Mar
2
1:00 PM13:00

Sheep Breed specific Knitting at Long Way Homestead

Each breed of sheep produces a distinct type of wool for knitting and crochet.  Understanding the qualities and characteristics of these breeds will inform and accentuate your knitting. Texture, colourwork, cables and drape are all affected by the unique wool breeds.

This workshop will give a brief overview of some accessible single-breed wools and the variety they can offer to your knitting.  We will also briefly explore the history and tradition of these single-breed wools.  This workshop is hands on, you will be able to touch, and experiment with breeds in their different forms (raw, carded, spun).

Participants will take home 150g of a variety of breed-specific yarn.

Organized in conjunction with Pembina Fibreshed.

Workshop will be held in the studio at Long Way Homestead. 51077 MUN 41 E. Ste. Genevieve, MB

Cost: $50

Breed Specific Knitting Workshop
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Mar
9
9:00 AM09:00

Eco Printing with Caitlin ffrench

In this 1 day workshop you will learn to naturally dye silk using the ecoprint method.

We will be using both alum and iron as mordants to show the differences in colors based on mordants used- and leaves that were wildcrafted in late Autumn. No natural dye experience necessary.

You will go away with 2- 29" x 29" scarfs and the knowledge and instruction to recreate this magic at home.

All materials included in price. 

Saturday, March 9th

9am - 12noon

51077 MUN 41 E (Long Way Homestead farm and mill)

Ste. Genevieve, MB

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100.00
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About Caitlin ffrench

Caitlin ffrench is an artist working in East Vancouver (unceded Coast Salish Territories), and received her BFA from the University of British Columbia (Okanagan) and she attended the Kootenay School of the Arts for their textile program. 

She works with paints, inks, and charcoals that she makes from botanical and earth pigments as well as wildcrafted materials. You can find these materials for sale in her webshop.

Her photography practice is film based- the cameras she uses most often are her Bronica, Pentax K1000, and a Polaroid Landcamera that shoots packfilm which is no longer in production.  

Caitlin regularly teaches workshops in different applications of textile arts and natural dyes, is a knitwear designer, and tries to spend as much time as she can outside.

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Mar
9
1:00 PM13:00

Intermediate Natural Dyeing - with Caitlin ffrench

In this course you will learn how to naturally dye a rainbow of colours using wildcrafted and bought natural dyes. You will go away with the skills to troubleshoot problems, how to use dyes and modifiers together to achieve dynamic colours, and colour theory.

We will be using wool yarns from Long Way Homestead and cotton fabric squares so you will see how colours change based on the fibres used.

Materials included in price

Saturday, March 9th

1pm - 5pm

$100

51077 MUN 41 E (Long Way Homestead farm and mill)

Ste. Genevieve, MB

For directions click here.


About Caitlin ffrench

Caitlin ffrench is an artist working in East Vancouver (unceded Coast Salish Territories), and received her BFA from the University of British Columbia (Okanagan) and she attended the Kootenay School of the Arts for their textile program. 

She works with paints, inks, and charcoals that she makes from botanical and earth pigments as well as wildcrafted materials. You can find these materials for sale in her webshop.

Her photography practice is film based- the cameras she uses most often are her Bronica, Pentax K1000, and a Polaroid Landcamera that shoots packfilm which is no longer in production.  

Caitlin regularly teaches workshops in different applications of textile arts and natural dyes, is a knitwear designer, and tries to spend as much time as she can outside.

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Apr
20
11:00 AM11:00

Shearing Festival

Join us for a sheep shearing festival. Watch as sheep get their annual shearing. Learn about wool and all the fantastic things it provides. Eat delicious food, shop among local vendors, bring your knitting, spinning wheel and your kids!

**If you are a local vendor and would like to have a table at the festival please contact us at info@longwayhomestead.com we ask that everyone who has a booth also has a demonstration or offering for attendees (ie. a spinning or felting demo/activity, a dye pot demo etc - we are open to creative ideas)

photo by Mackenzie Smith

photo by Mackenzie Smith

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