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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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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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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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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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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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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