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17175 Bodega Hwy #4
Bodega, CA, 94923
United States

hand ∙ made is a collaborative space for arts & natural materials.  hand ∙ made strives to support the diverse interests of artists, agriculturalists, teachers, innovators, and naturalists.  The studio serves as a space for teaching, learning, community gatherings, and is the outlet for Full Circle Wool.  We are located in West Sonoma County, California.

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Classes & Workshops


Raw to Ready: How to Process a Fleece for Spinning or Felting
Jun
17
10:30 AM10:30

Raw to Ready: How to Process a Fleece for Spinning or Felting

Learn the whys & hows of preparing a raw fleece to spin or felt in this  introductory class with Melanie Perkins of Spindles & Flyers Spinning Guild.  

Part 1: 10:30am-12: WASHING

Learn skirting on a skirting table.  Learn different types of wool.  Learn the difference between washing different types of sheep's wool and alpaca or mohair.  We'll practice on Scottish Blackface & Olde English Babydoll, as well as alpaca.  We'll also talk about suint washing and storage. $60 plus $15 materials fee.  Deposit required by June 1 for registration.

Part 2: 12:30-3pm: CARDING

Learn the difference between spinning a clean fleece vs spinning "in the grease" or "spinning in the dirt", and the difference between preparing different types of sheep's wool and alpaca.  Learn teasing, picking, carding, & combing.  We'll practice on Scottish Blackface & Olde English Babydoll, as well as alpaca.  

$60 plus $15 materials fee.  Deposit required by June 1 for registration.

To register or for questions, please email us at info@hand-made-studio.org

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Raw to Ready: How to Process a Raw Fleece for Spinning or Felting
Oct
15
10:30 AM10:30

Raw to Ready: How to Process a Raw Fleece for Spinning or Felting

Learn the whys & hows of preparing a raw fleece to spin or felt in this 2 part class with Melanie Perkins of Spindles & Flyers Spinning Guild.  Take both parts or just one.

Part 1: 10:30am-12: WASHING

Learn skirting on a skirting table.  Learn different types of wool.  Learn the difference between washing different types of sheep's wool and alpaca or mohair.  We'll practice on Scottish Blackface & Olde English Babydoll, as well as alpaca.  We'll also talk about suint washing and storage.  $30 for the single class, or $50 for the series (when taken with Carding & Picking, from 12:30-3).  Plus $15 materials fee (which is the same for either the single or both classes: $15 materials fee for the single class, $15 total materials fee if you take both the Washing & Carding classes). Deposit required by October 1 for registration.

Part 2: 12:30-3pm: CARDING

Learn the difference between spinning a clean fleece vs spinning "in the grease" or "spinning in the dirt", and the difference between preparing different types of sheep's wool and alpaca.  Learn teasing, picking, carding, & combing.  We'll practice on Scottish Blackface & Olde English Babydoll, as well as alpaca.  $30 for the single class, or $50 for the series (when taken with Cleaning a Raw Fleece from 10:30-12).  Plus $15 materials fee (which is the same for either the single or both classes: $15 materials fee for the single class, $15 total materials fee if you take both the Washing & Carding classes). Deposit required by October 1 for registration.

To register or for questions, please email us at info@hand-made-studio.org

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Regional Wild Mushroom & Lichen Dye Workshop
May
22
10:00 AM10:00

Regional Wild Mushroom & Lichen Dye Workshop

Learn to use mushrooms and lichen to make beautiful, vibrant, and healthy dyes in this one day workshop with Alissa Allen, of Mycopigments.

This class covers:

Regional Dye Palette: Every region has its own palette of mushroom and lichen dyes.  This class takes an in-depth look at using local, wild fungi as sustainable, safe dye sources. Starting with 10-12 different species, with the addition of safe mordants and pH modifiers, we end up with about 20 colors in all.

Wild Harvest: All of the dyes used are ethically harvested, dried, and weighed (using some fresh material if available). Students learn about mushroom safety, identification basics, habitats and ethical harvest. Participants receive a customized color guide to the best regional dye mushrooms and lichens and learn where to go for help with identification.

