tiny coven studios 4th annual holiday sale
Dec
15
to Dec 16

tiny coven studios 4th annual holiday sale

the tiny coven holiday studio sale is back for year 4!

featuring locally made goods from local makers and farmers, delicious snacks and hot drinks, and a comfortable atmosphere, support local this year while you browse for the perfect holiday gifts for loved ones (and maybe for yourself).

cash, card, and debit accepted.

children are welcome, please leave fur babies at home. the resident fur baby will be happy to meet you if she’s not snoozing on her bed!

participating vendors:

  • sunflower knit (naturally dyed yarns and accessories, herbal remedies, books, knitting tools and notions)

  • long way homestead (local fibre mill and farmer - farm yarn and fibre, naturally dyed yarn, bags, shirts, calendars, and more)

  • ferme fiola farm (farm yarn, naturally dyed yarn, local wheat, herbal remedies)

  • bear and bunny yarn (naturally dyed yarn, knitting notions)

  • grace boyd ceramics (wood fired and porcelain ceramics)

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eco-printing
Dec
22
11:00 AM11:00

eco-printing

with wolseley wool

where: 889 westminster avenue, winnipeg

when: december 22, 2018, 11:00am-2:00pm

cost: $40 plus $12 per silk scarf or set of 4 cotton napkins you’d like to eco-print

more details: need a last-minute holiday gift (or 3)? join ash of sunflower knit and learn how to make beautiful patterns using natural materials. students will dye silk scarves and/or cotton napkins using a mixture of petals, leaves, bark, and other natural materials.

tickets can be purchased in-person or by phoning the store at 204-772-5648.

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maritime workshop tour: shawl design 101 @ have a yarn
Dec
9
10:00 AM10:00

maritime workshop tour: shawl design 101 @ have a yarn

with have a yarn

where: 575 main street, mahone bay

when: december 9, 2018, 10:00am-4:00pm

cost: $135

more details: find your inner knitwear designer in a supportive learning atmosphere. in this shortened crash course of the original 12-hour shawl design 101, you will learn basic shawl shapes, design math, why gauge swatches are important even for accessories, and where to find inspiration and how to store it for dry spells. students are expected to be comfortable with knitting basics. we will not be going over how to do specific stitches, but rather how to combine stitches and do the math to create something new. suggested knitting level is advanced beginner and up. 

in the second part of class, samson will lead students through photography basics, beginning with showing photos taken during the knitting portion and edited over the lunch break. using tools as simple as your smart phone, learn essential elements of storytelling to elevate your social media game and share special moments with loved ones.

tickets can be purchased by emailing haveayarn@tallships.ca or phoning the store at 902-624-0569.

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maritime workshop tour: eco-printing @ radstorm
Dec
1
12:00 PM12:00

maritime workshop tour: eco-printing @ radstorm

with radstorm

where: 2177 gottingen street, halifax, ns

when: december 1, 2018, 12:00-4:00pm

cost: $75-100 sliding scale (additional scarves and/or sets of 4 napkins available for $15/each, or bandanas for $5 each) 

more details: learn how to make beautiful patterns using natural materials. students will dye a silk scarf/tarot cloth and/or organic cotton napkins using a mixture of petals, leaves, bark, and other natural materials. great for last-minute gift giving! 

in the second part of class, samson will lead students through photography basics, beginning with showing photos taken during the dyeing portion and edited over the lunch break. using tools as simple as your smart phone, learn essential elements of storytelling to elevate your social media game. students will be able to apply photography techniques learned to taking photos for creating their own holiday greeting cards. 

provided materials: silk scarves and/or sets of 4 organic cotton napkins and/or organic cotton bandanas, yarn for tieing, natural dyes (may be foraged or purchased from ethical suppliers), eco-print materials (may be foraged or purchased from ethical suppliers), ziploc bag 

students provide: clothes you are comfortable getting messy in (including footwear), an apron, lunch, smart phone and/or camera

tickets can be purchased by emailing ash.sunflowerknit@gmail.com

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natural dye boot camp
Nov
6
to Nov 27

natural dye boot camp

with wolseley wool

where: 889 westminster avenue, winnipeg

when: november 6/13/20/27, 2018, 6:30-9:00pm

cost: $150 plus $15 per 5 minis skein of yarn you’d like to dye (class 1) and $12 per silk scarf or set of 4 cotton napkins you’d like to ecoprint (class 2)

more details: so you’ve maybe played around with natural dyes a couple of times, or maybe you follow a bunch of natural dyers on instagram and love what they do but haven’t tried it yourself yet. join ash alberg of sunflower knit for a natural dyeing boot camp! this class is for anyone who wants to dive deeper into natural dyeing. we’ll start off dyeing mini skeins of yarn in the first class to see what different mordants and modifiers can do to the end colour, move to eco-printing silk scarves and cotton napkins in class 2, make one-of-a-kind block prints on fabric in class 3, and finish off making our very own inks and paints for extra-special paper cards in the final week.

tickets can be purchased in-person or by phoning the store at 204-772-5648.

