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We’ve got a lot happening throughout the year at the Fiber Garden! Click on any calendar item to open a window with a description of the workshop or event and a link to the registration.

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Blending Fibers for Spinning @ Sievers School of Fiber Arts


Jul 6,2015 - Jul 11,2015Time: 2:00 pm - 11:00 am
Explore characteristics of many fibers including wool, alpaca, silk, cotton, tencel, soy, bamboo, nylon, and more!  Using handcards, drumcarders, and blending boards, we will immerse ourselves into fiber experiments…blending multiple fibers together to create yarns that accentuate the best qualities of each fiber.  Students will spin the blends and create sample notebooks filled with information on various fibers, carded samples of blends, and handspun yarn samples.  You will leave with greater confidence to utilize multiple fibers to create that perfect yarn! Skill level: advanced beginner - intermediate.  Must be comfortable spinning wool

Location

Sievers School of Fiber Arts
Jackson Harbor Road
Washington Island, WI 54246

Event Fees:


Registration is closed for this event.
For more information or questions, please email:
deb@fibergarden.com

Beginning Spinning


Jul 24,2015 - Jul 26,2015Time: 2:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Learn to turn wool into your own unique yarns!  Workshop will explore handcarding, drumcarding, spinning single and multi-ply yarns.  We will also talk about washing fleece, create art batts, and demonstrate some basic dye techniques. No previous spinning experience required.  Length: Full weekend (Friday 3 hours, afternoon or evening, depending on student travel schedules; Saturday 9:30am-5pm; Sunday 9:30am-1:30pm) Workshop fee is $160 for the weekend and includes all materials.  A $40 non-refundable deposit will be due at the time of registration to confirm your space. The remainder of the fee will be paid at the end of your workshop.
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Location

Fiber Garden LLC

Black River Falls, WI 54615

Event Fees:

$ 40.00 Workshop Deposit


Registration is closed for this event.
For more information or questions, please email:
deb@fibergarden.com

Weaving


Jul 28,2015 - Jul 31,2015Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
This summer weekday weaving workshop offers a choice of three-day or four-days. The four-day workshop will run Tuesday - Friday and the three-day workshop will run Wednesday - Friday.  You will indicate your choice of class length when you register. The four-day workshop provides an additional day of class to give you more time to weave a larger project or multiple projects and take full advantage of your learning experience! Multiple weaving classes will be offered concurrently. The following weaving workshops will be offered this weekend.  You will be asked to select which workshop you\'d like to register for on the registration page. Please view the descriptions on the \"Weaving Workshops\" page.

Beginning Weaving Bead Leno** Color Gamp** Double Weave Blanket** Double Weave Sampler** Overshot** Overshot Namedraft** Rag Weaving** Rep Weave** Weaving with Bead Embellishments** Custom Workshop (we will work with you to design a project to meet your learning interests)**

**The prerequisite for these workshops is a beginning weaving class in which you have warped and woven on a harness loom. Workshop fee is $180 for the three-day class and $250 for the four-day class plus materials.  A $40 or $50 non-refundable deposit will be due at the time of registration to confirm your space.  The remainder of your fee will be paid at the conclusion of your workshop.
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Location

Fiber Garden LLC

Black River Falls, WI 54615

Event Fees:

$ 40.00 Workshop Deposit - 3 day
$ 50.00 Workshop Deposit - 4 day


Registration is closed for this event.
For more information or questions, please email:
deb@fibergarden.com

Warp Painting


Aug 3,2015 - Aug 4,2015Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
This is a “don’t miss” workshop for weavers! You will learn to set up a convenient warp dyeing table, use two different types of dyes to paint both protein and cellulose fiber warps and learn to set up your painted warp on a loom! You might choose to weave a warp painted scarf during the workshop, or use your time to paint more warps. Beginning weaving experience on a four harness or rigid heddle loom required. Cost: $150. Fee includes warp yarn for for one scarf and all dyes. You may bring your own yarn to paint additional warps or purchase yarn from the Fiber Garden. A non-refundable deposit of $40 will be due at the time of registration. The balance of the fee will be paid at the conclusion of the workshop.

Location

Fiber Garden
Street
Black RIver Falls, WI Postcode

Event Fees:

$ 40.00 Warp Painting Workshop Deposit

Beginning Spinning & Rainbow Dyeing @ Sievers School of Fiber Arts


Aug 24,2015 - Aug 29,2015Time: 2:00 pm - 11:00 am
Spend a week of peaceful fun learning the art of hand spinning! Turn wool and other animal and plant fibers into your own yarns for knitting, weaving and more. You will learn about different wool breeds, washing, hand carding, drum carding, and spinning single and multi-ply yarns. We will introduce elements of yarn design so you can understand how to design and spin your own unique yarns. We will incorporate a full day of dyeing into the week and learn to work with color. Spinning wheels and all related equipment will be available for your use. You will have the opportunity to try out many different spinning wheels throughout the week which will help you learn what kind of a wheel is best suited for you. Students may bring their own spinning wheels if they are completely assembled and in perfect operating condition. Please, no antique wheels.