Working with Fiber: We will be working with wool and silk fiber. Yarn for class is pre-mordanted to allow ample time to focus on dyes, however we will discuss the steps for preparing the fibers for the dye bath. This includes scouring, mordanting, and techniques to avoid felting wool.   

Shibori demonstration: Participants will be guided through the steps to create an intricate arashi shibori inspired design. Each participant receives a blank scarf for practice.

Students will take home a detailed recipe card showcasing the rainbow of samples dyed in class. The recipe card lists both the scientific and common names of the fungi and lichens used to make the dye, it also includes the ratios of fungus to fiber, any mordants used, and pH modifications required to achieve the colors.  Participants receive a detailed procedural handout, a customized guide to local dye fungi and a beautiful hand dyed scarf. This workshop covers all aspects of getting started with mushroom and lichen dyes and leaves the student with the tools to carry on with their own exploration.

Cost: $150, including materials

Where: 17175 Bodega Hwy #4, around the corner from the Dressmaker

To register: email info@hand-made-studio.org

Teacher Bio:  Alissa Allen is an amateur mycologist who specializes in presenting regional mushroom and lichen dye palettes to communities all over the country. Alissa has been sharing her passion for mushroom and lichen dyes and collaborating with other dyers for over 12 years. She has written articles for mycopigments.com, Fibershed CA and Fungi Magazine, and created two active discussion groups: Mushroom and Lichen Dyers United and The Mushroom Dyers Trading Post.  She is dedicated to furthering the art and science of mushroom and lichen dyeing through community engagement, open discussion, and friendly encouragement.  To read more about Alissa’s work, visit her website http://mycopigments.com/

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Learn to Spin Yarn
May
14
1:30 PM13:30

Learn to Spin Yarn

A class covering the basics of how to spin yarn using a spinning wheel.  Intro to Spinning Wheel is a prerequisite! Please see the class schedule, and take Intro to Spinning before signing up for this one!  In this series we go more in depth into the practice of spinning, drafting, plying, and finishing yarn.  Class limit: 6, please sign up in advance.  Taught by Marie Hoff.

In this class series we’ll cover: 

  • pre-drafting, drafting & spinning
  • tensioning
  • basics of wool classing & breeds
  • carding
  • gauges of yarn & how to spin them
  • long draw basics & speed spinning
  • washing & finishing
  • skeining
  • body care & stretching
  • troubleshooting

If you have a wheel or drop spindle already, bring it!  If not yet, you’ll learn here on ours (a single treadle Lendrum).  Drop spindles will be available for sale for a special student discount rate.  Roving or batting is also available for sale if you do not already have some to bring with you. 

Cost: $35 for a single class, or $100 for a set of 4 classes

Email info@hand-made-studio.org for more info and to sign up!

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Wet-Felting Basics
May
7
10:00 AM10:00

Wet-Felting Basics

Learn the basics of wet felting with Melanie Perkins of Spindles & Flyers Spinning Guild.  Melanie will walk students through the techniques of wet felting using locally-raised (in Petaluma) Scottish Blackface wool.  Each participant will create a small, felted project of their own design to take home.  In addition to their finished project participants will also take home the equipment they used to make it so they can do it again easily with their own wool. 

Materials included:

  • Scottish Blackface wool
  • bubble wrap & netting
  • ties
  • swimming pool noodle

Cost: $75 if registration received by April 22nd, $95 if registration received after April 22nd.  All materials included in cost.

To register and/or for questions please email info@hand-made-studio.org

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Nuno Felting Workshop
Apr
30
10:00 AM10:00

Nuno Felting Workshop

Nuno felting is a fabric felting technique that bonds loose wool fibers into sheer fabric. Using merino wool roving and cotton gauze or silk (your choice), come learn the basics of nuno felting with fiber artist, Jonatha Foli.  You will create a nuno felted sample to take home and be ready to explore the technique further.

All materials supplied by instructor.

Cost: $50, including materials

Deposit required, please contact Jonatha at jmfoli@gmail.com for further information and to arrange deposit.