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pattern publishing 101
Nov
3
10:30 AM10:30

pattern publishing 101

with wolseley wool

where: 889 westminster avenue, winnipeg

when: november 3, 2018, 10:30am-12:30pm

cost: $25

more details: so you’ve designed something amazing and written a beautiful, clear pattern for it. now what? how do you turn all that work into sales? join ash alberg of sunflower knit to learn the ins and outs of pattern publishing on ravelry, for third-party publications, and self-publishing your very own book! with a focus on self-publishing online (including where to focus your advertising efforts), ash will lead you through all the steps from start to publish. we’ll be doing a live step-by-step pattern release during this class for one of ash’s new patterns!

tickets can be purchased in-person or by phoning the store at 204-772-5648.

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beginner friendly hand-dyed robe sewing & dyeing workshop
Sep
22
to Sep 23

beginner friendly hand-dyed robe sewing & dyeing workshop

with winnipeg sews

where: 980 winakwa road, winnipeg

when: september 22 & 23, 2018, 9:00-3:00pm daily

cost: $250

more details: ssh from sunflower knit and katherine from Winnipeg Sews have teamed up to introduce a unique beginner friendly workshop. we'll be dyeing and then sewing a simple knee-length house robe out of organic cotton flannel, a luxurious and earth friendly fabric that will help start every morning right.

in the first day of this class, students will dye their fabric using natural dyes with the help of local dyer and designer, ash alberg of sunflower knit. we'll spend the day learning everything from how to forage ethically and responsibly to how not to shock your fibres. students will choose between multiple dye pots and/or eco-printing to make a truly unique base for your sewing the following day.

on sunday, students will be guided through a simple self-drafted robe and you'll keep your self-drafted pattern based on your measurements. the assembly of the robe will be straightfoward, a classic wrap front design with a tie closure.

it is our intention to provide our students with a rich community experience steeped in love for our planet, with a beautiful, completely custom houserobe that you can feel wonderful in every morning. a hot beverage in a hand-dyed robe is a perfect way to connect back to yourself and our earth on a daily basis.

classes run 9-3 each day.

students will be provided the following:

  1. 2.5 metres of organic cotton flannel

  2. choice of mulitple dye-pots to create a custom look

  3. all materials for pattern drafting, cutting etc., but you will need your own sewing machine.

  4. snacks, but no lunch. we will have a 30-45 minute break around 12:00.

please wear clothing you are comfortable getting splashed with dye.

we can't wait to meet you!

tickets can be purchased here

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foraging and dyeing on the farm
Aug
26
9:00 AM09:00

foraging and dyeing on the farm

with fleece & harmony

where: 3130 garfield road, belfast pei

when: august 26, 2018, 9:00-2:30pm

cost: $125

more details: learn how to dye yarn (without shocking the fibres!) using natural dyes. students will first forage on an 88 acre farm and woodlot for local plants, and then learn how to dye wool yarn using them.
yarn is provided. spots are limited. 

tickets can be purchased here.

***tickets are non-refundable, but transferable if you are unable to attend. ****

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sunflower knit trunk show and fleece & harmony fall preview
Aug
24
6:30 PM18:30

sunflower knit trunk show and fleece & harmony fall preview

with fleece & harmony

where: 3130 garfield road, belfast pei

when: august 24, 2018, 6:30-9:00pm

cost: FREE

more details: fleece & harmony are collaborating with me to bring you an exciting summer yarn event! natural dyed yarns are a rare find on the island, and sunflower knit will be there with a beautiful selection, as well as an exclusive pattern release. fleece & harmony will be previewing their fall yarn collection which is comprised of small batch natural coloured luxury yarns, and a few other surprises! all of these yarns are limited edition and when they are gone, they are gone! refreshments are provided, join us! tell your yarnie friends! better yet, bring them along! everyone is welcome!

