Recycled Lamb Events and Workshops

 
Trip to Brown Sheep Mill - Thursday, August 6th
turquiose yarn
Back by popular demand, we've scheduled a tour of the Brown Sheep Mill in Mitchell Nebraska for Thursday, August 6. We'll leave here at 6:30am and travel by fancy motor coach through northeastern Colorado and into Nebraska. With a mystery knit-along to keep us engaged, the trip will include snacks, KAL yarn and pattern, drinks and a dessert for lunch (bring your own brown bag) in addition to the fabulous tour of the mill and shopping at the Brown Sheep company store! We're taking reservations now, so just register on-line here or give us a call at 303-234-9337 and we'll get you signed up!
 
$115 
 
Weaving Workshop: Focus on the Warp (Controlling Creative Chaos) - August 25-29th, Tuesday-Saturday
Weaving Workshop: Focus on the Warp
In this class students learn non-traditional techniques that allow them to work with multiple warps and design at the loom. They will use instructor provided hand-painted warps in which the colors flow and change, creating designs in the woven fabric that appear complex in planning, but actually spring from making flexible and intuitive decisions as they work. Students will work with multiple warp chains in a variety of ways: They might choose to flip sections of the warp from end to end which creates color flow in opposite directions. They might choose to shift the warps to create patterns that flow in the weaving lengthwise as well as horizontally. They might choose to add other warps to create stripes within the space-dyed design. They might choose to use multi-harness weave structures, plain weave, twills or repp weave.

August 25-29th, Tuesday-Saturday, 4 days weaving, one day dyeing-- inlcudes the dye workshop below! $450.00 (10% early bird discount if you register before May 31) plus materials fee of $45.
 
   
Class fee is non-refundable, but is transferrable
Click Here to go to our calendar and register
 
Dyeing Workshop: Not Your Grandma’s Dye-Pot! - Saturday August 29th
Dyeing Workshop
The goal for this workshop is to learn the basics of dyeing: dyeing safely, traditional as well as non-traditional application of dyes, and processes needed to set the dyes for color fastness. And, beyond that, to learn to dye with personal fearlessness and intention. Students will learn fundamentals for dye application to produce one of a kind, technically sound and color-fast hand-dyed cotton yarn and fabric.
 
Dye workshop:$100, plus dye kit fee of $25
Class fee is non-refundable, but is transferrable
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Special guest Norman Kennedy - September 25th and 26th
Norman Kennedy
Friday evening September 25th balladeer and storyteller Norman Kennedy will present a house concert of Scottish songs and stories, and on Saturday afternoon, September 26th, we'll have an official wool waulking session!

Join us on Friday evening, September 25 at 7pm, as Norman Kennedy sings traditional Scottish folk ballads unaccompanied, transporting you through his songs and tales to the family hearth of yesteryear. He began singing on a relative's croft in Aberdeenshire, as he was raised amongst ordinary people for whom singing as regarded as a natural part of life and passing on oral traditions. Many of the same songs he learned from his elders as a youngster, he still performs for audiences in the United Kingdom, the United States and Canada. Norman shares what is enduring about traditional songs - their authenticity to life, the humorous turns of every-day events, the beauty of old melodies. As Norman explains it: "These songs are my roots; they're older and more important than I am." This unpretentiousness makes Norman's music as wonderful to the audience as it is important to him. An evening of songs with Norman as he sings these songs and tells his tales will is an event that is cherished. Spinning and knitting encouraged!!
$28.50 Click HERE to reserve your spot!

Then, on Saturday the 26th, participate in a traditional waulking of the cloth with Shanachie(Gaelic for tradition bearer) Norman Kennedy. Enjoy a once in a lifetime chance to participate in traditionally fulling newly woven cloth and get a few frustrations out at the same time. Waulking or laudh('loo-ugh') in Gaelic, is the time honored process of handfinishing woolen cloth. In Scotland, most especially in the Hebrides, this method survived into the twentieth century, and consists of a group of people(usually women but we will use the men too) seated around a large table where they lift, pound and pass wetted woven cloth while time is kept by singing traditional Gaelic waulking songs (Orain Laudh). This is still one of the most effective (as well as fun) ways to wet-finish handwoven woolens, and has serves the very practical purpose of making the resulting cloth tight and strong.

$45.00 Click HERE to register

The concert and wool waulking will be downstairs, but please enter through the front door of the shop. (There is no ramp or elevator access.)

Class fee is non-refundable, but is transferable to another student.
 
 
Predicting the Unpredicatble: Color in Tapestry - September 18-20th
color in tapestry
Yarn reflects light differently than paint does. The weft-faced weave of tapestry creates different effects than other kinds of weave structure. This class explores basic color theory as it applies to tapestry. We will experiment with various color combinations, practice mixing colors in the weft bundle, and discuss how color interacts and how best to create desired effects in the medium of tapestry. All of this is built upon a discussion of color theory. Through our exploration of color we will begin to learn to make intentional color choices that work for us.

Participants will need to bring a warped tapestry loom. A complete materials list will be sent about 4 weeks before the workshop.

Rebecca Mezoff grew up climbing the mesas and red rocks near Gallup, NM. She has won numerous awards for her tapestries which are in various public and private collections. She studied contemporary tapestry as a student and then apprentice of James Koehler for six years. You can see her work at www.rebeccamezoff.com. She teaches workshops throughout the United States and online and currently resides somewhere in the southwest where she doesn’t mind having to dump the sand out of her shoes (you can find out where she is now on her blog at http://rebeccamezoff.blogspot.com).
 
Workshop:$325, plus materials fee
Class fee is non-refundable, but is transferrable
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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
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