Recycled Lamb Events and Workshops

Traditional Yoruba Batik & Tie-dye - May 15-17th, 9-4pm
Evening presentation Thursday - May 14th, 7pm
Batik example of work
We're excited to have Gasali Adeyemo presenting a 3-day workshop and evening presentation in May! Explore traditional batik techniques, "adire", and tie dye, while learning about the arts and culture of the Yoruba people from a native Nigerian artist. Experiment with intricate patterns and deep indigo colors, using "was", paste resist, and fiber dyes to create beautiful scarves, t-shirts and yardage. All levels welcome, no experience necessary.
 
3-day workshop and evening presentation:$385
Evening presentation only: $45
Class fee is non-refundable, but is transferrable
Click Here to go to our calendar and register
 
 
Beth Smith brings us a triptych of workshops! Saturday, May 16th
Beth Smith
First, starting bright and early in the morning, Beth will teach her morning class

Adding Speed to Your Wheel Spinning 8:30-11:30am

Perfect for Spinzilla team members, or those of you who have a large project you want to spin for and get knitted or woven in this lifetime!

Join Beth to learn all of her little tricks to spin a little faster on your spinning wheel and quickly fill those bobbins for that yarn project you can’t wait to begin.

Students should be able to spin a consistent thread and have a spinning wheel in good working order. Please bring any faster whorls for your wheel if you have them.

$65 plus materials fee

Next, it's still all about speed--it's...

carder

The Fastest Carder in West! 12:30-2pm

Be ready to quick-draw those hand-cards! Hand carding doesn’t have to be slow or laborious. Beth has taken all the classes and done research to narrow down a great and fast method. Just for you!!! This is her favorite method and now she says she can card fiber faster with hand cards than using a drum carder. You too can be fast with the hand cards. Students should bring a pair of curved back hand carders.

$45 plus materials fee

Lastly, now that you know how to spin and card quickly, here's the class to help you be sure your yarn is perfect!

Going Steady 2:30-5:30pm

If you've made the commitment to create more consistent yarns, this is the class for you. Beth will show you important tricks to spinning more consistent yarns. We will get hands on with some glorious fibers and explore how drafting, twist and ply effect a finished yarn and how to manage each one for a consistent yarn in grist and twist.

But it’s not just all class and learning. You will have an opportunity to play “What Went Wrong” a spinners game that diagnoses the specific problems in finished yarns that aren’t quite right.

Please Bring: A spinning wheel in good working order, 3 empty bobbins, lazy kate, and note taking materials.

Spinning Level: Students must be able to spin a continuous thread.

$65 plus materials fee

Bulk Special--sign up for all three of Beth's classes and receive a 10% discount on the class fees.
 
Adding Speed to your wheel spinning: $65
Fastest Carder in the West: $45
Going Steady: $65
Class fee is non-refundable, but is transferrable
Click Here to go to our calendar and register
 
Cochineal Dye Workshop - Almost like traveling to Guatemala! - June 6, 2015 10 A.M. - 4 P.M.
Cochineal Dye Workshop
An accomplished natural dye artist, Rocío Mena Gutierrez learned this ancient craft from Michel Garcia at the Université de La Mode in Lyon, France. She has applied her expertise to the Natural Dye Project through Mayan Hands, a fair trade organization. Rocío Mena will also be presenting a slide show and conversation about the Natural Dye Project in San Rafael, Guatemala

Join us the evening of June 5th to welcome Rocio Mena and Deborah Chandler! Rocio will present a slide show and share her adventures with the Natural Dye Project for Mayan Hands. Along with Deborah, you'll learn the story of Mayan Hands, Tintes Naturales, and the Friendship Towel kits!

Friday evening slide show 7-8pm, donations accepted.
 
Dye workshop and evening presentation:$75
Class fee is non-refundable, but is transferrable
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Fiber Explorers - June 22-26, 9-noon, 8-11 year-olds
Kids Weaving Camp
This will mark the fifth year of our extremely popular summer fiber camp for kids! For Fiber Explorers, the 8-11 year-olds, each day these young aspiring fiber artists will learn the arts of spinning wool, dyeing wool, knitting and/or crocheting, and weaving. Each day will focus on a different skill, and the week will end with an art show for the parents and friends of the students.
 
Multi-day camp:$225.00  
Class fee is non-refundable, but is transferrable
Please call the shop at 303-234-9337 or stop in to register.
 
Fiber Frolic - July 13-17, 9-noon, 12-14 year olds and up.
Kids Weaving Camp
Start fresh, or build on skills learned as Fiber Art Explorers with this fun, project-based class. Using looms, dyes, rope-makers, and knitting needles, fashion a shoulder bag or smartphone case, dye an apron or kerchief, and weave a placemat of fabric strips. We will be learning how to warp and weave on a rigid-heddle loom and an inkle loom, how to knit a cell phone purse, how to dye cotton fabric, and cotton yarn and how to prepare cotton fabric strips for weaving.
 
Multi-day camp:$225.00  
Class fee is non-refundable, but is transferrable
Please call the shop at 303-234-9337 or stop in to register.
 
Felt making with Anne Evans - July 18-19th 10-4pm
Felt Making with Anne Evans
Felt is considered to be the first man made fabric but contemporary feltmakers have brought this skill to new heights. The technique of incorporating wool fibers into fabric and non-wool fibers allows almost unlimited effects. We have the luxury to experiment with all types of fabrics and fibers and create work that is unique to the feltmaking process.

In this two-day feltmaking intensive you will learn techniques for incorporating merino wool fiber into a variety of silk and other fabrics and fibers that can be used for yardage, and accessories. You will make a felt “collage” and learn how to incorporate other than wool fibers into a felt work. You will use the techniques developed to experiment making a scarf and/or shawl or other accessory. You will go home with some finished accessories and samples of techniques.

Anne’s first introduction to felt was as a child visiting her grandparents in Norway where nearly everyone had a pair of felt boots. When a Danish friend was visiting over 30 years ago, she taught her how to make a pair of felt slippers. From that point on, felt became a focus for her and she eventually wrote five books on the subject, made two videos in addition to developing a line of feltmaking craft kits for children and adults. Her recent work has been in juried and invitational shows, among them the Surface Design Association Conference Fashion Show 2011, the HGA Convergence Fashion Show 2012 and 2014, the International Shibori Conference, ArtWear Fashion Week 2011 & 2013, and the Uncommon Threads Art-to-Wear Fashion Show where she received the Juror’s Choice award for “Best Body of Work” in 2012. In 2013 she received the Surface Design Association Award of Excellence. A collection of her work was at the Denver Art Museum during and after the Spun: Adventures in Textiles exhibit. Most recently she was an invited artist for the “Fiber Innovations” exhibit at the Parker Arts and Events Center in Parker Colorado.
 
$199 plus materials fee 
Class fee is non-refundable, but is transferrable
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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
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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! All the details aren't confirmed yet but we thought you ought to know so you don't leave town that weekend. You won't want to miss this!
 
 
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