Workshops & Local Events

Winter Workshops are here! 

To register for a workshop please email susan@madriverfibermill.com or call (802) 496-7746. 

A $25 deposit will hold your spot. Register for 2 or more workshops to receive a 20% discount.

 

We also offer private lessons for spinning, felting, and weaving on the floor loom and otherwise.

Please call or email us for more information and to register. 

 

 1. Drop Spindle Spinning

New to spinning? A drop spindle is a great way to start before moving onto a wheel. You will learn about wool, why it spins, drafting and fiber control. Fee includes use of drop spindle and materials.

Date: Monday February 19th.
Time: 10am-12pm
Fee: $30 including materials and use of drop spindle.  

 

2. Spinning Wheel Spinning

This is an open workshop for those with a basic knowledge of spinning. Must know how to draft and control fiber. We will discuss types of wheels and maintenance, drafting and spinning techniques, plying and yarn construction. Fee includes use of spinning wheels and materials. You are welcome to bring your own wheel.

Date: Monday February 19th.
Time: 1pm-4pm
Fee: $50
Class Limit: 8 students. 4 wheels are available for use.

 

3. Rigid Heddle Weaving

Weaving on a rigid heddle loom is easy to learn and offers a world of creativity. If you are new to weaving this is a great first step. Rigid heddle weaving is also a great stash buster for knitters and spinners. You will learn how to dress the loom and explore numerous techniques incorporating color and texture. Everyone goes home with their sample.

Date: Saturday February 17th.
Time: 10am-4pm
Fee: $125 includes materials and use of loom
Class limit: 4 students

 

Fiber Riot!

This is an informal, weekly gathering that will satisfy that fiber craving of yours. Join fellow fiber fanatics in sharing ideas and getting the creative juices flowing. Bring whatever project you are working on--knitting, crocheting, spinning, rug hooking, you name it! There will also be featured projects or programs periodically to keep you inspired. You don't want to miss this!

Date: Every Wednesday evening. Upcoming dates: Jan 24, 31. February 7, 14, 21, 28. March 7. 14, 21, 28. 

Time: 5pm-8pm

Fee: Free