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Mar
25
Sat
Beginner Dye Class @ Parris House Wool Works
Mar 25 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

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Join rug hooker and teacher Elizabeth Miller for this beginner class in wool dyeing!  We will introduce pot dyeing, microwave dyeing, and casserole dyeing.   You will leave with a full yard of your own beautiful hand dyes, a printed booklet for reference at home, and a great new hobby!  Class includes all materials.  Click on the “tickets” icon to sign up!

Apr
8
Sat
Beginner Cold Process Soap Making @ Parris House Wool Works
Apr 8 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

 

Join Beth’s other half, Bill Miller, for a fun morning of cold process soap making. We will be making an all natural cold process soap recipe using vegetable oils for the base and essential oils for the scents. These soaps are vegan friendly! Each student will leave with a 2 lb. soap wood soap mold with silicone liner filled with his/her own fresh cold process soap (it will need to cure 4-6 weeks at home), accessories needed for soap making, and a booklet for use at home. This class never fails to be fun and surprising (as in…it really IS easy to make your own soap!).

Apr
15
Sat
Beginner Hooking Class – Spring Goats @ Parris House Wool Works
Apr 15 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Would you like to learn the heritage art of North American rug hooking in an easy going, relaxed environment?

February through May is the time baby goats are born, and this hooking pattern was inspired by this special time of year. Join us for a two session spring hooking class where our project is the Goat Go Round chair pad/table mat.

Session One, March 18th, 9 AM – NOON: Introduction to hooking including some history of the craft, an overview of styles, how to choose hooking wools and other materials, tools, rules, tips, and tricks, and getting started on our goat projects.

Session Two: April 15th, 9 AM – NOON: Steaming, serging, and finishing our projects with the binding material of your choice. Offered finishing techniques will be twill tape binding, corded wool binding, and whipstitch binding.

All materials are provided and included in the price except the hooking frames, which will be on loan to you for the duration of the course. At the end of the course you may opt to purchase any of the frames (numerous models) we have available in the shop, or ask for guidance on purchasing a frame elsewhere.

Materials included in the price of the course are: hook, pattern hand drawn on high quality serged linen, all wool and materials needed to complete the pattern, printed class materials and resources bound in a folder, rug binding materials (twill tape, corded wool, or yarn) including needle and thread, six hours of instruction, unlimited access to the instructor for questions and assistance in between classes, refreshments during class, new friends and a new craft!

I hope you will join us to usher in spring with this fun class!

 

Apr
27
Thu
Permaculture Design Short Course Format @ Parris House Wool Works
Apr 27 @ 5:45 pm – 8:45 pm

 

April 27th, May 4th, and May 11th (Thursday Evenings – 5:45 to 8:45 PM) with Dave Homa of Post Carbon Designs & Permaculture Gardens!
Introduction to Permaculture Design, Short Course Format
This Introduction to Permaculture Short Course will build a strong foundation for understanding and applying Permaculture ethics and design principles. You will have a framework and a process for approaching a residential property from a Permaculture perspective. You will gain confidence about taking strides on your own property, if applicable, and will dispel that feeling of not knowing “where to start.” You will understand much more about Permaculture as a design approach and a lens for viewing the landscape.

The Intro to Permaculture Short Course Format allows for people to get a feel for the type of work during in the Permaculture Design Certificate Course (PDC).
Participants in this Intro to Permaculture Design Short Course will meet on three weekday evenings In April and May.
Topics:

Permaculture Background, Ethics and Design Principles

Design Process and Goals Articulation

Pattern Literacy Reading the Landscape and Data Gathering Real Life Examples / Strategies

Analysis Techniques and Options Strategies: Energy + Buildings

Data Synthesis + Site analysis

Creation of Draft Design

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Coffee/tea provided. Handouts and copies of all presentations will be provided. Contact David Homa postcarbonmaine@gmail.com

$60 per person. Click on the tickets link (https://www.meetup.com/LakesRegionandWesternFoothillsPermaculture/events/237663535/) to join us!

May
4
Thu
Permaculture Design Short Course Format @ Parris House Wool Works
May 4 @ 5:45 pm – 8:45 pm

 

April 27th, May 4th, and May 11th (Thursday Evenings – 5:45 to 8:45 PM) with Dave Homa of Post Carbon Designs & Permaculture Gardens!
Introduction to Permaculture Design, Short Course Format
This Introduction to Permaculture Short Course will build a strong foundation for understanding and applying Permaculture ethics and design principles. You will have a framework and a process for approaching a residential property from a Permaculture perspective. You will gain confidence about taking strides on your own property, if applicable, and will dispel that feeling of not knowing “where to start.” You will understand much more about Permaculture as a design approach and a lens for viewing the landscape.

The Intro to Permaculture Short Course Format allows for people to get a feel for the type of work during in the Permaculture Design Certificate Course (PDC).
Participants in this Intro to Permaculture Design Short Course will meet on three weekday evenings In April and May.
Topics:

Permaculture Background, Ethics and Design Principles

Design Process and Goals Articulation

Pattern Literacy Reading the Landscape and Data Gathering Real Life Examples / Strategies

Analysis Techniques and Options Strategies: Energy + Buildings

Data Synthesis + Site analysis

Creation of Draft Design

————————–——————

Coffee/tea provided. Handouts and copies of all presentations will be provided. Contact David Homa postcarbonmaine@gmail.com

$60 per person. Click on the tickets link (https://www.meetup.com/LakesRegionandWesternFoothillsPermaculture/events/237663535/) to join us!

May
11
Thu
Permaculture Design Short Course Format @ Parris House Wool Works
May 11 @ 5:45 pm – 8:45 pm

 

April 27th, May 4th, and May 11th (Thursday Evenings – 5:45 to 8:45 PM) with Dave Homa of Post Carbon Designs & Permaculture Gardens!
Introduction to Permaculture Design, Short Course Format
This Introduction to Permaculture Short Course will build a strong foundation for understanding and applying Permaculture ethics and design principles. You will have a framework and a process for approaching a residential property from a Permaculture perspective. You will gain confidence about taking strides on your own property, if applicable, and will dispel that feeling of not knowing “where to start.” You will understand much more about Permaculture as a design approach and a lens for viewing the landscape.

The Intro to Permaculture Short Course Format allows for people to get a feel for the type of work during in the Permaculture Design Certificate Course (PDC).
Participants in this Intro to Permaculture Design Short Course will meet on three weekday evenings In April and May.
Topics:

Permaculture Background, Ethics and Design Principles

Design Process and Goals Articulation

Pattern Literacy Reading the Landscape and Data Gathering Real Life Examples / Strategies

Analysis Techniques and Options Strategies: Energy + Buildings

Data Synthesis + Site analysis

Creation of Draft Design

————————–——————

Coffee/tea provided. Handouts and copies of all presentations will be provided. Contact David Homa postcarbonmaine@gmail.com

$60 per person. Click on the tickets link (https://www.meetup.com/LakesRegionandWesternFoothillsPermaculture/events/237663535/) to join us!