Teacher Bio: With a degree in Art Education, Jonatha has been involved in fiber arts, knitting, and crocheting since she was a child. At Stitches West 10 years ago she was introduced to the art of wet felting. Since then she has attended many felting workshops with master instructors, extending her knowledge and technique. She has also taught classes in nuno and wet felting at Summerfield Waldorf Live Oak Charter, Petaluma Arts Center, Cast Away, and Folk, and privately in the Bay Area. She is thrilled to be teaching wet felting at hand ∙ made studio and looks forward to many new wet felting adventures.

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Indigo!
Apr
17
12:00 PM12:00

Indigo!

Learn about the unique qualities and process of indigo dyeing, along with dye techniques that take advantage of the indigo's special nature. Students will: 

Learn about the process of how to make and maintain an indigo vat.

Experiment with itajime (clamp dyeing), shibori (tie dyeing), and ombre (gradient dyeing) with fabric provided by the instructor.  Dye a couple garments or pieces of fabric brought by each student. Silk, cotton, and rayon work best. Wool and linen are okay, synthetics will not dye.

Cost: $70, including materials

To register, please email Ashley at ashley.eva.brock@gmail.com

Teacher Bio:  Ashley Eva Brock is a dyer, clothing/costume designer, and fiber artist living in Bolinas CA. She has worked as a dyer for the San Francisco Opera, has done costume design and fabrication for music videos and film, and sells limited edition hand made clothing. Her dog companion Lyla is never far from her side. www.ashleyevabrock.com

 

 

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Raw to Ready: How to Process a Raw Fleece for Spinning or Felting
Apr
16
10:30 AM10:30

Raw to Ready: How to Process a Raw Fleece for Spinning or Felting

Learn the whys & hows of preparing a raw fleece to spin or felt in this 2 part class with Melanie Perkins of Spindles & Flyers Spinning Guild.  Take both parts or just one.

Part 1: 10:30am-12: WASHING

Learn skirting on a skirting table.  Learn different types of wool.  Learn the difference between washing different types of sheep's wool and alpaca or mohair.  We'll practice on Scottish Blackface & Olde English Babydoll, as well as alpaca.  We'll also talk about suint washing and storage.  $30 for the single class, or $50 for the series (when taken with Carding & Picking, from 12:30-3).  Plus $15 materials fee (which is the same for either the single or both classes: $15 materials fee for the single class, $15 total materials fee if you take both the Washing & Carding classes). Deposit required by April 1 for registration.

Part 2: 12:30-3pm: CARDING

Learn the difference between spinning a clean fleece vs spinning "in the grease" or "spinning in the dirt", and the difference between preparing different types of sheep's wool and alpaca.  Learn teasing, picking, carding, & combing.  We'll practice on Scottish Blackface & Olde English Babydoll, as well as alpaca.  $30 for the single class, or $50 for the series (when taken with Cleaning a Raw Fleece from 10:30-12).  Plus $15 materials fee (which is the same for either the single or both classes: $15 materials fee for the single class, $15 total materials fee if you take both the Washing & Carding classes). Deposit required by April 1 for registration.

To register or for questions, please email us at info@hand-made-studio.org

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Learn to Spin Yarn
Apr
10
12:00 PM12:00

Learn to Spin Yarn

A class covering the basics of how to spin yarn using a spinning wheel.  Intro to Spinning Wheel is a prerequisite! Please see the class schedule, and take Intro to Spinning before signing up for this one!  In this series we go more in depth into the practice of spinning, drafting, plying, and finishing yarn.  Class limit: 6, please sign up in advance.  Taught by Marie Hoff.

In this class series we’ll cover: 

  • pre-drafting, drafting & spinning
  • tensioning
  • basics of wool classing & breeds
  • carding
  • gauges of yarn & how to spin them
  • long draw basics & speed spinning
  • washing & finishing
  • skeining
  • body care & stretching
  • troubleshooting

If you have a wheel or drop spindle already, bring it!  If not yet, you’ll learn here on ours (a single treadle Lendrum).  Drop spindles will be available for sale for a special student discount rate.  Roving or batting is also available for sale if you do not already have some to bring with you. 

