Fall 2020 Workshops Postponed

Due to COVID-19 concerns, these workshops & presentations have been postponed. We will share rescheduling information when available!

While the COVID-19 situation is rapidly evolving, we will update our website with any changes or precautions needed to ensure the safety of these events. Please check back regularly!

We are excited to share these upcoming workshops with you. Check back in the fall for registration!

Natural Dyeing Workshop

If you have attended the Wool Gathering in the past few years, you would recognize Laura Krugh and her beautiful, naturally dyed yarn. She offers so many color variations of pre-dyed yarn as well as dying kits which include her handspun yarn from neighboring sheep and plants from her own backyard. Some of the plants Laura uses to dye with include Goldenrod, Hopi Black Sunflower, Chamomile, Onion, and Rabbitbrush, along with many others!
Learn new dyeing techniques for using natural colors as well as how to harvest and process plants from your own backyard.

You can check out Laura’s Etsy shop here to view her naturally dyed yarns! 

Laura’s workshop is scheduled for October 4th!

Intermediate Spinning Workshop

Betty Forsythe opened her fiber shop in 1996 on her farm of 50 Shetland sheep and show horses. She has been a member of the National Association of Shetland Sheep and a lifelong teacher. After selling her studio to a student and then purchasing it again in 2012, Betty has offered numerous workshops for beginners through advanced related to all things fiber.

In this workshop you will learn how to:
-Make woolen yarn and worsted yarn using the same yarn
-Short draw and long draw techniques
-Spin the perfect single- how to put enough twist in singles so that it doesn’t fall apart and how not to add too much twist that yarn is hard or stiff)
-Blend color and fibers
-Blend your own unique fiber from your stash
-Blend to improve drape- what fiber you can use
-Mix fiber to improve softness
-Determine which fleece you use for a project you want to create

Learn more about Betty and Gatehouse Fiber Arts here.

Betty’s workshop will be October 24 & 25.

We hope to see you at a fall workshop!