The information below offers a brief glimpse of a few of the workshops slated for 2020/21. Kim offers a variety of lectures and workshops on the arts of spinning and dyeing. If your guild is interested in a topic not listed here, please send Kim a note via the contact page.
October 13th Mordanting Wool for Nature Dyeing – Langley Guild Zoom meeting. There is something to be said for working with the rhythm of nature. Taking plant materials as they come into season and gently coaxing rich, complex colours from flowers, seeds, roots, bark, wood chips and leaves. In this seminar I walk you through the steps I use to pre-mordant wool yarn with the mineral alum in preparation for the nature dyeing process. I also share my experiments and experiences with cold mordanting techniques. With an understanding of the mordanting process you will be equipped to confidently explore the colourful bounty nature has to offer.
November 24th, Whonnock Guild – Whonnock Guild is hosting a Program on Mulberry and Non-mulberry silks. This Program is open to Whonnock Guild members via a Zoom platform.
November 28th, Vancouver Guild – Vancouver Guild is hosting a program on Hand Wool Combing. The program is open to their Guild members via a Zoom platform.
December 5th : Sanjo Silk Spinning Series – Sanjo Silk will be hosting two 4-hour online workshops this December. Each workshop I will help you to explore two silks fibres sourced by Sanjo Silk. In one workshop you will learn helpful tricks and techniques for working with a luxurious NCS Yellow Bombyx and a sumptuous 50/50 silk/wool blend. In the second workshop, you will be introduced to the joys of spinning Muga and White Eri silks. These workshops are open for registration via Eventbrite:
MARCH – Sanjo Silk Spinning Series Please check back for details.
APRIL – Online Dyeing Workshop – Please check back for dates, details and fee structure.
MAY – Mastering the Backward Worsted Draft Twist and Plying Techniques : Ponderosa Guild, Kelowna, BC
MAY – Program for Victoria Guild, Victoria, BC Program will be held via Zoom platform.
JUNE – Mastering the Forward Worsted Draft Twist Technique : Coniagas Textile Studio, Maple Ridge, BC This is an on-line course offered over 4 weeks with a half day gathering at the conclusion of the workshop.
JUNE – Mastering the Backward Worsted Draft Twist and Plying Techniques : Coniagas Textile Studio, Maple Ridge, BC This is an on-line course offered over 3 weeks with a half day gathering at the beginning of the workshop.
SEPTEMBER 2021 – Mastering the Backward Worsted Draft Twist and Plying Techniques : Victoria Guild, Victoria, BC