WOOLSTOCK 2018 - August 18th-25th

As part of the Tatamagouche Festival of Soil, Soul, & Society the Sisterhood is celebrating all week long!
Registration is Closed
WOOLSTOCK 2018 - August 18th-25th

Time & Location

Aug. 18, 2018, 10:00 a.m. – Aug. 25, 2018, 3:00 p.m.
Sisterhood Fibres, 567 Sand Point Road, Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia, Canada

About The Event

Dig out your love beads and prepare to get your Fibre groove on!

From August 18th to the 25th, there will be workshops, sisterhood fibre socials, demonstrations, and a Fibre Market.

Come for the day or come for the week but please join us to learn, relax, and feel the love.

Workshop numbers are limited so make sure to reserve your spot as soon as possible.

Woolstock is in conjunction with and part of TataFest

www.tatafest.com

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

Saturday August 18th

Hand Painted and Pot Dying - SOLD OUT

Limited to 6 people

Janine Guinan/Give it a Whorl Fibers

9am to 12 pm in the Sisterhood Dye Studio, Tatamagouche

Learn the art of dyeing yarn. In this workshop we will learn the technique of hand painting yarn to make a multi colored skein. Also covered will be the basics of pot dyeing to make a semi solid skein. Each person can decide what they would like to do.

Come with your rubber gloves, apron and be ready to create some beautiful unique yarn you can call your own. Also, if you have a natural colored skein or two at home, bring them along and if time allows you are welcome to dye them.

$95 per person includes dye and 2 skeins of Merino Yarn

SOLD OUT

Sunday August 19th

Intro to Spinning - SOLD OUT

Limited to 10 people

Rachel Anne MacGillivary/New Brunswick College of Craft and Design

10am to 3 pm at the Barachois Community Hall, Tatamagouche

Have you ever wanted to learn to spin? Now’s your chance!

Learn about how to use a spinning wheel to spin different fibers & make and design your own beautiful handspun yarns.

In this crash course you’ll get comfortable with the basics of using a spinning wheel, learn about how to buy and handle fiber,

and how to troubleshoot your own wheel. Be careful though, this can lead to a lifetime obsession!

No Experience Necessary. Spinning wheels provided.

$75 per person plus $25 material fee

SOLD OUT

Monday August 20th

Hand Painted and Pot Dying 2 - LIMITED SEATS LEFT

Janine Guinan/Give it a Whorl Fibers

9am to 12 pm in the Sisterhood Dye Studio, Tatamagouche

Learn the art of dyeing yarn. In this workshop we will learn the technique of hand painting yarn to make a multi colored skein. Also covered will be the basics of pot dyeing to make a semi solid skein. Each person can decide what they would like to do.

Come with your rubber gloves, apron and be ready to create some beautiful unique yarn you can call your own. Also, if you have a natural colored skein or two at home, bring them along and if time allows you are welcome to dye them.

$95 per person includes dye and 2 skeins of Merino Yarn

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Tuesday August 21st

Wool Sunflower - LIMITED SEATS LEFT

Jane Wile/Downtown Exchange

1 to 4 pm at the Barrachois Community Hall, Tatamagouche

Make a gorgeous wool sunflower with a hooked or appliqued flower centre.

Workshop includes all wools, linen, threads, needle, stem and antique bobbin, workshop notes and use of tools.

A variety of colours will be available.

$50 per person (includes all materials)

No Experience Necessary

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Wednesday August 22nd

Weaving on a Rigid Heddle Loom - SOLD OUT

Limited to 6 people

Claire Drinnan/Ewephoria Felt

10 am to 3 pm at the Barrachois Community Hall, Tatamagouche

The morning will be spent viewing samples of weaving done on a rigid heddle loom and a demonstration of a loom being set up, dressed and cloth made. After lunch, with guidance, students will have their own loom to gain hands on experience dressing a rigid heddle loom and weaving a sampler to take home.

No Experience Necessary.

$75 per person

Looms and all material provided

SOLD OUT

Thursday August 23rd

Felting Workshop - LIMITED SEATS LEFT

Limited to 10 people

Katherine Sharpe/Your Very Nature

10 am to 3 pm at the Barrachois Community Hall, Tatamagouche

“I’ll be in my studio” is one of my favorite phrases - Come join me in this studio setting to explore needle felting and the wonders of playful creating.

Together we will use cookie cutters to produce multiple stars and hearts - each one different; each one the same? Make a garland or hanging decorations – stack them, fan them, give them away…..It’s up to you.

The freedom to explore and play in this very easy-to-learn, versatile medium will be the reward of the day.

$75 per person, All Materials Provided

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Friday August 24th

Felting A Bas Relief - SOLD OUT

Limited to 10 people

Katherine Sharpe/Your Very Nature

10 am to 3 pm at the Barrachois Community Hall, Tatamagouche

Join Katherine to create a bas relief sheep and learn her felting tips and tricks. Come and have fun working in this easy-to-learn and versatile medium. No experience necessary

$75 per person, All Materials Provided

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Fibre Demonstrations and Sisterhood Social

10am to 3pm at the Fraser Gallery, Tatamagouche

Try your hand at weaving, spinning, hooking, knitting. Or bring your latest project and hang out with the Sisters. Meet new people, make new friends, you may even hug a bunny.

Tea, coffee and cookies will be on hand. And all the smiles you can stand.

No registration necessary

Saturday August 25th

Fabulous Fibre Market

10am to 2pm

Sedgewick Presbyterian Memorial Church on Main Street, Tatamagouche

Capping off 8 days of Fleece & Sisterhood.

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