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natural dyeing
Aug
24
1:30 PM13:30

natural dyeing

with fleece & harmony

where: 3130 garfield road, belfast pei

when: august 24, 2018, 1:30-4:30pm

cost: $75

more details: learn how to dye yarn (without shocking the fibres!) using natural dyes. Dye wool yarn using local plants, mordants, materials sourced from ethical suppliers, and/or simple kitchen compost.
yarn is provided. spots are limited. 

tickets can be purchased here.

***tickets are non-refundable, but transferable if you are unable to attend. ****

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natural dyeing
Aug
23
6:30 PM18:30

natural dyeing

with fleece & harmony

where: 3130 garfield road, belfast pei

when: august 23, 2018, 6:30-9:30pm

cost: $75

more details: learn how to dye yarn (without shocking the fibres!) using natural dyes. Dye wool yarn using local plants, mordants, materials sourced from ethical suppliers, and/or simple kitchen compost.
yarn is provided. spots are limited. 

tickets can be purchased here.

***tickets are non-refundable, but transferable if you are unable to attend. ****

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shawl design 101
Aug
22
1:30 PM13:30

shawl design 101

with fleece & harmony

where: 3130 garfield road, belfast pei

when: august 22, 2018, 1:30-4:30pm

cost: $60

more details: find your inner knitwear designer in a supportive learning atmosphere. in this shortened crash course of the original 12-hour shawl design 101, you will learn basic shawl shapes, design math, why gauge swatches are important even for accessories, and where to find inspiration and how to store it for dry spells. students are expected to be comfortable with knitting basics. we will not be going over how to do specific stitches, but rather how to combine stitches and do the math to create something new. suggested level is advanced beginner and up. please bring 100g fingering weight yarn, 3.75mm (US 5) 60cm (32”) circular needle, notebook, pen/pencil, and calculator.

tickets can be purchased here.

***tickets are non-refundable, but transferable if you are unable to attend. ****

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social media 101 for makers
Aug
21
1:30 PM13:30

social media 101 for makers

with fleece & harmony

where: 3130 garfield road, belfast pei

when: august 21, 2018, 1:30-3:30pm

cost: $50

more details: a masterclass in social media for makers, with a focus on using facebook, twitter, and instagram for your personal and business accounts. grow your followers, post beautiful images and share stories that are consistent with your brand or style, and learn the do’s and don’ts of social media etiquette (with the help of some hilarious/cringe-worthy examples).

tickets can be purchased here

***tickets are non-refundable, but transferable if you are unable to attend. ****

 

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tiny coven summer studio sale
Aug
11
10:00 AM10:00

tiny coven summer studio sale

where: 124 arlington street, winnipeg

when: august 11, 2018, 10am-4pm

cost: FREE

more details: join sunflower knit for the tiny coven summer studio sale! there are new knitting notions and herbal remedies, kits to take the guessing out of your summer camping/road trip knitting, naturally dyed yarns and accessories, books, and more. plus products from Long Way Homestead and Ferme Fiola Farm!

snacks and refreshments will be provided! cash, debit, and credit cards accepted.

all-ages friendly. please leave furry friends at home or on leash by the front door (we have water bowls for thirsty pups!).

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drop-in dye day
Jun
2
10:00 AM10:00

drop-in dye day

where: 124 arlington street, winnipeg

when: june 2, 2018, 10am-4pm (come and go as you please)

cost: sliding scale, $5 and up

more details: i've had several requests from people interested in learning some of the basics about natural dyeing, but who aren't in a position to commit time-wise or financially to a full day of classes. so let's do this a little more casually! 

drop-in dye day is exactly that - drop in and hang out with me and my pots! we'll get an indigo vat on the go and other pots on the burners. i won't do specific "teaching", but you can ask questions as we work. i have a large stack of yarn that needs to be dyed, and you're welcome to bring stuff with you (fibres need to be natural to take the dyes properly, and should be scoured prior to going into any pots/vats). if you have a large amount (more than 50g) of material/yarn you want to dye, please email me at ash.sunflowerknit@gmail.com to pre-arrange what dye stuff you want to use. you will be required to pay for that amount of dye stuff at a rate of $5/100g. 

i'll have fresh kombucha available, and you're welcome to bring food to share if you plan on sticking around for a while. 

please keep furry friends at home to avoid any potential accidents (indigo vats look like a big blue water bowl). please ensure that kiddos know how to be safe around stoves, hot plates, and boiling water. 

hope you can make it!

