Wednesday, December 29, 2021

UPCOMING CLASSES AT ARTISAN'S COVE







Natural Dyeing in Your Kitchen 

Saturday, February 5, 2022


Learn how to dye fabric with kitchen-safe natural dyes. 


Students will dye their own set of kitchen towels with avocado, onion skins, turmeric, tea, coffee, & more!


Ages 13+


Limited space available, pre-registration required. 


$50/student (all supplies included)


Register here: https://py.pl/1lEqLF








Learn to Spin Yarn on a Drop Spindle

Saturday, February 19, 2022


Learn to spin your own wool yarn using a traditional drop spindle.


No experience required. Ages 13+


Limited space available, pre-registration required. 


$40/student (includes all supplies)


Register here: https://py.pl/YgQtP


Tuesday, December 7, 2021

2021 Weaving/Knitting Projects as of December 6th

 


My 2021 Weaving/Knitting Projects (as of December 7th). 

I'm still taking custom orders, so please feel free to contact me via email or message me through any of my social media pages or Etsy shop. 

emilywallacehandwoven@gmail.com

EWHD Holiday Pop-Up Shop at Artisan's Cove in Owens Cross Roads, AL

 


Find me at Artisan's Cove this Saturday for a Handwoven Holiday Pop-Up Shop! 

I'll be offering my handwoven, hand knitted, and hand dyed items for purchase as well as giving weaving and spinning demos. 

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Worldwide Spin in Public Day is this Saturday, September 18th!


 


Find me at Hook A Frog Fiber & Fun (Madison, AL) this Saturday, Sept. 18th for Worldwide Spin in Public Day





Raw fleeces, washed wool, carded batts + combed roving will be available for purchase!

Bring your spinning wheel or drop spindle and spin under one of the tents on site! 






Friday, August 20, 2021

Off the Loom: Solar-Dyed Osage Yarn Scarf

Solar Dyed Osage Scarf is off the loom using yarn from indie dyer/hand spinner Flamingmeatloaf Fibers: Fingering weight yarn (Colorado fiber/locally milled), solar dyed with Osage. Check her out at www.Flamingmeatloaffibers.com

From Flamingmeatloaf Fibers:

“Dyed during the hottest days of the summer using the heat from the sun and Osage to create a bright color with added depth by overdyeing grey.๐Ÿ‘ Merino/CVM with a touch of Wensleydale added for strength and luster. Yarn is from a small family farm in Colorado and milled locally in SLC”.






Monday, August 16, 2021

Our Studio has Moved!


Please note that we've moved from our Decatur, AL studio. Future classes/events will be held at various locations. 


EWHD Weaving Studio

256.758.2192

emilywallacehandwoven@gmail.com



Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Worldwide Spin in Public Day 2021

 


Find us at Hook A Frog Fiber & Fun in Madison, Alabama
on Saturday, September 18th for 
Worldwide Spin in Public Day 2021

We will be offering local fiber + raw fleeces for purchase at this event!

Location: 
Hook A Frog Fiber & Fun
105D Church Street 
Madison, AL 35758

Saturday, August 7, 2021

Now Available: Locally-sourced Gulf Coast Native Fiber (raw fleece, washed wool, carded wool, hand spun yarns)

Locally-sourced Gulf Coast Native (conservation breed) fiber available as raw fleece, washed wool, carded wool, & hand spun yarns. 

Email emilywallacehandwoven@gmail.com for details. 




Monday, July 19, 2021

Tour de Fleece 2021: Days 1-23

The 2021 Tour de Fleece ended yesterday (July 18), and after 23 straight days of spinning yarn, I'm ready for a (small) break. My goal for this year's Tour was to sample some of my raw fleeces and work on raw fleece from the 'Shave 'em to Save 'em' project too. 


Breeds Spun: Shetland, Icelandic, Jacob/Columbia, California Red/Romeldale, CVM (California Variegated Mutant), CVM/Merino, Shropshire, Dorset Horn, Gulf Coast Native, BFL (Bluefaced Leicester), Navajo Churro, Florida Cracker, & Hog Island.


๐Ÿ‘Tour de Fleece, Days 1-23 : All from raw fleece (scoured/combed or carded) 13 sheep breeds. Yarn yield = 3,813 yards of singles; 850 grams (28.61 ounces) of wool. ๐Ÿงถ 




Monday, July 12, 2021

Tour de Fleece 2021: Days 1-16

 

Tour de Fleece, Days 1-16

All from raw fleece (scoured/combed or carded)

11 sheep breeds: Icelandic, Shetland, Navajo Churro, Gulf Coast Native, Dorset Horn, Shropshire, California Red/Romeldale, California Variegated Mutant (CVM), CVM/Merino, Hog Island, American Tunis
Yarn yield = 3,133.4 yards of singles
676 grams (23.85 ounces) of wool.















Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Tour de Fleece 2021: Days 1-11 (June 26- July 6)

 Results for this year's Tour de Fleece, Days 1-11: 

Day 1: Icelandic ram wool ("Akoya") from Ballyhoo Farms, Kentucky: washed/carded from raw fleece.

