After two roller coaster years, I have great hopes for 2022. Well, I have to admit, I am an optimist. I always have high hopes for the new year and the new month and even the new week.
I love new beginnings. I love dreaming about new projects and new writing and new podcasts. I know that many of you have that same love of beginnings. I know because it is so exciting to pick out yarn and a pattern and casting on that new project. I know that feeling of great expectations at the start of a project.
These winter months are usually pretty quiet around here. These are times that I can take a new class and learn some new skills. If you are like me and want to learn new dyeing skills, if you’ve always wanted to try dyeing. I have 2 great classes available to you online. You can learn to dye yarn specifically dyeing for self striping socks here. OR you can learn to dye roving for spinning or felting here. Each class is a 4 week, entirely self guided class. You can watch the videos at your leisure. There are 4 modules that you have up to 1 year to complete.
I have to confess, I’m a lifelong learner. I love to explore new ideas and new techniques. I am currently taking a 10 week intense natural dye class. I’ve taken a lot of in-person natural dyeing classes. I always learn something but I never incorporate that new learning into my dyeing practice. If you have been following me, you know that I am adding a naturally dyed Fibershed line of yarn to my store offerings. So I have got to work this into my practice.
Here’s the epiphany that I had this week. In this class I am taking, I am totally responsible for EVERY part of it. If I make mistakes, they are mine to fix. If I have a question, of course I can ask the instructors or my fellow students. But ultimately I am doing all the work. It isn’t divvied up between all the members of the class. So this time I am really learning it. I’m learning it all.
So in this past year, I have developed 2 dyeing e-classes for people who want to learn to dye. These classes are each 4 weeks. Dyeability 1 is about dyeing yarn with an emphasis on self striping socks and Dyeability 2 is about dyeing roving for spinning or felting. Each class is on sale for $49 (regular price is $99). You can find more information here about both courses.
Where to find us
The studio is currently CLOSED to visitors….under construction. We will reopen soon!
We are located in Frederick MD. You can shop in person with a mask and lots of social distance! Or buy online and stop by to pick up…I’ll run your purchases out to you in your car.
If you are coming here, please enter Flying Goat Farm into WAZE. That app will reliably get you to our farm. Google Maps DOES NOT work!
We are open by appointment this week: Wednesday 12/30 and Sunday 1/2