Summer Yarn Dyeing Intensive at Namaste Farms!

In Retreat by Natalie

Yarn Dyeing Intensive

Join me, Natalie Redding, at Namaste Farmsfor a two day three night yarn dyeing intensive in the heart of Southern California’s, Temecula Wine Country.  I’ll teach you what Indie yarn dyers don’t want you to know and some advanced techniques known by few.  Learn how to create amazing effects on yarn in a multitude of ways which make yarn dyeing fun, efficient, and profitable.  Coming to Namaste Farms for an intensive is a great venue with opportunities to learn more than just yarn dyeing.  Being in a farm environment where you see how wool grows on the animals really helps students understand fibers and yarn in a more comprehensive way.  Coming to Namaste Farms is not only a great learning opportunity on a real working farm, but also, Temecula, Ca is considered a “destination” offering the largest Indian Gaming casino in the country, Pechanga, as well as boasting 7 PGA golf courses and a well established wine country.

Friday- Guests arrive (check in is 3:00 pm) with meet and greet at Airbnb at 6:00 pm
Saturday, July 21; Day 1
9:30  – am Going out on Farm, fleece examples on live animals
10:30 – am Brief lecture.
11:45 – am First Technique Even Solid Hue- X2
12:15 – pm Lunch
1:00 – pm Tonal/Glaze
2:15 – pm Speckle
3:45 – pm Recap of skills learned; QA
4:30 – pm Day 1 class ends. SEND HOME WITH SKEIN TO WIND.

Sunday July 22; Day 2
9:30 – am Brief lecture-Magic Loop
10:30 – am Dyeing Around
11:45 – am Dyeing across
12:15 – pm Lunch
1:00 – pm Brief lecture-DOS, OWG show Concentration Gradient set up
2:00 – pm Warp, reskein for self striping gradient alternately, people not warping help w/gradient
3:15 – pm Yarns in Dyebath
4:15 – pm While yarns are dyeing, Overview, Q & A
4:30 – pm Day 2 class ends.

Monday July 23; Checkout by 11:00 am

Cost of retreat with supplies (including yarns, dyes, heat elements, light lunch Sat/Sun) without accommodation: 350.00 (payment in full) or 395.00 with payment option.
Accommodation prices are below. Please choose the appropriate pulldown menu for the type of accommodation you’d like. If the accommodation type you prefer is not on the pulldown menu, it’s no longer available.

Please NOTE: Payments are non-refundable, but you may transfer the retreat to another person.

ACCOMMODATION INFORMATION: While Temecula, Ca is a destination, that can make it expensive to visit. To circumvent that, we’ve rented an Airbnb for Friday, Saturday and Sunday night. This allows guests to stay after class on Sunday for flight bookings out of Temecula Monday (PLEASE NOTE: The best airport to fly in/out of is San Diego International (SAN)). Listed below, there are several accommodation types too choose from: If you’d like a private room, there are only 3 of them so please choose early.  Included with each person’s accommodation are light snacks and refreshments which will be provided at the Airbnb.  On Saturday night, there will be a spin/knit in where we can gather to relax and visit.  When purchasing accommodation/light snacks/drinks options, participants must pay for all three days even if they don’t need to stay Monday night (to fly out).

Accommodations (without retreat price):

1 King bed/private room-$336.00 weekend

1 Queen bed/private room-BOOKED weekend

2 Twin beds/private room-BOOKED weekend

Dorm style accommodation-shared room, separate beds-$184.00 weekend

Please note, we do reserve the right to change venues, or have syllabus changes. In the event we must make changes, we’ll do our best to make sure all changes are in a positive way.

Non refundable but transferable to another person

2 Payment Installment Plan

Non-Refundable but are transferable to another person


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