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100 mile natural dyeing
May
20
10:00 AM10:00

100 mile natural dyeing

with upper canada fibreshed and elora centre for the arts

where: 75 melville street, elora

when: may 20, 2018, 10am-4pm

cost: $95 plus HST + $45 kit fee

more details: learn how to dye yarn with natural dyer ash alberg using materials from the Upper Canada Fibreshed. using locally foraged plants and dorset wool from Circle R Farm, we'll spend the day learning everything from how to forage ethically and responsibly and how not to shock your fibres. students will choose between multiple dye pots and/or eco-printing (make your own speckled yarn with environmentally friendly practices!). leave the workshop with enough naturally dyed yarn to make a project for yourself or a loved one. 

*please bring a lunch, a pair of rubber or latex gloves, and wear clothes that you can get messy in.

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shawl design 101
May
5
12:30 PM12:30

shawl design 101

with wolseley wool

where: 889 westminster avenue, winnipeg

when: may 5, 2018, 12:30-3:30pm

cost: $40 plus tax

more details: find your inner knitwear designer in a supportive learning atmosphere. In this shortened crash course of the original 12-hour shawl design 101, you will learn basic shawl shapes, design math, why gauge swatches are important even for accessories, and where to find inspiration and how to store it for dry spells. students are expected to be comfortable with knitting basics. we will not be going over how to do specific stitches, but rather how to combine stitches and do the math to create something new. worksheets will be supplied.

skill level: intermediate

supplies: 100g fingering weight yarn, US 5/3.75mm 60cm (32”) circular needle, notebook, pen/pencil, calculator

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sock design 101
Apr
7
12:30 PM12:30

sock design 101

with wolseley wool

where: 889 westminster avenue, winnipeg

when: april 7, 2018, 12:30-3:30pm

cost: $40 plus tax

more details: find your inner knitwear designer in a supportive learning atmosphere. In this sister course to shawl design 101, you will learn basic design math, why gauge swatches are important even for accessories, and where to find inspiration and how to store it for dry spells. students are expected to be comfortable with knitting basics. we will not be going over how to do specific stitches, but rather how to combine stitches and do the math to create something new.

skill level: intermediate

supplies: 100g sock yarn, preferred sock needles (suggested 2.25mm/US 1 dpns or circulars), notebook, pen/pencil, calculator

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shawl design 101
Mar
4
12:00 PM12:00

shawl design 101

  • the naked sheep yarn & fibre emporium (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

with the naked sheep yarn & fibre emporium.

where: 104 college ave. east, regina, saskatchewan

when: mar. 4, 12-3pm

cost: $60 per person

register in-person or by contacting the naked sheep.

more details: find your inner knitwear designer in a supportive learning atmosphere. in this shortened crash course of the original 12-hour shawl design 101, you will learn basic shawl shapes, design math, why gauge swatches are important even for accessories, and where to find inspiration and how to store it for dry spells. students are expected to be comfortable with knitting basics. we will not be going over how to do specific stitches, but rather how to combine stitches and do the math to create something new. suggested level is advanced beginner and up. please bring 100g fingering weight yarn, 3.75mm (US 5) 60cm (32”) circular needle, notebook, pen/pencil, and calculator.

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eco-printing
Mar
3
4:00 PM16:00

eco-printing

  • the naked sheep yarn & fibre emporium (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

with the naked sheep yarn & fibre emporium.

where: 104 college ave. east, regina, saskatchewan

when: mar. 3, 4-6pm

cost: $100 per person

register in-person or by contacting the naked sheep.

more details: learn how to make beautiful patterns using natural materials. students will dye a silk scarf using a mixture of petals, leaves, bark, and other natural materials. please wear clothes you are comfortable getting messy in (including footwear), an apron, old towel.

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social media 101
Mar
2
6:00 PM18:00

social media 101

  • the naked sheep yarn & fibre emporium (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

with the naked sheep yarn & fibre emporium.

where: 104 college ave. east, regina, saskatchewan

when: mar. 2, 6-8pm

cost: $40 per person

register in-person or by contacting the naked sheep.

more details: a masterclass in social media for makers, with a focus on using facebook, twitter, and instagram for your personal and business accounts. grow your followers, post beautiful images and share stories that are consistent with your brand or style, and learn the do’s and don’ts of social media etiquette (with the help of some hilarious/cringe-worthy examples). please being paper and a pen.

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