Cost: $35 for a single class, or $100 for a set of 4 classes

Email info@hand-made-studio.org for more info and to sign up!

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Learn to Spin Yarn
Mar
25
4:00 PM16:00

Learn to Spin Yarn

A class covering the basics of how to spin yarn using a spinning wheel.  Intro to Spinning Wheel is a prerequisite! Please see the class schedule, and take Intro to Spinning before signing up for this one!  In this series we go more in depth into the practice of spinning, drafting, plying, and finishing yarn.  Class limit: 6, please sign up in advance.  Taught by Marie Hoff.

In this class series we’ll cover: 

  • pre-drafting, drafting & spinning
  • tensioning
  • basics of wool classing & breeds
  • carding
  • gauges of yarn & how to spin them
  • long draw basics & speed spinning
  • washing & finishing
  • skeining
  • body care & stretching
  • troubleshooting

If you have a wheel or drop spindle already, bring it!  If not yet, you’ll learn here on ours (a single treadle Lendrum).  Drop spindles will be available for sale for a special student discount rate.  Roving or batting is also available for sale if you do not already have some to bring with you. 

Cost: $35 for a single class, or $100 for a set of 4 classes

Email info@hand-made-studio.org for more info and to sign up!

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Help For Hands That Work: Somatic Applications for Crafters & Others
Mar
19
10:00 AM10:00

Help For Hands That Work: Somatic Applications for Crafters & Others

With Marghe Mills-Thysen

Saturday, March 19 10am-4pm

at Happy Place Health Center: 17190 Bodega Hwy, Bodega, CA 94922

Move with greater Ease, Efficiency and Safety.  

For Craftspeople and others whose creativity and work depend on the health and skillful coordination of their hands.

Enjoy gentle movement sequences and explorations based on the FELDENKRAIS METHOD® and BODY-MIND CENTERING® that provide the space to safely discover habitual patterns and make more effective choices to reduce pain, support healing and increase awareness, skill, fluidity and balance. Movements are based on developmental patterns underlying all human movement and the interconnections between body systems.

Workshop includes discussion and practical applications for all manual work, injury prevention and rehabilitation.  Enhance posture, alignment, daily tasks, dance and fitness.

FOR REGISTRATION & INFORMATION

Email info@hand-made-studio.org to register.  Payment must be postmarked or received by the given date to receive the discount.  Checks or PayPal accepted.

FEE SCHEDULE

Registration & Full Payment by February 20, 2016: $98

After February 20, 2016: $120

Day of Workshop: $135

 

Teacher Bio:

With over 40 years experience in the fields of movement, education and healing, Marghe guides students in moving more clearly and comfortably and with greater awareness, safety, efficiency and skill.

Marghe Mills-Thysen trained with Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais and Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen.

She is a certified Feldenkrais Method® teacher and practitioner, a Body-Mind Centering® and anatomy teacher, creator of audio movement lessons, the DVD “Strengthening Your Immune System Through Mind & Movement”® and co-author with Ms. Cohen of DEVELOPMENTAL MOVEMENT THERAPY.

 She has taught at Dominican University, Kaiser Hospital, Esalen Institute, Physical Therapy & Movement Education Center, the College of Marin, Mills College, Sonoma State University,  Santa Rosa Junior College and the American Dance Therapy Association. Marghe currently teaches “Moving Well, Taking Care” at the Sebastopol Community Center and works with adults and children in her Sebastopol private practice.

She is also an anatomical illustrator, quilter, and knitter of hats.

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Intro to Spinning Wheel
Mar
11
4:00 PM16:00

Intro to Spinning Wheel

A class covering the basics of how to spin yarn using a spinning wheel.  Taught by Marie Hoff.  In this class series we’ll cover: 

  • drafting & spinning
  • equipment maintenance & care
  • anatomy of a spinning wheel
  • basics of wool classing & breeds
  • gauges of yarn
  • washing & finishing

Prior experience is great, though this class is also for the complete beginner.  If you have a wheel already, bring it!  If not yet, you’ll learn here on ours (a single treadle Lendrum).

