Dyeing that Stitch Retreat

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May 29th, 30th, & 31st 2020

Up to 8 students | 1 Teacher
Workshop Fri, Sat, Sun Morning

* Arrive: May 28th, 2020 Thurs. Evening.
* Leave: May 31st, 2020 Sunday Early Afternoon.
* $295 (USD) for workshop | Lodging on your own.
* Your teacher, Indie Yarn Dyer & Designer Donna Druchunas.
* Workshop held at Sheep to Shawl Studio & Store.
* A small informal laid back retreat vacation.
* For beginners to expert yarn dyers welcome.

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In this weekend workshop, we will spend one full day dyeing with acid dyes and one full day with natural dyes.

Ever wanted to dye your own yarn? Or wondered what the difference is between natural dyes and chemical dyes? Have you been afraid to DIY at home? Instead of doing it yourself, why not DIT — do it together — with me as your teacher and helper?

Join us at Sheep to Shawl Studio for a weekend learn-to-dye workshop! In this two & a half day, hands-on sessions we will cover everything from preparing yarn for dyeing, planning and mixing colors, working with mordants and additives, and all of the basics steps to create your own custom colored yarns. I will teach you some of my custom techniques & tips that require fewer specialty tools that many of the popular techniques out there today, and we’ll talk about how you can do small dye-batches at home, safely.

After the weekend you will go home with 4, original skeins of yarn dyed in your choice of colors. All are welcome – whether you’re just starting out, or you’re an experienced dyer, feel free to join us for a weekend of fun and inspiration. – Indie Dyer Donna Druchunas

Included in your $295 fee: 4 Skeins of blank yarn | Choice of your acid color dyes & plant matter | All yarn dyeing supplies (pots, gloves, etc.) | Possible visit to local sheep farm/tour | Teacher Fee | Incidentals  | Each attendee receives a goody bag related to knitting & Dyeing.

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Dyeing that Stitch Knitting Retreat 2020
Preliminary Schedule

Fri 10am – 6pm | Sat 10am -6pm | Sun 10am – 12:30pm
Sheep to Shawl Studio & Store
315 Elm St Barton, Vermont 05822
Located in the home of Designer, Donna Druchunas

Meals

Light snacks & drinks provided | Lunches & Dinners are on your own

Thursday

Drop off your yarn when you arrive (4 Skeins included with workshop).
Tie up your yarns with figure 8 ties and soak two overnight for Friday dyeing workshop.
Prepare sample strings (yarn) for the weekend.
6pm: Introduction talk (30 minutes)

Friday: Acid Dyes

10am: Semi Solid Skeins

Set up pots for first batch of dyeing.
Choose and mix colors for each pot.
Heat up yarn to 100degF.
Add dye to pot.
1 hour — watch slideshow.
Check temperature.
Add acid to pot.
Raise temperature.
Check if water is clear.
Cool and rinse  yarn.

Lunch 12:30pm – 2pm

2pm: Tie dye yarn in Pots

Set up pots for second batch of dyeing.
Tie up skeins for patterning.
Choose and mix colors for each pot.
Heat up yarn to 100degF.
Add dye to pot.
Check temperature.
Add acid to pot.
Raise temperature.
Check if water is clear.
Remove tie dye material.
Add second color and soak.
Cool and rinse  yarn.
5-6pm: Prep materials for natural dye class for next day (some dye materials need to soak overnight, etc). Tie up your yarns with figure 8 ties and soak two overnight for Friday dyeing workshop.
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Saturday:

Natural Dyes
10am: Earth tones (brown, gold, green) from plants
Set up pots for first batch of dyeing.
Prepare dye materials for each pot.
Add mordant and dye.
Heat up yarn.
2 hours — watch slideshow and periodically check on yarn.
Check temperature.
Add acid to pot.
Raise temperature.
Check if water is clear.
Cool and rinse  yarn.

Lunch 12:30pm – 2pm

2pm: Hot colors (orange, red, pink) from plants & bugs
Set up pots for second batch of dyeing.
Choose and mix colors for each pot.
Add mordant and dye.
Heat up yarn.
Check temperature.
Add acid to pot.
Raise temperature.
Check if water is clear.
Cool and rinse  yarn.

Sunday:

Finish up & head home
Cool and rinse yarn. Pick up your dry yarns, and head out for a day of sightseeing or start your journey home.

Your teacher will be on-site and will be available for questions anytime.
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Your choice of lodging is on your own. We have many places to stay in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. B&B, Cabins, Air B&B, Camping, & a couple nice hotels. Please look below with a few of our suggestion. *** Are suggested stays.

Check in is May 28th & Checkout May 31st Sunday morning (3 nights) or Monday June 1st, 2020. Up to you.

