Apr
29
Oct 7

Bayview Farmer's Market

  • Bayview Farmer's Market

I'll be vending at the Bayview Farmer's Market here on Whidbey Island on the following dates. The market runs from 10am-2pm. Stop by to pick up some fresh yarn and catch the local vibe from other artisans and farmers in my area. 

July 1, 8, 15
Aug 5, 12
Sep 2, 9
Oct 7

 

Have You Any Wool?
Jul
15
Aug 12

Have You Any Wool?

  • Bayview Farmer's Market

This is a 90 minute workshop for anyone who has raw fiber and wants to know what to do with it.

  • No Pre-requisite. Come as you are.
  • Bring up to four of your own fleeces or none at all. 
  • Reservations required, see below. 
  • $50 per person

Class Description

It all begins with judging the quality of the wool and preparing it to be washed. This class will teach you how to look at wool and recognize quality or avoid problems in a fleece. You'll have the opportunity to class and skirt up to four of your own fleeces and learn how to store them properly until scouring. These are sensory lessons best learned with hands-on experience. Together we'll practice the skills needed to read and skirt raw fiber on your own like a pro.

Space is limited. To reserve your spot, email Lydia@AbundantEarthFiber.com with your name, phone number and the date/time you'd like to attend. I will call or email you back to confirm your space in the class.

  • Saturday, July 15th  10:00AM-11:30AM
  • Saturday, July 15th 12:00PM- 1:30PM
  • Saturday, August 12th 10:00AM-11:30AM
  • Saturday, August 12th 12:00PM - 1:30PM

 

 

Wool Laundry Workshop
Jul
16
Aug 13

Wool Laundry Workshop

  • Abundant Earth Fiber

This workshop is for anyone ready to scour their raw fleece.

  • Pre-Requisite: Fleeces used in this workshop must be classed and skirted ahead of time. If you're not sure how to do this, sign up for Have You Any Wool , and we'll do it together. 
  • Reservations Required. See Below. 

Class Description

Scour up to two separate pre-skirted fleeces in our washroom and learn what to expect from your fiber in the process. As your fiber soaks, we'll discuss the range of lanolin content, cleanliness and yield across a variety of breeds. The hands-on experience of this class will give you confidence to wash wool effectively at home. You will also leave with blending options and design possibilities well suited for the unique attributes in your wool.  
2 hours, $85

Space is limited. To reserve your spot, email Lydia@AbundantEarthFiber.com with your name, phone number and the date/time you'd like to attend. I will call or email you back to confirm your space in the class.

  • Sunday, July 16th 10:00AM-12:00PM
  • Sunday, July 16th 1:00PM - 3:00PM
  • Sunday, August 13th 10:00AM - 12:00PM
  • Sunday, August 13th 1:00PM - 3:00PM 
Jul
29
1:00 pm13:00

Needle Felting Workshop

  • Casey's Crafts

Join me on Saturday, 7/29 at Casey's Crafts for a light needle felting workshop. I'll provide all the tools, materials and instruction needed to make an adorable item of your choice from Kari Chapin and Kerri Wessel's book Feltlicious. You'll even have the option to turn your item into a keychain, earrings or bracelet before you leave. All ages welcome. $15 


Jun
1
10:00 am10:00

Whidbey Weaver's Guild Presentation

  • Pacific Northwest Arts School

I'll be sharing my stories of life, wool, and spinning yarn on Whidbey Island with the Whidbey Weaver's Guild on the morning of Thursday, June 1st. The meeting starts at 10am, and I'll have lots of local wool available to purchase afterwards. Won't you join us? 

Apr
5
7:00 pm19:00

Seattle Knitter's Guild Presentation

  • Wedgwood Presbyterian Church

Join me for an evening with the Seattle Knitter's Guild on Wednesday, April 5th from 7 - 8:30pm. I'll be sharing my stories of life, wool, and spinning yarn in the Pacific Northwest. All are welcome. Membership to the Seattle Knitter's Guild is only $25 per year and meetings are always the first Wednesday of the month. More information about joining the Guild here

Mar
18
9:00 am09:00

NwRSA Camp Burton Retreat

  • Camp Burton

The Northwest Regional Spinner's Association is hosting a free Marketplace, open to public on March 17th-18th. I'll be there on SATURDAY ONLY, March 18th from 9am-5pm with lots of local wool carded and spun in small batches for this event. Why not take a day trip to this lovely facility on Vashon Island, and I'll meet you there! 
 

Feb
16
Feb 19

Madrona Fiber Arts Winter Retreat

  • Hotel Murano

Don't miss me at Madrona Fiber Arts! Admittance to the Marketplace is free and open to the public during the following hours. See you there. 