Cost: $35 per class.  Includes 1 ounce of local wool roving.

Email info@hand-made-studio.org for more info and to sign up!

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Intro to Spinning Wheel
Mar
4
4:00 PM16:00

Intro to Spinning Wheel

A class covering the basics of how to spin yarn using a spinning wheel.  Taught by Marie Hoff.  In this class series we’ll cover: 

  • drafting & spinning
  • equipment maintenance & care
  • anatomy of a spinning wheel
  • basics of wool classing & breeds
  • gauges of yarn
  • washing & finishing

Prior experience is great, though this class is also for the complete beginner.  If you have a wheel already, bring it!  If not yet, you’ll learn here on ours (a single treadle Lendrum).

Cost: $35 per class.  Includes 1 ounce of local wool roving.

Email info@hand-made-studio.org for more info and to sign up!

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Learn to Spin Yarn
Feb
28
12:00 PM12:00

Learn to Spin Yarn

A class covering the basics of how to spin yarn using a spinning wheel.  Intro to Spinning Wheel is a prerequisite! Please see the class schedule, and take Intro to Spinning before signing up for this one!  In this series we go more in depth into the practice of spinning, drafting, plying, and finishing yarn.  Class limit: 6, please sign up in advance.  Taught by Marie Hoff.

In this class series we’ll cover: 

  • pre-drafting, drafting & spinning
  • tensioning
  • basics of wool classing & breeds
  • carding
  • gauges of yarn & how to spin them
  • long draw basics & speed spinning
  • washing & finishing
  • skeining
  • body care & stretching
  • troubleshooting

If you have a wheel or drop spindle already, bring it!  If not yet, you’ll learn here on ours (a single treadle Lendrum).  Drop spindles will be available for sale for a special student discount rate.  Roving or batting is also available for sale if you do not already have some to bring with you. 

Cost: $35 for a single class, or $100 for a set of 4 classes

Email info@hand-made-studio.org for more info and to sign up!

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Ceramics Basics: an introduction to working with clay
Feb
27
10:00 AM10:00

Ceramics Basics: an introduction to working with clay

We humans have been shaping the earth and mud into a multitude of vessels and votives for millennia. From function to ritual, ceramic technology has been a tool for us to move water, cook food, make music and worship.

Come learn the basics of working with clay in this one day workshop. Three different colors of clay will be provided and your work will be fired and glazed and returned to hand made studio 30 days after the date of the workshop.  

We will explore:

•  Coil building techniques

•  Making pinch pots

•  Ocarina construction

•  Bead making

Costs: 135$ total, including a 35$ materials and firing fee

20% Discounts available for groups of 4 or more

Teacher Bio: Amanda Jayne Kennedy studied sculpture at Kansas City Art institute, in Kansas City Missouri,  and received her BFA from the California College of the Arts and Crafts, in Oakland, California.   With experience as an assistant for many large-scale sculptural projects as well as meticulous projects in wood and clay, her work draws on the practice of fine craft.  Her careful and skilled hand meet a found-object DIY aesthetic, to make a unique combination in materials from fabric to driftwood to plastic refuse.  http://www.amandajaynekennedy.com/

Email info@hand-made-studio.org to sign up & for more info!

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Learn to Spin Yarn
Feb
26
4:00 PM16:00

Learn to Spin Yarn

A class covering the basics of how to spin yarn using a spinning wheel.  Intro to Spinning Wheel is a prerequisite! Please see the class schedule, and take Intro to Spinning before signing up for this one!  In this series we go more in depth into the practice of spinning, drafting, plying, and finishing yarn.  Class limit: 6, please sign up in advance.  Taught by Marie Hoff.

In this class series we’ll cover: 

  • pre-drafting, drafting & spinning
  • tensioning
  • basics of wool classing & breeds
  • carding
  • gauges of yarn & how to spin them
  • long draw basics & speed spinning
  • washing & finishing
  • skeining
  • body care & stretching
  • troubleshooting

If you have a wheel or drop spindle already, bring it!  If not yet, you’ll learn here on ours (a single treadle Lendrum).  Drop spindles will be available for sale for a special student discount rate.  Roving or batting is also available for sale if you do not already have some to bring with you. 

