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The Art and Surprise of Plying with Mimi Luebbermann and Marlie de Swart

November 11, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


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Come along for a captivating day of artistic exploration and delightful surprises as we dive into the world of plying! Join Mimi Luebbermann and Marlie de Swart, at Windrush Farm, and explore the magic of plying yarn! Learn to create unique and textured yarns, strengthen single-ply yarns, and introduce colors and textures during plying. This class will cover frosting, insertions, color plying, cables, and many other effects that are part of the creative world of plying.

All materials are included.

Class Schedule:

  • Saturday, November 11, 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Location: Windrush Farm, 2263 Chileno Valley Road, Petaluma, CA 94952.

Please bring: Personal snacks and beverages. Windrush Farm is in a rural location outside Petaluma. The farm is located on flat but uneven terrain (please bring sturdy shoes).

Registration and Information: eventbrite.com/e/694441070937

About the Instructors:

Marlie de Swart learned to spin as a young child at her mother’s knee in Holland, and she has been doing it ever since. For the last twenty-two years, she has been teaching spinning at Windrush Farm Fiber School in the Chileno Valley. Her book “Knitting Woolscapes, Designs Inspired by Coastal Marin Wool” has many sweater patterns developed to be made with hand-spun yarn. She is one of the first board members of Fibershed and, until recently, owned and operated the Black Mountain Weavers Store (an artist cooperative) in Point Reyes Station. Marlie’s passion is everything fiber, especially local fiber.

Mimi Luebbermann moved to Chileno Valley in 1995 with the dream of living quietly on a farm. Instead, she ended up crazy about fiber and determined to create a fiber farm. Now, sheep, alpacas, llamas, goats, and rabbits all contribute to the Windrush Farm yarns. As a dedicated spinner, she works to educate people about the connection between fiber animals and yarn, through school field trips, her farmers market booth, private tours, and spinning classes to meet the animals and learn the process of transforming fleece to yarn. It is an endlessly fascinating life.

Instagram: @windrushfarmpetaluma

Web: windrushfarm.wordpress.com

Tuition Scholarships & Transportation/Childcare Stipends:
Fibershed is offering one to two scholarships to most workshops. In addition to scholarships for tuition, we are offering a limited number of stipends for transportation and/or childcare. If you would not otherwise be able to attend, and would like to be considered as a scholarship and/or stipend recipient, please answer a few brief questions on this Google Form. Responses will be reviewed by Learning Center staff and kept strictly confidential.

Cancellation Policy: Refunds (minus Eventbrite fees) are available up to 7 days before the event. If you cancel after 7 days before the event we can only offer a refund (minus Eventbrite fees) if we are able to fill your space from the waitlist. Otherwise, there will be no refunds or transfers.


November 11, 2023
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Windrush Farm
2263 Chileno Valley Road
Petaluma, CA 94952 United States
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