Thursday, 2/16/17 8:30am - 6:00pm

Friday, 2/17/17 8:30am - 6:00pm

Saturday, 2/18/17 8:30am - 6:00pm

Sunday, 2/19/17 8:30am - 2:00pm

Jan
7
10:00 am10:00

NwRSA St. Distaff's Day Spin-In

  • Evergreen State Fairgrounds

I'll be spinning and selling local wool this Saturday from 10-5 with the Northwest Regional Spinners Association! You'll find me in the Commercial Building at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds. You know, the reason wool smells so good is so you know it's real. Stop by my booth for some local wool and free sniffs all day. 

Dec
10
10:00 am10:00

Weaving Demonstration

  • Side Market

The four talented textile artists behind Side Market have invited me to join their delightful shop on Saturday, December 10th from 10am to 5pm. I'll have a floor loom with me warped and ready for all who might be interested in trying their hand at weaving. No experience necessary, all ages welcome. Just come and throw the shuttle a few times. Of course I will have my own yarn and woven goods to share as well. Please stop by and say hello! 

Jan
9
10:00 am10:00

St. Distaff's Day

  • Cavelero Mid-High School

Join us at the 32nd annual St. Distaff's Day Spin-In hosted by the Northwest Regional Spinner's Association. Vendors, raffles, door prizes, and of course spinning, spinning, and more spinning.  

Dec
18
10:00 am10:00

AM & PM Open Spin Circle

  • Make Whidbey

Open spin circle at Make Whidbey every Friday in December.  Lydia will host a morning circle from 10am-Noon, and an evening circle from 7pm-9pm. Bring your own wheel and roving or pick up something fresh from the mill when you get here. No entrance fee or experience required. All are welcome. 

Open House at the Mill - Meet Pam Connolly, Traditional Knit Designer and Teacher
Dec
12
9:00 am09:00

Open House at the Mill - Meet Pam Connolly, Traditional Knit Designer and Teacher

  • Abundant Earth Fiber

Join us this Saturday between 9am-3pm to meet Pam Connolly and her stunning patterns and kits. You can also bring your family and friends to tour the mill and see how yarn is made right here on Whidbey Island. Curiosity is especially welcome. 

Our Winter sale also begins on Saturday! Don't miss this opportunity to pick up some local yarns and roving for all your winter projects. Our next Open House will roll around after the daffodils return! 

Dec
11
7:00 pm19:00

PM Spin & Knit

For those of you who can't make it to the morning Spin circle, you can stop by the Mill between 7pm - 9pm this Friday to spin and/or knit or otherwise get your fiber fix.  See you there! 

 

Dec
11
10:00 am10:00

AM Open Spin Circle

  • Make Whidbey

Open spin circle at Make Whidbey every Friday in December.  Lydia will host a morning circle from 10am-Noon, and an evening circle at the Mill from 7pm-9pm. Bring your own wheel and roving or pick up something fresh from the mill when you get here. No entrance fee or experience required. All are welcome. 

Dec
4
10:00 am10:00

AM & PM Open Spin Circle

  • Make Whidbey

Open spin circle at Make Whidbey every Friday in December.  Lydia will host a morning circle from 10am-Noon, and an evening circle from 7pm-9pm. Bring your own wheel and roving or pick up something fresh from the mill when you get here. No entrance fee or experience required. All are welcome. 

 

Nov
28
9:00 am09:00

Abundant Earth Fiber Mill Open House

  • Abundant Earth Fiber

We will be opening our doors on Saturday, November 28th from 9am - 3pm for a special event celebrating the love of local, natural fiber.  Take a tour of the mill, browse our shop, and stick around to spin or knit with us. Bring family and friends if you like. Curiosity is especially welcome. 

Nov
10
7:00 pm19:00

The Farm to Yarn Story at the Snohomish Knitters Guild

  • Waltz Building

The Farm to Yarn Story 
presented by Lydia Christiansen, Owner of Abundant Earth Fiber

Come listen to the story of fiber farming, processing, and marketing in the Pacific Northwest. Learn what’s happening in the industry today and why this is so much more than just yarn.

Tuesday, Nov 10
Doors open at 6:00 p.m. for impromptu knit group
Guild announcements and Show-and-Tell at 7:00 p.m., followed by the program

$10 guest speaker fee for non-members; $5 for members of sister guilds. 

Sep
12
10:00 am10:00

Fall Roving Sale & Open House

  • Abundant Earth Fiber Mill

Stock up on local roving for the fall, and take a tour of the mill. You can make a day of it, and visit ten other farms and agricultural based businesses on Whidbey Island as part of the Whidbey Island Farm Tour.