Cost: $35 for a single class, or $100 for a set of 4 classes

Email info@hand-made-studio.org for more info and to sign up!

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Intro to Spinning Wheel
Feb
19
4:00 PM16:00

Intro to Spinning Wheel

A class covering the basics of how to spin yarn using a spinning wheel.  Taught by Marie Hoff.  In this class series we’ll cover: 

  • drafting & spinning
  • equipment maintenance & care
  • anatomy of a spinning wheel
  • basics of wool classing & breeds
  • gauges of yarn
  • washing & finishing

Prior experience is great, though this class is also for the complete beginner.  If you have a wheel already, bring it!  If not yet, you’ll learn here on ours (a single treadle Lendrum).

Cost: $35 per class.  Includes 1 ounce of local wool roving.

Email info@hand-made-studio.org for more info and to sign up!

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Learn to Spin Yarn
Feb
12
4:00 PM16:00

Learn to Spin Yarn

A class covering the basics of how to spin yarn using a spinning wheel.  Intro to Spinning Wheel is a prerequisite! Please see the class schedule, and take Intro to Spinning before signing up for this one!  In this series we go more in depth into the practice of spinning, drafting, plying, and finishing yarn.  Class limit: 6, please sign up in advance.  Taught by Marie Hoff.

In this class series we’ll cover: 

  • pre-drafting, drafting & spinning
  • tensioning
  • basics of wool classing & breeds
  • carding
  • gauges of yarn & how to spin them
  • long draw basics & speed spinning
  • washing & finishing
  • skeining
  • body care & stretching
  • troubleshooting

If you have a wheel or drop spindle already, bring it!  If not yet, you’ll learn here on ours (a single treadle Lendrum).  Drop spindles will be available for sale for a special student discount rate.  Roving or batting is also available for sale if you do not already have some to bring with you. 

Cost: $35 for a single class, or $100 for a set of 4 classes

Email info@hand-made-studio.org for more info and to sign up!

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Raw to Ready: How to Process a Raw Fleece for Spinning or Felting
Feb
6
10:30 AM10:30

Raw to Ready: How to Process a Raw Fleece for Spinning or Felting

Learn the whys & hows of preparing a raw fleece to spin or felt in this 2 part class with Melanie Perkins of Spindles & Flyers Spinning Guild.  Take both parts or just one.

Part 1: 10:30am-12: WASHING

Learn skirting on a skirting table.  Learn different types of wool.  Learn the difference between washing different types of sheep's wool and alpaca or mohair.  We'll practice on Scottish Blackface & Olde English Babydoll, as well as alpaca.  We'll also talk about suint washing and storage.  $30 for the single class, or $50 for the series (when taken with Carding & Picking, from 12:30-2).  Plus $15 materials fee (which is the same for either the single or both classes: $15 materials fee for the single class, $15 total materials fee if you take both the Washing & Carding classes). Deposit required by Feb 1 for registration.

Part 2: 12:30-2pm: CARDING

Learn the difference between spinning a clean fleece vs spinning "in the grease" or "spinning in the dirt", and the difference between preparing different types of sheep's wool and alpaca.  Learn teasing, picking, carding, & combing.  We'll practice on Scottish Blackface & Olde English Babydoll, as well as alpaca.  $30 for the single class, or $50 for the series (when taken with Cleaning a Raw Fleece from 10:30-12).  Plus $15 materials fee (which is the same for either the single or both classes: $15 materials fee for the single class, $15 total materials fee if you take both the Washing & Carding classes). Deposit required by Feb 1 for registration.

To register or for questions, please email us at info@hand-made-studio.org

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Intro to Spinning Wheel
Feb
5
4:00 PM16:00

Intro to Spinning Wheel

A class covering the basics of how to spin yarn using a spinning wheel.  Taught by Marie Hoff.  In this class series we’ll cover: 

  • drafting & spinning
  • equipment maintenance & care
  • anatomy of a spinning wheel
  • basics of wool classing & breeds
  • gauges of yarn
  • washing & finishing

Prior experience is great, though this class is also for the complete beginner.  If you have a wheel already, bring it!  If not yet, you’ll learn here on ours (a single treadle Lendrum).

