Sheep to Shawl
Exploring Fiber Transformation
Deepening our Experience of Color, Complete a Unique Hand-spun Garment or Accessory
“When you work with a spindle...you hold it between heaven and earth. When you look at yarn, it is a spiral. Our galaxy seen from outer space is a spiral."
Washing and carding wool, spinning with the spindle
Dyeing with plant colors and knitting a shawl
Reconnect to the wonders of the natural world, develop new skills and enliven your creative capacities in the company of fellow artisans.
Immerse yourself in an experience of wholeness and transformation.
Find new meaning in the traditional fiber crafts
This course is open to beginners and experienced fiber artisans.
This course offers an opportunity to create a special garment by transforming wool fibers into a knitted shawl. Each participant will create a beautiful and functional piece that is imbued with healing forces and uniquely suited to his or her individuality.
The traditional hands-on activities of washing and carding wool, spinning with the spindle and the wheel, dyeing fibers with plant-colors and knitting will be approached with a spirit of research and renewal. Background reading, presentations and conversations will complement the hands-on activities. Regular practice and study – in addition to the work in class – is recommended and will amplify the experience of this year-long journey.
Each Saturday art and/or movement classes will be offered to accompany the handwork sessions and bring enlivening impulses to each individual as well as the group.
Tuition is refundable until 2 weeks before start of the course. Once started only studio credit will be issued.
Flow of Day
9:00-11:00 Conversation & Handwork
11:00 -12:30: Artistic work
12:30 – 2:00 Lunch
2:00 – 5:00: Handwork