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Fibershed Learning Center

14000 Point Reyes - Petaluma Road
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956 United States
(415) 455-3070‬ fibershed.org/learningcenter

May 2022

Making a Coiled Straw Basket with Charlie Kennard

May 21 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fibershed Learning Center, 14000 Point Reyes - Petaluma Road
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956 United States
$150

Learn about the materials, techniques and traditions of coiled straw basketry We will use grasses or rush as the foundation for the beginning of a bowl-shaped basket suitable for holding fruit or for dough-rising. As binder, we will use split peeled willow. Participants with strong hands and who wish to start a skep (beehive) will have the option of using a roadside grass and binding cane. Beginning and experienced weavers are welcome. We will work with materials that can be…

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Knitting a Steeked Farm Yarn Cardigan

May 21 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 2:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until May 21, 2022

Fibershed Learning Center, 14000 Point Reyes - Petaluma Road
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956 United States
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Four classes included: February 19, March 19, April 16, May 21 — from 2 to 4 pm Join a 4-session “Steekalong” knitting class taught by Gayle Ravenscroft of Pacific Knitting Retreats, using our own Fibershed farm yarns. Students will knit a colorwork garment together and then cut it open (steek it) to create a cardigan. The class is limited to 12 students, and will take place at the beautiful Fibershed Learning Center at Black Mountain Ranch near Point Reyes Station.…

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Monthly Fibershed Mending Bar Happy Hour

May 26 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 4:00 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until December 22, 2022

Fibershed Learning Center, 14000 Point Reyes - Petaluma Road
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956 United States
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$25 – $45

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June 2022

Introduction to Flax Papermaking with Michelle Wilson

June 4 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fibershed Learning Center, 14000 Point Reyes - Petaluma Road
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956 United States
$150

An introduction to making handmade paper from flax fiber in the Western tradition Flax is among the oldest fiber crops in the world, the use of flax for linen going back nearly 10,000 years. Short fibers called tow are a byproduct of flax processing, and can be used in papermaking. We will learn how the fiber is prepared for making paper — from its harvest to the workshop — as well as how to form our own sheets of handmade…

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Natural Palettes of Summer Color in West Marin with Sasha Duerr

June 5 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fibershed Learning Center, 14000 Point Reyes - Petaluma Road
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956 United States
$150

Join Sasha Duerr onsite at the Fibershed Learning Center in Point Reyes Station for a day of exploring summer color and the natural palettes of seasonal color in Northern California. We will gather a variety of onsite ingredients, then make and use natural dye baths with those ingredients and others. Together we will create a local summer dye palette from a curated selection of gathered ingredients, including weeds and food and flora waste. Explore the nuances and beauty of color…

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Art and the Landscape: Colors of the NorCal Fibershed with Judi Pettite

June 11 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fibershed Learning Center, 14000 Point Reyes - Petaluma Road
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956 United States
$150

Exploring regional plants in season to make inks, lake pigments and paints for your art practice Join Judi Pettite onsite at the Fibershed Learning Center in Point Reyes Station to explore regional plants in season, their efficacy as an art medium, and choosing the right pigments for your practice. Judi will demonstrate how to use the plants and flowers collected during the class to make inks and lake pigments, as well as the process of making watercolor paints with lake…

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Fibershed-grown Indigo Vats with Judi Pettite

June 12 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fibershed Learning Center, 14000 Point Reyes - Petaluma Road
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956 United States
$150

Learn to make and use two types of indigo vats — fructose & iron Join Judi Pettite onsite at the Fibershed Learning Center in Point Reyes Station for a day of indigo — from a tour of the Fibershed pigment garden, to a demonstration of how to make a fructose vat and an iron vat (works well on cotton and can be used air temperature or cold), to the pleasure of dyeing your favorite fabrics and/or yarns in the class…

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Monthly Fibershed Mending Bar Happy Hour

June 23 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 4:00 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until December 22, 2022

Fibershed Learning Center, 14000 Point Reyes - Petaluma Road
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956 United States
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$25 – $45

Breathe new life into your favorite textiles with local mending experts, Heidi & Allison!

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July 2022

Fibershed’s Summer Farmers Market

July 17 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fibershed Learning Center, 14000 Point Reyes - Petaluma Road
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956 United States
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Free

Calling all artisans, hobbyists, fiber enthusiasts, natural dyers, curious creatives and community members... Fibershed is hosting a Summer Farmers Market featuring fibers and textiles from our local Northern California Fibershed, along with natural dye and spinning demonstrations and garden tours! Invite your family and friends to explore our Learning Center and bring a picnic lunch! Locally Producer Fibers & Textiles — Raw fiber, yarn, garments, textiles, home goods, and more! Natural Dye Demonstrations Indigo Processing Natural Dye Garden Tours Bring…

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Indigo Extraction Process—from leaf to pigment with Judi Pettite