Cost: $35 per class.  Includes 1 ounce of local wool roving.

Email info@hand-made-studio.org for more info and to sign up!

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Supernatural Paint
Jan
30
10:00 AM10:00

Supernatural Paint

Learn to make natural paints & inks from local plants & fungi with Judi Pettite, from BioHue (www.biohue.com).  In this workshop we'll go over:

  • Water-based inks
  • Extracts & lakes: making a pigment from dye
  • Water-based paints

Includes an overview of artists materials from a local, seasonal point of view.  We'll cover:

  • Pisolithus Arrhizus (fungi)
  • Phytolacca Americana (pokeweed)
  • Oak galls
  • Black Walnut
  • Tagetes Lemonaii (Mexican marigold)

Each student will take home their own bottle of ink.

Cost: $75 including materials & bottle of ink.

Contact Judi at jpettite@gmail.com to register or for more questions.

Teacher Bio: Judi has taught courses at UC Berkeley Botanical Garden, West Coast Craft (SF), and other local spots.  She can be found online at www.biohue.com

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Intro to Spinning Wheel
Jan
23
12:00 PM12:00

Intro to Spinning Wheel

A class covering the basics of how to spin yarn using a spinning wheel.  Taught by Marie Hoff.  In this class series we’ll cover: 

  • drafting & spinning
  • equipment maintenance & care
  • anatomy of a spinning wheel
  • basics of wool classing & breeds
  • gauges of yarn
  • washing & finishing

Prior experience is great, though this class is also for the complete beginner.  If you have a wheel already, bring it!  If not yet, you’ll learn here on ours (a single treadle Lendrum).

Cost: $35 per class.  Includes 1 ounce of local wool roving.

Email info@hand-made-studio.org for more info and to sign up!

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Shibori + Natural Dyes
Jan
16
10:00 AM10:00

Shibori + Natural Dyes

Led by veteran natural dyer Monica Paz Soldan, of Tiny Textiles, this natural dye class will focus on colors and techniques for dyeing fabric & clothing.  Each participant will get a small 50 yard hank of local wool.  We'll have 2-3 dye vats to choose colors from (likely madder, fennel, & indigo but plants sometimes make their own decisions).  Weather permitting, we'll take a walk & wildcraft for color --by honorable harvest-- for the last dye pot.  Students are encouraged to bring their own fabric/clothing for practicing shibori or straight dyeing: wool takes dye best, but cotton also works.  Be advised that synthetic materials do not absorb natural dyes very well.  Bring a lunch and/or bring a bowl and potluck item-- Monica will also bring a winter vegetable stew to share.

Where: hand made studio : 17175 Bodega Hwy, Bodega, CA

Cost: $95 including materials cost.  Register by Dec 5 for $75 including materials!

Contact info@hand-made-studio.org for more info and/or to register!

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Intro to Spinning Wheel
Jan
8
4:00 PM16:00

Intro to Spinning Wheel

A class covering the basics of how to spin yarn using a spinning wheel.  Taught by Marie Hoff.  In this class series we’ll cover: 

  • drafting & spinning
  • equipment maintenance & care
  • anatomy of a spinning wheel
  • basics of wool classing & breeds
  • gauges of yarn
  • washing & finishing

Prior experience is great, though this class is also for the complete beginner.  If you have a wheel already, bring it!  If not yet, you’ll learn here on ours (a single treadle Lendrum).

Cost: $35 per class.  Includes 1 ounce of local wool roving.

Email info@hand-made-studio.org for more info and to sign up!

