Spring Fiber Arts Tour – splash

Spring Fiber Arts Tour

Immerse yourself in the Vermont fiber landscape, with a mix of hands-on activities, farm and fiber tours, plus time to relax and unwind.

Natural Dye Workshop Wing & a Prayer Farm

An action-packed day awaits on a visit with fiber farmer Tammy White.

Meet Tammy and her menagerie of fiber animals, including alpaca, goats, and baby lambs!

We’ll dye wool yarns with natural materials, explore eco-printing using found items, and take a dip into indigo. You’ll take home samples of yarn and fabric.

A locavore lunch featuring fresh produce and handmade pies will round out the experience.

Indigo dyed yarns
Green Mountain Spinnery

Fiber Mill and Natural Tannery Tours

Learn about the processes of converting raw wool into finished yarn, and raw sheepskin into finished rugs.

Meet the mill staff and shop for Vermont-made yarns.

 

Colorwork Design with Amy Christoffers

Design your own Fair Isle-inspired hat! Learn about color theory, color dominance, and interplay of motifs.

With help from the instructor, you’ll choose colors and a design, then use Vermont-sourced yarns to cast on and put your ideas into practice. You’ll take home a supply of yarn to finish the project.

Fair Isle Hat

Instructors

Tammy with Sheep

Tammy White

Fiber Farmer

Tammy has been raising animals, teaching, and producing farm goodies for many years. Her farm workshops include sheep-shearing tutorials, pie-making, sewing, and natural dyeing.

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Sarah Scully

Tanner & Tour Coordinator

Sarah is the owner and operator of Vermont Natural Sheepskins, the first organic tannery in the USA. She’s also an experienced knitter and dyer, and will serve as your guide and tour facilitator.

Amy Christoffers

Amy Christoffers

Designer

Amy is the creative force behind Savory Knitting patterns, and the Design Director for Berroco. A published author and experienced teacher, we’re thrilled to have her on the Spring tour this year.

Tour Details

May 24 – 27, 2018

Overnight guests depart Monday, May 28.

Program Fee
$775
Includes workshop instruction and materials, tour fees, meal plan, and extra goodies.

local foodMeal Plan
Six meals (3 lunches, 3 dinners) are included with the program fee – you’ll have one evening on your own. Meals feature local ingredients prepared by professional chefs.

Housing (optional)
$75 – $125 per night
Your choice of accommodation with shared or private bathroom. A full breakfast is included.

Transportation (optional)
$100 per person, limit 6
Let us drive you to all the events! We can also provide rides to and from the local airport, train, or bus.