Wildcrafting Colour 2018 - Another workshop in collaboration with Alberta Parks

Well folks! The time is coming again to offer the exciting Wildcrafting Colour workshop in the beautiful Lesser Slave Lake Provincial Park in the Boreal Center for Bird Conservation over the first weekend in August from the 4th to the 6th. We love this workshop. It's about craft and handwork, yes, but it's also about time on the land, stewardship, environmental connectivitiy, and land intimacy. It's a long weekend in August spent on the clean, sandy beached lake with all of the content offered in the lab at the aforementioned Boreal Centre for Bird Conservation and on the land in the Boreal Forest. This year, we've budgeted in lots of down time and free evenings so that participants can take advantage of the BCBC and all it has to offer, the beach, bird banding (which actually happens early in the morning), maybe an evening fire and some knitting and hiking or walking trails in the park.

Lesser Slave Lake

Lesser Slave Lake

Lesser Slave Lake at sunrise.

Lesser Slave Lake at sunrise.

As per usual with every workshop I teach, there is a scholarship seat available. Please apply! We want that seat filled and want to see you there!

Click here to download the application form for scholarhsip. 

March-Month

It's March month, the time of year when I start to shift my mindscape toward the upcoming fire season, packing up and heading into the bush for a six month stretch, transition. Which means I take time off from producing new wovens. This year I, decidedly, took too much time off - I'm craving my loom. I've got lots of ideas in the works and will get on them in April month! I really can't wait. I'm having weaving dreams, feel my feet moving across night treadles.

In the meantime, I'm headed to Calgary to offer a talk about weaving, natural dye, Canadian textiles, sustainable textiles and of course a little mention of Custom Woolen Mills and the work we do together, at the Heritage Weavers and Spinners Guild. I'll be speaking at their monthly meeting on Tuesday, March 28th at 1900. For more details, please contact the guild.

Happy Spring!