The Tarndie flock are again offering a variety of workshops to develop your woolcrafting skills lead by highly talented creatives who have a wonderful ability to teach effectively too.
These classes are designed to build skills and introduce new disciplines to those already working with wool.
Classes are held around the Tarndwarncoort Homestead site – a guided tour of the farm and homestead during the lunch break is included.
Bring your own lunch and soak up the heritage vibes in the Homestead Dining Room and Lounge Room.
Workshops at Tarndie in 2019
May 25 (Saturday)
Learn how to take your basic crochet skills to the next level. Using patterns from Shelley’s book Granny Square Flair, you’ll learn how make new granny squares while learning to read patterns and charts, how to begin and end rounds seamlessly, how to join your squares and much more. More details…
June 29 and 30 (Saturday and Sunday)
Learn about this ancient blue colour and what makes it different from other botanical dyes. Experience and learn how to make a natural indigo vat, how to maintain it and dye different fibres within it. More details…
August 10 (Saturday)
Learn how to dye skeins of wool with fresh plant matter and extracts. Which plants to use and why. How to prepare wool to dye well. Learn about mordants and how different colours can appear from one dye bath. We will use a variety of common plants to get a range of colours so you will be able to dye yarn at home and achieve good results. More details…
October 5 (Saturday)
Learn how to make a beautiful scarf from Polwarth wool by felting tops and other decorative fibres for a lightweight and versatile garment. More details…
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