Hi, y’all! I’m so excited to be getting back to Yarn School and Felt School this fall!
This is a brand new system, so please let me know if you hit any problems!
Mitten School will also be returning November 12 -14, huzzah! Mitten School registration is still a couple weeks out.
We are so thrilled to have set a date for Fall Fiber School (Yarn School + Felt School).
Details to come soon, with registration opening this summer! Sign up for our mailing list to get a heads up when registration goes live.
Apologies for the delay. We made the call over a week ago but frankly, I’ve been depressed and procrastinating about getting on with the official announcement. The numbers have only gotten more discouraging in the last week, so, sadly, I think it was the right call.
Behind our decision: Our workshops draw from our community around the country, so we must take a national view. With COVID-19 cases newly on the rise in a lot of states, concerns over a second wave this fall, general travel anxiety/restrictions, and the challenge of juggling the changing COVID-related demands on families, schools, and jobs, there are just too many uncertainties to proceed with events that require extensive long-term preparation.
After the disappointments of spring, I’m heartbroken and missing y’all. But I don’t want to string anyone along, or hold deposits at a time when I’m sure everyone can use the cash.
Little silver lining: Sonya has generously promised Dress School holdouts a mini-Dress School Zoom class on the Saturday we re-scheduled Dress School. So hang on to that Dress School Saturday in your calendar, because I know it will be a lot of fun!
Thank you for your continued support and encouragement! I can’t wait to see you in the spring!
(Currently enrolled Dress School students should have gotten an update last night. If the new dates won’t work for you, please contact Nikol for a refund.)
We’ve rescheduled Dress School for September 10 – 13. Thank you for your patience while we worked out the details!
Adrian and I have been closely (my family might say obsessively) following the COVID-19 outbreak for weeks, and we’ve come to the decision to cancel Spring Fiber School. I’m deeply disappointed, but I believe it is the right call.
While this part of the country is currently showing few cases, and our small gathering doesn’t hit any social distancing thresholds, many students would be traveling from afar (including from current hot spots), putting themselves or other students at risk to get here. Adrian’s own local hospital has two dozen cases, and her asthma puts her at particular risk from this disease.
Based on the timelines of the spread in other countries and current CDC guidance, the likely U.S. epidemic will probably edge at least into summer, and from there it gets quite hot in the building, especially for anyone to want to spend all day in a sweltering Dye Lab, so we’ve decided to cancel outright instead of trying to reschedule.
My greatest hope is that we’re overreacting and regret cancelling. But at this early stage, working to prevent the spread can have exponentially positive benefits. I hope the financial and mental pain of the broad social cancellations around the country will help stifle the spread of the disease and contribute to a best-case-scenario in this country.
I’ll start processing refunds for everyone next week. Workshops are our financial backbone, so this will be very painful. If you want to transfer your refund to an Art Club gift certificate or just give our shop some love, we’d be super grateful. I’m sure Adrian would appreciate Hello Yarn love as well. :)
Dress School has been rescheduled for September 10 – 13. Please contact me for a refund if the new dates don’t work for you.
P.S. If you’re not in an outbreak community and you’re baffled by the seemingly outsized response, this chart captures the importance of early containment/mitigation (full article). It shows the exponential effect of total cases averted in a month from averting a single case today vs. a week later. It’s bananas. Math!
Graphic: Britta Jewell. Full Story: The Exponential Power of Now
Hooray! Our new, exciting Dye School workshop, along with old favorite Rigid Heddle School, will be offered back to back for this Spring’s Fiber School!
Get ready for an intensive dyeing experience, with loads of hands-on practice dyeing piles of premium yarn for your stash.
Dye School is an extra day and a half longer than Yarn School, with a full additional day of classes, so keep that in mind when scheduling.
Dye School Details – Rigid Heddle School Details – REGISTER NOW!
Students enrolled in both Dye and Rigid Heddle will have the opportunity to dye their own custom colorway of the required yarn (provided) for the Rigid Heddle School pattern project!
Yarn School will return this fall as part of Fall Fiber School. We’ll be alternating between Dye and Yarn School, so the next Spring Yarn School will be in 2021.
Thank you for your patience while we finalize the details of our exciting new offering, Dye School! Registration will open soon, and space is limited, so please do sign up for our mailing list to get a heads up when it goes live.
Starting this year, we’ll be alternating between spring and fall with Dye School and Yarn School. So this spring, we’ll offer Dye School with Rigid Heddle School and Yarn School with Felt School in the fall; in 2021, it will be Yarn School and Rigid Heddle School in the Spring and Dye School and Felt School in the fall.
Dress School is returning in 2020, and that registration will open later this month as well.
Our shop will be back open this Wednesday, with a schedule of classes and demos coming soon!
Thereafter, our holiday hours are 12-7 Tuesday – Saturday, or by appointment (give a call).
For fiber lovers: We have an extensive range of spinning and felting fiber; hand-dyed and handspun yarn; wheels, looms, drum carders, and other spinning, carding and weaving equipment; needlefelting kits; a modest selection of specialty fabrics and quilting pre-cuts (mostly design rolls); dyeables; hand-turned fiber tools, and more!
For everyone else: We have my famous handmade coloring planners, hilarious BlueQ socks, bags, kitchen towels, and oven mitts; stationery; coffee mugs; home cheesemaking kits and supplies, and more!
2019 Workshops: Yarn School & Cheese School are full. Email Nikol for the wait list.
There are a few Felt School and Dye Lab openings (Dye Lab is only available as an add-on to Yarn School or Felt School, not a stand-alone option). Register here!
We’ve got one helper spot left (dish helper–helper info here); but Fall Yarn School is otherwise full. Please email me for the waiting list if you’re interested, because it’s still early and there may be cancellations.
And we still have a few spots left for Felt School. Register here.
It’s a thousand degrees and I can not wait for fall!