We are planning another Retreat weekend for February 22-24th at the Odessa Fairgrounds - and yes, these are weekdays... so plan your calendar and do try to come out.
CABIN FEVER RETREAT
ODESSA FAIRGROUNDS HALL
Highway 6 just off Highway 2 in the Village of Odessa
9-5 each day
$120 for all three days, $80 for two days and $50 per one day
Wednesday the 22nd of February
I will be introducing a favourite Quilt pattern for a great piecing adventure:
Highland Stars, created by Wendy Sheppard for the Fons and Porter "Love of Quilting" Magazine,
Seen in their October 2016 edition, this is MY fall project and I am happy to share a full day workshop with you to get you on YOUR way to this beautiful, easy to piece quilt! I love that the quilt is traditional with a great contemporary feel. Create it with your favourite civil war fabrics or go crazy like I am and use your own hand dyed and printed fabrics.
With pre-cutting directions to be shared with all paid registrations you can come to the workshop all ready to start sewing and have a wonderful, big pile of blocks done by the end of the day. Keep your table for all three days and you will have a finished queen quilt by Friday!
Thursday February 23rd will be SNOW/ICE DYEING Day:
and I love the special effects you can get using pre-soda soaked white cotton and silk fabrics and a BIG pile of snow!!! Dyes are sprinkled on top and the results can be really spectacular.
Yes, you CAN dye wool with this process, and Tencel, linen, hemp and raimie, rayon and cotton for sure. Fast, easy and you need just a few supplies. Start saving those great aluminum foil roasting pans available NOW at the dollar store and pick up a few larger colanders or strainers o stash your fabric in during the snow dye technique. All of the dyes will be furnished for a few pieces each, but you are welcome to bring your own and dye to your hearts content! Dye Friday as well - the snow will be available and if not, we will get bag ice from the gas station.
More details and supplies list will be shared with paid registrations.
Friday the 24th will be WEAVING CLASS - A Scarf Challenge Day!!!
For those who love to bring their table looms out and work along with friends - we will all work on a great scarf pattern together on our individual cotton warp. Looms should be dressed before the play date and bring your favourite weft bobbins loaded and ready to go! Should be able to finish in the full day class!
And for our spinning friends who love to get together for a spinning day - THIS ONE IS FOR YOU! I have invited a few weaving/spinning related vendors in the area to bring some tools and yarns and threads in the afternoon and they will have visitors from the area who would like to build their stash and have some fun themselves.
PIZZA at 5 pm and everyone can stay as late as they like...
Hope you will mark your calendar and join in on the fun! Registration is open... form on the sidebar here at the blog!