135.4 yards (58g) 2-ply, DK weight (Yardage total: 271 yards)




Day 2: Icelandic ram wool ("Akoya") and Icelandic lamb wool from Ballyhoo Farms, Kentucky: washed/carded from raw fleece.

137 yards (61g) 2-ply, DK weight (Yardage total: 274 yards)




Day 3: Gulf Coast Native ram wool ("Freddie") from Yellow Bell Farmstead, Alabama: washed/carded from raw fleece.

158 yards (58g) 2-ply, Sport weight (Yardage total: 316 yards)



Day 4: Shetland ewe wool ("Eowyn") from Ballyhoo Farms, Kentucky: washed/carded from raw fleece.

94 yards (38g) 2-ply, DK weight (Yardage total: 188 yards)




Day 5: Shetland ram wool ("Macchiato") from Ballyhoo Farms, Kentucky: washed/carded from raw fleece.

98 yards (53g) 2-ply, Worsted weight (Yardage total: 196 yards)



Day 6: Navajo Churro wool from Cedar Mesa Weavings, Colorado: washed/carded from raw fleece.

97 yards (48g) 2-ply, DK weight (Yardage total: 194 yards)



Day 7: American Tunis wool from Solace Farmstead, Tennessee: washed/carded from raw fleece.

97 yards (38g) 2-ply, DK weight (Yardage total: 194 yards)



Day 8: Dorset Horn wool from Fiber Curio, Iowa: washed/carded from raw fleece.

179 yards (76g) 2-ply, DK weight (Yardage total: 358 yards)



Day 9: Hog Island wool from Silver Bullet Farm LLC, Florida: washed/carded from raw fleece.

99 yards (57g) 2-ply, Worsted/Aran weight (Yardage total: 198 yards)



Day 10: Shropshire wool from Fiber Curio, Iowa: washed/carded from raw fleece.

23 yards (18g) 3-ply, Bulky weight (Yardage total: 46 yards)


Day 11: American Tunis wool from Solace Farmstead, Tennessee: washed/carded from raw fleece.

52 yards (21g) 2-ply, Sport weight (Yardage total: 104 yards)





















Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Intro to Shibori Dyeing: Saturday, July 24 (Alchemy Farms, Hampton Cove, AL)

  





Beginner Shibori Dyeing Class 

Saturday, July 24th (11:00am-1:00 pm)

Location: Alchemy Farms (Artisan's Cove)
220 Old Hwy 431
Owens Cross Roads, AL 35763

Students will learn a variety of Japanese Shibori Dyeing techniques while dyeing 100% cotton kitchen towels.

$55/student (all supplies included)

Space is limited, registration required. 

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

For those who missed the first workshop series: Raw Fleece to Finished Object Workshop Series (August 7- September 25)






Raw Fleece to Finished Object Workshop Series


Learn to process raw sheep fleece and make a finished object from it in this four part workshop series.


Class 1: Washing a raw fleece

Class 2: Prepping washed fleece for spinning

Class 3: Spinning fiber using drop spindle

Class 4: Choosing finished object for spun yarn (yarn calculations, pattern options, etc.) + dyeing yarn


Dates: Aug 7, Aug 21, Sept 11, Sept 25


Where: Alchemy Farms + Plants // 220 Old Hwy 431 Owens Cross Roads, AL 35763


$150/student for all 4 classes

$50/student for individual classes


REGISTER FOR ALL 4 CLASSES HERE


Spaces are limited; Registration required via ticket link. 


For individual classes, please email emilywallacehandwoven@gmail.com for payment link.

Thursday, June 3, 2021

Off the loom: Baby Blanket in Faux Plaid Neutrals

 Custom Baby blanket woven on the 32" Kromski loom using a variegated yarn to form a faux plaid in neutral colors. (Measures approx. 28" x 32")






Beginner Shibori Dyeing Class: Thursday, June 24th (6:00-8:00 pm)

 



Beginner Shibori Dyeing Class 

Thursday, June 24th (6:00-8:00 pm)

Students will learn a variety of Japanese Shibori Dyeing techniques while dyeing 100% cotton kitchen towels.

$40/student (all supplies included)

Space is limited to 4 students.

Monday, May 31, 2021

Beginner Knitting Class // Tuesday, June 15th

 


Beginner Knitting Class

Tuesday, June 15th 

6:30-8:30 pm

$30/student (all supplies included)

Learn the basics of knitting in this 2-hour class.


Space is limited; Registration required.

Register HERE



Location: EWHD Weaving Studio 

719 Bank Street NE, Unit 14

Decatur, AL 35601

256.758.2192

Friday, May 7, 2021

Off the Loom: Gulf Coast Native Scarf (handspun yarn from raw fleece project)

First handwoven scarf from Gulf Coast Native raw fleece handspun yarn project.

This project took approx. 180 yards (67 grams) of handspun GCN yarn. It is very soft and has a lovely rustic texture.