FIBER ARTS WEEKEND WORKSHOP

September 28 – 29


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Course Description

Join us for a weekend of natural fibers and plant-based dyes! We will explore the basics of dyeing fabric and wool with plant-based dyes in a variety of colors. We will experiment with resist techniques to create patterns on our fabric. We will also do a small three dimensional felt project with wool we have dyed. There will be the opportunity to try the basics of drop spindle for anyone who wants to learn to spin wool. Please bring a few small, white fabric items (natural fibers only: cotton, linen, silk, wool) and a drop spindle if you would like to learn spinning (we will have a few for sale as well).


Instructors


Sasha Rabin

Sasha Rabin

Sasha first came to Quail Springs on a cold snowy night in early 2008 to visit friends who had recently started calling the place home, and the warmth of the people there brought her back. She is passionate about creating a beautiful life, including the structures that house us for much of our time. This passion leads her to practice those things that help us remember who we really are and why we are here – activities and creations which remind us of our connections to each other, our food, our shelter and the earth.

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Registration Information


  • Course Fee: $700
  • Early Bird Discount: $100 discount (Discount Code: MUDDYBIRD – Expires: March 1, 2017)
  • Course fee includes: Instruction, catered meals and camping accommodations

Instructors


Juna Muller

Juna Muller

Raised nearby in the orange groves of Ojai, CA, Juna Rosales Muller learns, teaches, farms, and coordinates programs at Quail Springs. She studied political ecology at Colorado College and has worked in experiential, farm-based, and outdoor education for the past 7 years. She co-founded and co-taught Spiral, a young women’s permaculture intensive held at Dig In Farm in Massachusetts in 2015 and 2016. Juna is a ropes course instructor and helps facilitate rites of passage for teenagers with the Ojai Foundation.

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Sasha Rabin

Sasha Rabin

Sasha first came to Quail Springs on a cold snowy night in early 2008 to visit friends who had recently started calling the place home, and the warmth of the people there brought her back. She is passionate about creating a beautiful life, including the structures that house us for much of our time. This passion leads her to practice those things that help us remember who we really are and why we are here – activities and creations which remind us of our connections to each other, our food, our shelter and the earth.

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Paul Swenson

Paul Swenson

Paul Swenson is a founding steward of Quail Springs Permaculture where he helped develop the site, community and its offerings for over eight years. He discovered the beauty, function, and joy of natural building in 2005 while building the foundation and wall system of a cob house. He has been building and baking with earthen materials ever since. Paul’s teaching style is empowering and puts people at ease, with an emphasis on self-discovery, enjoyment, creating community.

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Registration Information


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Registration Information


  • Sliding Scale Cost: $250 –$450
  • Course fee includes: Instruction, materials, camping & facilities
  • We invite all participants to partake in three farm fresh meals a day with the Quail Springs community

Discounts:

  • Early Bird: $50 discount if paid in full by August 15 (Discount Code: FIBERBIRD)
  • Bring A Friend: 10% discount (each) for couples or friends attending the course together (Discount Code: TWOFIBERS)
  • Group & Family: For groups of 3 or more attending the course together, click here to contact us about group discounts

Cancellation Policy:

  • Before Aug 15: Full refund available excluding $50 cancellation fee
  • Aug 15 – Sept 1: Partial refund (with non-refundable $100 deposit)
  • After Sept 1: No refund available

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The course is currently full, however there are often cancellations so we encourage you to contact us to be put on our waiting list:

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