July 23 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fibershed Learning Center, 14000 Point Reyes - Petaluma Road
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956 United States
$150

A step-by-step participatory workshop for artists and small- to medium-scale indigo growers Wondering how to convert the leaves of Japanese indigo (Persicaria tinctoria) into blue pigment? Join Judi Pettite onsite at the Fibershed Learning Center in Point Reyes Station for a day of indigo extraction — from a tour of the vibrant indigo crop in the Fibershed pigment garden, to a demonstration of harvesting, then the steps involved for small- to medium-scale production at home. Dried indigo pigment can be…

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Indigo Pastels and Watercolor Paint with Judi Pettite

July 24 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fibershed Learning Center, 14000 Point Reyes - Petaluma Road
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956 United States
$150

A hands-on workshop on the versatility and beauty of indigo extract as an art medium Join Judi Pettite at the beautiful Fibershed Learning Center near Point Reyes Station, where she will first demonstrate, and then lead students in making pastels and watercolors from indigo pigment for your art practice. Everyone will go home with a pastel chalk and a watercolor cake. Students should bring their own lunch, snacks, and beverages (water bottle/travel mug), as well as an apron, sketchbook, and…

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Monthly Fibershed Mending Bar Happy Hour

July 28 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 4:00 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until December 22, 2022

Fibershed Learning Center, 14000 Point Reyes - Petaluma Road
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956 United States
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$25 – $45

Breathe new life into your favorite textiles with local mending experts, Heidi & Allison!

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August 2022

Sourcing fabric and pattern ideas from your closet with Gynna Clemes

August 14 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fibershed Learning Center, 14000 Point Reyes - Petaluma Road
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956 United States
$120

Turn oversized or unloved clothing into something you would actually wear! In this introductory 1-day workshop at the Fibershed Learning Center near Point Reyes Station, CA, we will take a closer look at how to implement SMART Fashion in your life. Sort out and source fabric and pattern ideas from your closet Make a decision — reuse the fabric or use an article of clothing as pattern inspiration Affordably refashion clothing as fabric or use to create a pattern Reimagine the…

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Monthly Fibershed Mending Bar Happy Hour

August 25 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 4:00 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until December 22, 2022

Fibershed Learning Center, 14000 Point Reyes - Petaluma Road
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956 United States
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$25 – $45

Breathe new life into your favorite textiles with local mending experts, Heidi & Allison!

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September 2022

Indigo Extraction Process—from leaf to pigment with Judi Pettite

September 10 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fibershed Learning Center, 14000 Point Reyes - Petaluma Road
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956 United States
$150

A step-by-step participatory workshop for artists and small- to medium-scale indigo growers Wondering how to convert the leaves of Japanese indigo (Persicaria tinctoria) into blue pigment? Join Judi Pettite onsite at the Fibershed Learning Center in Point Reyes Station for a day of indigo extraction — from a tour of the Fibershed pigment garden, to a demonstration of harvesting the last indigo of the season, then extracting the pigment from the leaves onsite using a passive fermentation process. Our focus…

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Earth and Sky: Abstraction with indigo and tannin dyes with Judi Pettite

September 11 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fibershed Learning Center, 14000 Point Reyes - Petaluma Road
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956 United States
$150

Explore the beauty and variety of blue and brown shades on your natural fibers Join Judi Pettite onsite at the Fibershed Learning Center near Point Reyes Station, where we'll explore techniques using dips and resists to create gorgeous abstract maps of local color on our textiles and yarn. We’ll have two large indigo vats and two tannin dye baths. Bring 16 ounces of scoured natural fibers or fabric to use in the class. After everyone has dyed their initial round,…

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Monthly Fibershed Mending Bar Happy Hour

September 22 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 4:00 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until December 22, 2022

Fibershed Learning Center, 14000 Point Reyes - Petaluma Road
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956 United States
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$25 – $45

Breathe new life into your favorite textiles with local mending experts, Heidi & Allison!

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October 2022

Monthly Fibershed Mending Bar Happy Hour

October 27 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 4:00 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until December 22, 2022

Fibershed Learning Center, 14000 Point Reyes - Petaluma Road
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956 United States
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$25 – $45

Breathe new life into your favorite textiles with local mending experts, Heidi & Allison!

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November 2022

Monthly Fibershed Mending Bar Happy Hour

November 24 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 4:00 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until December 22, 2022

Fibershed Learning Center, 14000 Point Reyes - Petaluma Road
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956 United States
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$25 – $45

Breathe new life into your favorite textiles with local mending experts, Heidi & Allison!

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December 2022

Monthly Fibershed Mending Bar Happy Hour

December 22 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 4:00 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until December 22, 2022

Fibershed Learning Center, 14000 Point Reyes - Petaluma Road
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956 United States
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$25 – $45

Breathe new life into your favorite textiles with local mending experts, Heidi & Allison!

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