Classes

 Felting Fridays

January 13 and February 10
1-3 pm

Great for beginners as well as inspiration for seasoned felters! Make a Thyme Tile, start to finish.  In January we will be felting the Sunset image, and in February, we will make a valentine.
Bring your tools or use ours.
$30 includes fiber materials.

Portrait of Ewe Class100_3630

February 18, 2017
10 am – 3 pm

This class will guide you through the creation of a needle felted portrait of one of our sheep.  The final product is suitable for framing.  $65 includes fiber materials – needle felting tools available for purchase separately or bring your own.  Bring a bag lunch.  Register here.

Natural Dyeing

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Description: Learn to dye with plants and weeds from our dyers’ garden and what we gather aroundnatural-dye_240x240 the farm. Plants include indigo, marigolds, amaranth, and dyers coreopsis from our garden, and from the pasture edges black-eyed susans, jewel weed, and goldenrod, and others.
Fee: $45. Please bring some fiber of your own to dye, or purchase some in our store before the class. Please register here.

Basic Needle Felting

Class by Appointment, group of 3 or more
Description: Incredibly easy using special felting needles. Relaxing, therapeutic, and very portable. Designed for the beginner to the advanced. Come and enjoy an afternoon with Marty and explore a relatively new art form.
Class fee:$30.00 per person includes materials.  Contact Marty to set up a date.

Beginner Spinning

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Description: Suitable for ages 6 and up. Beginning to spin can be easy for some, tricky for others. Marty has figured out a way to get individuals started on a wheel by breaking it down into individual steps. First train your feet, then your hands, and put it all together. For continued support, we will connect you with a group that can offer you much more.
Student wheels available for rent at $10.00 per week or $35.00 per month. Deposit required.
As scheduled for individuals (allow up to 2 hours). Contact us to arrange a time.
$30.00 for two-hour lesson plus roving or batt to spin (about $10.00).

Color Play Dyeing – Part Iretreats_precision-dye

By appointment until 2017
9-4 pm

Learn to dye wool in a hands-on workshop for all levels of experience. Take home a notebook of instructions, samples, and recipes.  Try a variety of techniques with your favorite colors and the Color Grid from Kangaroo Dyer.   Bring a bag lunch.
Fee:$75.00 per person includes dye notebook with instructions, samples, and dye kit (3 pkg dye & measuring tools).  Bring 4 ounces of white or light colored wool, silk, or alpaca yarn to dye or purchase wool skeins or roving here.

Color Play Part II

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Description: Thyme to learn different techniques and experiment with color choices. This workshop includes finding your color combinations and over dyeing grays. Bring your notebook from Color Play 1 (available for purchase if needed).

We will:

  • Review mixing stock solution using Cushings Dyes, however methods will be transferable to whatever dyes you already have at home.
  • Experiment with various methods including multi-colors, parking meter for long skein, ball injection, roving in a jar, and more.

You will go home with yarn samples and the recipes so you can continue to create with color.

Fee:$55.00 per person. Please bring your notebook from Color Play 1.

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Part I & II: by appointment until 2017

This art form involves melding together colorful wool fibers into a wool base using hot water, a bit of soap, and a hand sander (without the sandpaper). This base, once dry, can be used as a background for an artful creation. Bring one or more images to guide your color selection. During part one, we will make the background.  During part two, we will embellish your background with needle felted colorful detail.  Take either one or both parts – if only doing part two, let Marty know you would like to purchase a background to needle felt.
Fee:$45.00 per person includes materials – please register here.

Dyeing to Spin

rovingDescription: Learn how to plan and dye roving in strips of color using the primary colors to make a complete range of colors. We will also discuss methods of spinning the space-dyed roving. Skill level: advanced beginner – students should be familiar with the basics of spinning. Bring or plan to purchase white or gray roving in 2 ounce lengths to be dyed.  Bring any previously purchased space-dyed rovings, and we will discuss methods of spinning. Fee: $65.

Instructor bio: Linda Clutterbuck is a life-long knitter, a beginning weaver, has been spinning for ten years, and graduated, with distinction, in 2015 from the Ontario Handweavers and Spinners spinning certificate program. She is a member of Maine Spinners’ Registry, Maine Fiberarts,spaced dyed roving Ontario Handweavers and Spinners, (she won an HGA award for a handspun half-moon shawl in the juried show at the spring conference), and has served on the board of the Northeast Handspinners’ Association, most recently as the chair for the 2014 Gathering.

Policies

We will schedule a class for your group of 3 or more or a lesson for you at a mutually agreeable time.
10% off fiber purchased at the class. Young children need to be accompanied by parent.
Payment, Cancellation and Refund Policy: non-refundable deposit or full payment for the class holds your place and helps us plan. We will refund if we can fill your spot with another participant.
If you need to cancel or change any classes, please send an e-mail with the specific changes you’d like to make to info@awrinkleinthymefarm.com. Class fees will be refunded if and when your place is filled from a wait list for that class or event.