Location

Sievers School of Fiber Arts
Jackson Harbor Road
Washington Island, WI Postcode

Event Fees:

Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival


Sep 11,2015 - Sep 13,2015Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival.  Deb will be teaching beginning spinning on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  Come join the fun! Please register directly with the Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival by visiting their website.

Location

Jefferson County Fairgrounds
503 N. Jackson St.
Jefferson, WI 53549

Event Fees:

Weaving


Sep 25,2015 - Sep 27,2015Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Multiple weaving classes will be offered concurrently. The following weaving workshops will be offered this weekend.  You will be asked to select which workshop you\'d like to register for on the registration page. Please view the descriptions on the \"Weaving Workshops\" page.

Beginning Weaving Bead Leno** Color Gamp** Double Weave Blanket** Double Weave Sampler** Overshot** Overshot Namedraft** Rag Weaving** Rep Weave** Weaving with Bead Embellishments** Custom Workshop (we will work with you to design a project to meet your learning interests)**

**The prerequisite for these workshops is a beginning weaving class in which you have warped and woven on a harness loom. Workshop fee is $170 for the weekend plus materials.  A $40 non-refundable deposit will be due at the time of registration to confirm your space. The remainder of your fee will be paid at the end of your workshop.
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Location

Fiber Garden LLC

Black River Falls, WI 54615

Event Fees:

$ 40.00 Workshop Deposit

Spinners New England/Canada Cruise


Oct 8,2015 - Oct 17,2015Time: 11:00 am - 8:00 am

Location

Royal Caribbean's Liberty of the Seas
Street
City, State Postcode

Event Fees:

Beginning Spinning


Oct 23,2015 - Oct 25,2015Time: 2:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Learn to turn wool into your own unique yarns!  Workshop will explore handcarding, drumcarding, spinning single and multi-ply yarns.  We will also talk about washing fleece, create art batts, and demonstrate some basic dye techniques. No previous spinning experience required.  Length: Full weekend (Friday 3 hours, afternoon or evening, depending on student travel schedules; Saturday 9:30am-5pm; Sunday 9:30am-1:30pm) Workshop fee is $160 and includes all materials.  A $40 non-refundable deposit will be due at the time of registration to confirm your space. The remainder of the fee will be paid at the end of your workshop.
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Location

Fiber Garden LLC

Black River Falls, WI 54615

Event Fees:

$ 40.00 Workshop Deposit

2015 Fall Spinners Retreat


Nov 5,2015 - Nov 8,2015Time: 4:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Join the Fiber Garden and spinning friends for a weekend of spinning at Durward\'s Glen in the beautiful Baraboo Hills National Natural Landmark! The 40 acre property is located 30 miles north of Madison near Devil\'s Lake State Park. This retreat is an opportunity to gather as a spinning community, working at your own skill level on projects of your choice. Deb will be there to coach, guide, and provide encouragement. There is no agenda for this weekend...just come and enjoy doing whatever you want, whenever you want! You may choose to work on spinning yarn for a specific project, experimenting with new fibers, exploring novelty yarns, or just pulling fibers out of your stash. Bring your own fibers, or purchase them at the retreat from Deb’s “fiber shop” that will be on-site. Bring your own wheel or rent one from the Fiber Garden for a small fee. The only pre-requisite for the retreat is that you have some beginning spinning experience. You do not need to be an experienced spinner...\"early career\" spinners are welcome and encouraged! A $100 deposit is required to reserve your space. The balance of the fee will be due on October 15.  Retreat fees include lodging, all meals, use of Durward\'s Glen facilities and trails, and a special gift! All participants are encouraged to stay overnight to enjoy the full retreat experience (it\'s also the best value!), but commuters are welcome and their fee will include lunch and dinner each day. You will have a choice of arriving on Thursday evening or Friday evening. Cancellations received prior to October 15 will receive a refund of any fees paid, less a $50 administrative fee. Retreat fees: -Thursday evening - Sunday, double room: $340 -Thursday evening - Sunday, single room: $399 -Thursday evening - Sunday, commuter: $250 -Friday evening - Sunday, double room: $275 -Friday evening - Sunday, single room: $325 -Friday evening - Sunday, commuter: $210 -Single day (Friday or Saturday), commuter: $80

Location

Durward's Glen Retreat & Conference Center
W11876 McLeisch Rd
Baraboo, WI 53913

Event Fees:

$ 100.00 Retreat Deposit (for everyone except single day participants)
$ 80.00 Single Day Friday
$ 80.00 Single Day Saturday
$ 60.00 Thursday - Sunday spinning wheel rental
$ 45.00 Friday - Sunday spinning wheel rental
$ 20.00 Single day spinning wheel rental