BASKETMAKERS GUILD 3rd Fri of month, Sept to May, dues are due Dec/Jan 9am to Noon, Police Dept Falcon Division, 7850 Goddard Street, Colorado Springs Annual workshop with a visiting basketry instructor. E-Mail: basketry@att.net
FLORISSANT FRIDAY FIBERS GROUP 1st Fri of every month, all year 9:30 am-2:30 pm, meet in member's homes
FRONT RANGE FIBER ARTISANS 1st Thurs of every month, all year. 5:30 pm,, MacKenzie Place, 1605 Elm Creek View, Colorado Springs
  • Guild began around 2007
  • PO Box 6691, Colorado Springs CO 80934-6691
  • Web Page: www.frontrangefiber.com
  • E-mail: frontrangefiber@gmail.com
HANDWEAVERS GUILD OF PUEBLO 4th Wed of each month, all year, Nov & Dec varies. 9:00AM, Fellowship of the Rockies, 3892 West Northern Ave, Pueblo
  • Guild began 1974
  • www.facebook.com/HandweaversGuildofPueblo
HEART OF COLORADO FIBERARTS GUILD 1st Fri of month Sept-May, 1PM, Sept to May
  • Guild began December 2004
  • Meet alternating months in Salida and Buena Vista
HIGH PLAINS SPINNERS AND WEAVERS 3rd Sat of every month, all year 1PM,
Even Months: Two Barns, 46341 County Road 41,Yuma
Odd Months: East Morgan County Library, 500 Clayton Street, Brush
  • Guild began March 2003
  • Web Page: http://users.kci.net/hpsw/public_html
    E-Mail: hpsw@kci.net