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Sat, Apr 29|
La Fée des Bois Apothecary
Atelier de création textile à partir de laine brute (bilingue)
We have become so disconnected from our textiles! Most of them are produced in distant countries and often at a high social and environmental cost. * Material is provided.
Time and place
Apr 29, 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM
La Fée des Bois Apothecary, 34 Chem. Greermount, Shawville, QC J0X 2Y0, Canada
About this event
We have become so disconnected from our textiles. For the most part, they are produced far away and often at great social and environmental cost. For people who love to work with textiles and create things with their hands, this can be very discouraging. We can feel a bit hopeless or we may try to feel nothing at all. Gradually, during the course of working with wool, I realized that here is an opportunity to find hope, to find joy, to experience raw fiber from land and animals that we can connect with, that we can know.
↠ For the workshop, I want to offer people the opportunity to create a finished, useful, beautiful textile from climate-beneficial fibers produced in a regenerative/biodynamic farming system on land that they can visit and possibly experience embodied gratitude.
↠ We will work with a variety of natural coloured fleeces and explore characteristics of various breeds of sheep while learning a wet-felting technique of working with a resist.
↠ Participants will leave with a finished product and experience with a technique that can be used for many different applications. We will also have a demonstration of washing a raw fleece.
↠ This is the second in a series of Fibreshed workshops offered by Ginger Howell of Ferme Sol, Wakefield, Quebec. No prior experience necessary. Stay tuned for plant foraging and dying this summer.
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Terms and conditions
✿ We invite you to look at the section « prepare for your visit » to make sure you have all you need and are comfortable.
✿ Make sure to have a good look at the starting time and duration of the guided tour, workshop and the question period following the tour and workshop. We will start on time in order to respect people's schedule.
✿ To ensure availability on the day of your visit, it is preferable to buy your ticket online.
✿ Guided tour tickets are NON REFUNDABLE AND NON-EXCHANGEABLE unless the gardens are closed due to exceptional circumstances. Make sure to bring rain gear if it rains.
✿ We ask you to be respectful during the guided tour and workshop and not talk over the person giving the tour/workshop (children and their parents being an exception of course).
✿ We include 30 minutes for a question period after each tour/workshop and invite you to keep your questions for the end of the tour/workshop and to stay focused on the topics of the workshop during that group time. As for the garden guided tour, there is a mini question period after each plant. We invite you to have a good look of all the workshop we offer at the farm and to choose the one that is more appropriate to your needs.
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