Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Dyeing and Spinning in Newfoundland in July - Please come!

Natural Dyeing and Spinning Workshop
With Robyn Love
July 1 - 4, 2011

Come to the beautiful west coast of Newfoundland for a hands-on workshop exploring natural dyeing techniques and spinning wool into yarn using a drop spindle and spinning wheel.

In addition to all the fibre fun, we will offer morning wake-up yoga, delicious vegetarian meals prepared with produce from Full Tilt’s organic gardens, a welcoming reception on Friday evening in Full Tilt’s art gallery, film night on Saturday evening, and more.

The class schedule will be: welcoming reception on Friday evening. Saturday - natural dyeing. Sunday - spinning. Monday morning - yoga and farewell breakfast.

Workshop fee: $150/person. Includes all materials, yoga (optional), lunch and snacks for both days. Class size will be limited to 15 people.

Accommodation is available on-site and nearby for those coming from out of town. For rates and other details or to reserve your space (by June 1st), email thehousemuseum(at)gmail.com.

Full Tilt Creative Centre has several options available for out of town participants in the Natural Dyeing and Spinning Workshop.

All accommodations must be reserved with a $50 non-refundable deposit sent to the above email via paypal. Reservations will be taken first come, first serve.

Option #1 – Meadows Point Guest House: Sleeps three singles or two couples and one single. Located in nearby Meadows, a 10-minute drive to McIvers and Full Tilt Creative Centre. $50/night per person.

Option #2 – Blanchard House: Sleeps three singles. Located in McIvers with stunning views of the Bay of Islands and the Blomidon Mountains. $50/night per person.

Option #3 – Brake House: A funky, non-electric saltbox house with gas lamps and a beautiful view in Meadows. Sleeps three singles or two couples and one single. $35/night per person.

Option #4 – Camp out at Full Tilt: Set up your own tent or stay in a trailer (sleeps two singles) right on-site at Full Tilt. $25/night per person.

All options include access to a full kitchen, bathrooms, and laundry facilities.

To see photographs of Meadows Point Guest House, Blanchard House, and Full Tilt Creative Centre, check out www.fulltiltnewfoundland.com.

Other Activities

McIvers is located on the north shore of the Bay of Islands. There are many walking trails and easily accessible beaches nearby in McIvers, Gillams and Cox’s Cove. The city of Corner Brook is a 40-minute drive away with a variety of shopping and dining options.

*** Please note that, if enough people are interested, I would be willing and able to host a second weekend workshop the following weekend (July 7 - 11). So, if this one doesn't suit your schedule but you are seriously interested, please let me know and I will start a list for the following weekend.

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