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Intro to Spinning Wheel
Dec
18
4:00 PM16:00

Intro to Spinning Wheel

A class covering the basics of how to spin yarn using a spinning wheel.  Taught by Marie Hoff.  In this class series we’ll cover: 

  • drafting & spinning
  • equipment maintenance & care
  • anatomy of a spinning wheel
  • basics of wool classing & breeds
  • gauges of yarn
  • washing & finishing

Prior experience is great, though this class is also for the complete beginner.  If you have a wheel already, bring it!  If not yet, you’ll learn here on ours (a single treadle Lendrum).

Cost: $35 per class.  Includes 1 ounce of local wool roving.

Email info@hand-made-studio.org for more info and to sign up!

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Raw to Ready: Carding, Picking, & Preparing Fleece to Spin or Felt
Dec
5
12:30 PM12:30

Raw to Ready: Carding, Picking, & Preparing Fleece to Spin or Felt

The whys & hows of preparing a raw fleece, with Melanie Perkins of Spindles & Flyers Spinning Guild.  Learn different types of wool.  Learn the difference between spinning a clean fleece vs spinning "in the grease" or "spinning in the dirt", and the difference between preparing different types of sheep's wool and alpaca.  Learn teasing, picking, carding, & combing.  We'll practice on Scottish Blackface & Olde English Babydoll, as well as alpaca.  $30 for the single class, or $50 for the series (when taken with Cleaning a Raw Fleece from 10:30-12).  Plus $10 materials fee (the same for the single or the series: $10 materials fee for the single class, $10 total materials fee if you take both the Cleaning & Carding class). Deposit required by Nov 31 for registration.

To register or for questions, please email us at info@hand-made-studio.org

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Raw to Ready: How to Clean a Raw Fleece for Spinning or Felting
Dec
5
10:30 AM10:30

Raw to Ready: How to Clean a Raw Fleece for Spinning or Felting

The whys & hows of cleaning a raw fleece, with Melanie Perkins of Spindles & Flyers Spinning Guild.  Learn skirting on a skirting table.  Learn different types of wool.  Learn the difference between spinning a clean fleece and spinning "in the grease" or "spinning in the dirt", and the difference between washing different types of sheep's wool and alpaca.  We'll practice on Scottish Blackface & Olde English Babydoll, as well as alpaca.  We'll also cover suint washing and storage.  $30 for the single class, or $50 for the series (when taken with Carding & Picking, from 12:30-2).  Plus $10 materials fee (the same for the single or the series: $10 materials fee for the single class, $10 total materials fee if you take both the Cleaning & Carding class). Deposit required by Nov 31 for registration.

To register or for questions, please email us at info@hand-made-studio.org

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Intro to Spinning Wheel
Nov
21
12:00 PM12:00

Intro to Spinning Wheel

A class covering the basics of how to spin yarn using a spinning wheel.  Taught by Marie Hoff.  In this class series we’ll cover: 

  • drafting & spinning
  • equipment maintenance & care
  • anatomy of a spinning wheel
  • basics of wool classing & breeds
  • gauges of yarn
  • washing & finishing

Prior experience is great, though this class is also for the complete beginner.  If you have a wheel already, bring it!  If not yet, you’ll learn here on ours (a single treadle Lendrum).

Cost: $35 per class.  Includes 1 ounce of local wool roving.

When: Sat Oct 17 & Oct 31, 10am- 11:30am and Sat Nov 21, 12 noon- 2pm

Email info@hand-made-studio.org for more info and to sign up!

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Intro to Spinning Wheel
Oct
31
10:00 AM10:00

Intro to Spinning Wheel

A class covering the basics of how to spin yarn using a spinning wheel.  Taught by Marie Hoff.  In this class series we’ll cover: 

  • drafting & spinning
  • equipment maintenance & care
  • anatomy of a spinning wheel
  • basics of wool classing & breeds
  • gauges of yarn
  • washing & finishing

Prior experience is great, though this class is also for the complete beginner.  If you have a wheel already, bring it!  If not yet, you’ll learn here on ours (a single treadle Lendrum).

Cost: $35 per class.  Includes 1 ounce of local wool roving.

When: Sat Oct 17 & Oct 31, 10am- 11:30am and Sat Nov 21, 12 noon- 2pm

Email info@hand-made-studio.org for more info and to sign up!

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