Join us for the 3rd Annual

September 8th - 12th, 2020

 

Fibre Arts Workshops

 

Workshops will be offered over multiple dates at venues throughout Tatamagouche.

Workshop options include a variety of half, full and multi-day sessions featuring fibre arts such as spinning, dyeing, knitting, weaving, needle felting and nuno felting. Now is the time to make your plans, gather your friends and plan to spend the week in Tatamagouche! 

 

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Woolstock Workshop Registration

 

Registration for Woolstock workshops will open soon! Please check back.

You will receive an invoice with payment instructions and we will confirm your registration within 48 hours of registration.

Please Contact Us with any questions/comments.

See Workshops by Date

Tuesday 

September 8

Wednesday

September 9

Thursday

September 10

Friday

September 11

Saturday

September 12

Tuesday, September 8

 

Circular Weaving

Workshop Leader: Ginny Girard
Time of Workshop: 10am to 3pm


Workshop Description: Using an embroidery hoop for a frame, you will learn basic tapestry weaving techniques to create a unique design.


Workshop Cost: $75
Material Cost: All materials provided. 
Experience Required: no experience required.
What to Bring: all materials supplied.


Workshop Venue: On the Deck at Tatamagouche Yarn & Company, 317 Main St, Tatamagouche, NS B0K 1V0 

Indigo Dying

Workshop Leader: Josephine Clarke, Josephine Clarke Textiles
Time of Workshop: 12pm to 4pm


Workshop Description: You will learn how to dye with one of the oldest plant-based dyes in the world: Indigo. The indigo used in this workshop is indigofera tinctoria, a flowering legume plant. Participants will be supplied with a silk scarf to execute their final designs on. Students will also be supplied with cotton muslin to practice on. Josephine will give a brief presentation on the cultural history of indigo around the world, and some examples of traditional designs. You will be shown how to make and maintain a natural indigo vat. Making an indigo vat is a process called reduction, where the oxygen is slowly removed.  You will be shown examples of Japanese shibori techniques. Josephine will demonstrate how to execute various dye resists by stitching, tying,or clamping between woodblocks to create patterns on the scarf. You will also be given handouts for reference. Scarves must oxidize overnight, then be washed. 

Please note: Projects must be picked up next day.


Workshop Cost: $150
Material Cost: A kit including silk scarf and dyestuff for $35 
Experience Required: no experience required.  Only requirements are an open mind and a willingness to experiment.
What to Bring: a notebook and pencil, and wear clothes that they don’t mind getting dirty.


Workshop Venue: Barrachois Community  Hall, 99 Brule Shore Road, Tatamagouche, NS B0K 1V0

Introduction to Ecoprinting on Paper and Yarn

Workshop Leader: Emma Doucette, Botanical Fibres
Time of Workshop: 1pm to 4pm


Workshop Description: Learn the basics of Ecoprinting on yarn and paper in a laid-back environment using easily accessible materials! This is a fun skill that can be done at home and is a good introduction to the magic of natural dyes. All materials will be supplied but feel free to bring your own plants to try out! (Dried bouquets, snippets from the garden, collected leaves/petals, etc.)


Workshop Cost: $65
Material Cost: Included 
Experience Required: no experience necessary.
What to Bring:  You are advised to bring ear protection for the Hapa Zome portion of the paper Ecoprinting. It got quite loud last year!


Workshop Venue: Sisterhood Studio, 567 Sand Point Rd, Tatamagouche, NS  B0K 1V0

Intro to Rug Hooking

Workshop Leader: Beverly Levine
Time of Workshop:  10am to 3pm


Workshop Description: Basic introduction to rug hooking. A small piece will be completed during the class. Information on backing, fibres to hook with, tools, sources for supplies will all be covered during the class. Students will leave with a finished piece.


Workshop Cost: $75
Material Cost: All materials included 
Experience Required: No experience necessary
What to Bring: Just a smile


Workshop Venue: Margaret Fawcett Heritage Centre, 39 Creamery Rd, Tatamagouche, NS  B0K 1V0

Intro to Rug Hooking

Workshop Leader: Beverly Levine
Time of Workshop:  10am to 3pm


Workshop Description: Basic introduction to rug hooking. A small piece will be completed during the class. Information on backing, fibres to hook with, tools, sources for supplies will all be covered during the class. Students will leave with a finished piece.


Workshop Cost: $75
Material Cost: All materials included 
Experience Required: No experience necessary
What to Bring: Just a smile


Workshop Venue: Margaret Fawcett Heritage Centre, 39 Creamery Rd, Tatamagouche, NS  B0K 1V0

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