Recycled Lamb Events and Workshops

Exploring the Visual Heartbeat:
Use of Rhythm in Tapestry Design
tapestry design
This spring we're honored to bring Elizabeth Buckley to our shop for a workshop.

Rhythm is not only integral to the world of music and dance, but also to effective tapestry design. In this workshop, we explore different approaches to visual rhythm through the use of: repetition, progressions, gradations, and contrast in shape, line, value and color. These underlying principles behind rhythm will help you go beyond the flat background to creating a sense of movement and dynamic flow.

May 18-19-20th, 2016

$375.00 plus a $30 Materials Fee - Click HERE to register


“Tapestry design is more than copying a photograph or a drawing. It is thinking in the language of the loom and how the combined use of specific techniques can create quality of line, shaped form, and illusory space. “ --Elizabeth Buckley

Elizabeth Buckley’s core curriculum of classes and workshops provides a solid foundation in both theory and technique for her students. Her courses incorporate principles of two-dimensional design and color theory that are relevant to the art of hand-woven tapestry. She draws from multiple traditions—Southwest, Aubusson, Beauvais—as well as knowledge that she has gained directly from master weavers themselves, some of which is not documented in books. She encourages and stretches her students, supporting them as they explore beyond their comfort zones to find and express their own unique voice.

Photo: "Remnants of The Dream" detail ©1996 Elizabeth J. Buckley
Singing The Blues: The Joys of Working with Indigo
3-Day Workshop with John Marshall
Sept. 23-25, 2016

IN THIS COURSE we will be exploring many of the traditional Japanese ways of working with indigo, including rice-paste resist, clamp resist and string resist. We will be using indigo as a vat dye and as a dye painted directly on our natural fibers. So much to explore—so many nuances!

No previous experience required.

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$325 plus a materials fee to the instructor of $75. Includes everything you’ll need for the class along with a DVD to take home with all relevant information.

We will also be hosting a trunk show of John Marshall’s hand-dyed, hand-stenciled, original designed clothes and cloths which will be for sale from September 17 through September 30. Quilters and other fiber artists will find unique treasures to work with!

Five-Day Workshop with John Marshall
Mon-Fri, Sept. 26-30, 2016

This lively and compact course is designed as an intensive introduction to the traditional art of katazome—Japanese paste-resist dyeing with stencils. An abundance of antique and contemporary samples will be presented to help participants understand the history and development of this versatile process. In addition, participants will be guided through the entire process of dyeing silk in the ancient Japanese traditions.

The course includes making our own natural dyes, our own resist from rice and bran, carving stencils from hand made mulberry paper, and much, much more. Each participant will be able to leave with a completed length of silk suitable for clothing, quilts, or wall hangings.

$500 plus a materials fee to instructor of $125. The materials fee includes silk, paste, stencil materials, dyes and all other consumable materials required. It also includes the use of many of the artist’s stencils, brushes, stretching equipment and everything else needed in class. Participants will have access to a great many reference materials from John’s vast collection. A DVD will be supplied during class with all recipes and relevant information.

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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
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:
‘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 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:
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:
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:

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,
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
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:
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:
  • E-mail:
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
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: