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Dyeing in the Fleece / Bare Ranch Tour
September 7 @ 8:00 am - September 9 @ 5:00 pm$210
Instructors: Bonnie Chase, Lani Estill, and Anna Odendaal
Location: Cedarville, CA and points beyond!
Cost: $200 plus materials fee $10.
Join us for three days in the beautiful Surprise Valley of Northeast California. Warner Mountain Weavers and the Bare Ranch welcome you to take part in a fun class that will teach you how to wash your fleeces, card your fleeces and naturally dye fleece. We will also tour the Bare Ranch and Kay Antunez-deMaylo’s dye garden and forage for our dye plants.
The schedule (subject to refinement) is to gather on Thursday and wash fleeces. We will have a few breeds of sheep fleece here and you are welcome to bring your own. We will also learn and practice carding on fleece that has been prewashed. Friday we will go to the Bare Ranch in Eagleville for a ranch tour and lunch prepared by Anna Odendaal and the ranch with local ingredients like homemade sourdough bread and lamb. After lunch we will forage for range dye plants and visit Kay’s Garden for additional foraging. Saturday will be back at Warner Mountain Weavers to prepare dye baths and dye our fleeces.
These techniques are rooted in simplicity and provide a solid foundation for preparing fleece for future projects. Please join us!!