[rt_col width=”6/12″] *** WilloughVale Inn & Cottages
793 Vermont Route 5A South
Westmore, Vermont 05860
Rooms start at $115 a night.
15 minute drive to Sheep to Shawl Studio
https://www.willoughvale.com/

***Lakeview Cabins
662 S Barton Rd,
Barton, VT 05822
(802) 525-4463
4 minute drive to Sheep to Shawl Studio
Prices starting at $109 a night.
https://www.lakeviewcabinsvacation.com/

Burke Mountain Campground
Sherburne Lodge Road
East Burke, VT 05832
Phone: 802-626-7400
Fax: 802-626-7310
www.skiburke.com
30 minute drive to Sheep to shawl Studio

Comfort Inn & Suites
703 US Route 5 South
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819
Phone: 802-748-1500
Fax: 802-748-1243
www.choicehotels.com/vt031
25 Minute Drive to Sheep to Shawl Studio on Interstate
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*** Highland Lodge
1608 Craftsbury Road
Greensboro, VT 05841
(802) 322-4456
Email at: https://www.highlandlodge.com/contact-us
Rooms start at $120 a night | Cottages available
https://www.highlandlodge.com/
30 Minute Drive to Sheep to Shawl Studio

The Wildflower inn
2059 Darling Hill Rd A,
Lyndonville, VT 05851
https://www.wildflowerinn.com/
Rooms starting at $150 a night.
25 Minute drive to Sheep to shawl Studio

Fairbanks Inn
401 Western Avenue
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819
Phone: 802-748-5666
Fax: 802-748-1242
E-mail: gmfairbanksinn@gmail.com
www.stjay.com
30 minute drive to Sheep to Shawl Studio on Interstate
$144 a night | Discounts available

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Airports

Driving by car to the village of Barton, Vermont.
We are 2 miles West of Exit 25 on I91.
20 minutes south of the Canadian border.

Burlington, Vermont (2:00 hrs)
Montreal, QC, Canada (2:10 hrs)
Boston, Mass (3:30 hrs)
New York City (6 hrs)
Portland, Maine (3:30 hrs)
Baltimore, Maryland (8:40 hrs)
Cleveland, Ohio (11 hrs)
Rochester, NY (7:15 hrs)
Toronto, ON,  Canada (7:30 hrs)
Moncton, NB, Canada (9hrs)

Train

Amtrak stops in Waterbury, Burlington and Montpelier Vermont, each about two hours away by car.

At this time we can not provide transportation to and from the Airport or Train stations.

Our shop/studio/classroom is in our old farmhouse in Northeast, Vermont. Conviently located 2 miles from the interstate on I91 exit 25.

Sheep to Shawl Studio & Store
315 Elm St Barton, Vermont 05822
dom@sheeptoshawl.com | donna@sheeptoshawl.com | Text us at 802-731-1091

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Barton, Vermont

The Barton area’s location near the Green Mountains, has gifted it with many spectacular lakes, rivers, and ponds. Beautiful shorelines and rugged mountains make the Barton area an attractive vacation destination in all seasons. In the spring, summer, and fall take advantage of back roads for biking, waterways for paddling, public beaches for swimming, picnic spots, and spectacular views at Crystal Lake State ParkShadow Lake Beach, and the stunning Willoughby Gap. During the winter months outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy ice-fishingsnowshoeingskiing and snowmobiling.

The Northeast Kingdom is the heart of Northern Vermont – far away from fast paced city living. It may be easy to get here – Interstate 91 (exit 25 and 26) is just minutes away – but once off the beaten path the N.E.K. enjoys a quieter, more peaceful way of life. Northern Vermont has a long standing tradition of pride in aesthetic beauty. Even shopping is an old world experience as the Kingdom’s landscape is dotted with unique local businesses.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Cancellations” tab_id=”1580522408850-b1dcd3ba-fbbc”][vc_row_inner rt_row_style=”global-style” rt_row_borders=”” rt_row_paddings=”true” rt_bg_effect=”classic” rt_bg_image_repeat=”repeat” rt_bg_size=”cover” rt_bg_position=”right top” rt_bg_attachment=”scroll” rt_bg_video_format=”self-hosted”][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″ rt_wrp_col_paddings=”false” rt_border_top=”” rt_border_bottom=”” rt_border_left=”” rt_border_right=”” rt_border_top_mobile=”” rt_border_bottom_mobile=”” rt_border_left_mobile=”” rt_border_right_mobile=”” rt_bg_image_repeat=”repeat” rt_bg_size=”auto auto” rt_bg_position=”right top” rt_bg_attachment=”scroll”][vc_column_text]

Cancellation Policy
  • The $295 workshop fee is non-refundable.
  • All cancellations must be in writing. Email is acceptable.
  • Cancellation does not necessarily result in a partial refund.
  • Cancellations within 60 days of start date of event may result in a partial refund (1/2) only if the space is filled.
  • There is no refund for cancellations less than 30 days prior to the start date of the event.
  • If attendee is reimbursed through insurance, Sheep to Shawl,LLC will not process an additional refund.

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