Homespun School

Homespun Craft School is a skills based classroom and studio. Our goal is to create and maintain a community of makers, who foster creativity and share skills, traditions, and lore. We hope to be ever evolving while being committed to our connection with the past. 

Kimchi and Kraut! The Basics of Fermented Foods $55
Feb
28
6:00 pm18:00

Kimchi and Kraut! The Basics of Fermented Foods $55

  • The Carver Room at Old Salt Marketplace

In this workshop extension certified fermentation teacher Caroline Pope will cover the basics of fermentation

Students will learn why we ferment foods, including the health benefits and detoxifying properties associated with fermentation. If you want to become more skilled in the kitchen and upgrade the nutritional profile of the foods you eat, then lactic-acid fermentation is an essential technique. For thousands of years, people from around the world have understood the importance of fermentation and used it as a means to preserve and best utilize the ingredients they had on hand. 

Students will work together to create three recipes: starting a basic cabbage kraut, a ginger beet kraut, and spicy kimchi. All materials will be provided, and students will leave with a quart jar of each of the fermentations, an informational booklet, and the confidence to try fermentation at home!

Class size is limited for personal instruction

Wine and snacks will be provided

Beginning Weaving Workshop $165
Mar
9
6:00 pm18:00

Beginning Weaving Workshop $165

  • The Carver Room at Old Salt Marketplace

In this 3 hour workshop you'll learn the basics of weaving on a simple wooden frame loom from Portland fiber artist Natalie Novak.

In class we'll create stripes, shapes, texture and fringe using a variety of yarns and natural fibers.  We'll also cover terms and techniques to help unravel the mysteries of weaving and learn how to finish and hang your first woven piece.  You'll go home with your own loom, enough yarn to complete your first weaving and an illustrated instruction booklet in case you forget!

Space is limited to allow for individual instruction.  Wine and snacks will be provided.

Intermediate Weaving Workshop $145
Mar
16
6:00 pm18:00

Intermediate Weaving Workshop $145

  • The Carver Room at Old Salt Marketplace

In this 3 hour workshop we'll go beyond the basics to further your weaving prowess!

In class we'll tackle different methods of color blending, using a cartoon, making complex shapes (hello circles), some advanced weaving, warping and finishing techniques as well as troubleshooting your weaving woes.

Students should be comfortable warping their loom and understand basic weaving techniques.  Prerequisite of my beginners class or the equivalent.  If you are unsure please don't hesitate to contact me and ask!

Included in the class fee is an illustrated instruction book, yarn, warp string and some new tools to expand your set.  Students should bring their own loom and any favorite weaving tools.

Space is limited to provide a focused learning atmosphere and individual instruction.  Wine and snacks will be provided.

Natural Bar Soaps $60
Mar
30
6:00 pm18:00

Natural Bar Soaps $60

  • The Carver Room at Old Salt Marketplace

In this hands-on workshop, we will cover the basic theory and practice of natural soap making from scratch. The first step is to learn how to safely use and handle caustic lye. We will also discuss natural pigments, blending essential oils, oil properties, lye calculators and recipe building, curing, trace, basic techniques and troubleshooting for successful soap making at home. We will demonstrate making a 4 lb loaf of swirled soap, while with a partner from the class you will make your own small batch of soap to take home.  You will leave with a list of basic recipes and a purchase list of everything you need to get started. All materials will be provided including a small selection of Essential Oils, however if you prefer to bring your own Essential Oils, please do.  

NOTE: Please wear long sleeves, pants and closed toe shoes to class since we will be working with lye.


Intro to Embroidery Workshop $65
Feb
23
6:00 pm18:00

Intro to Embroidery Workshop $65

  • The Carver Room at Old Salt Marketplace

This workshop will cover the basics of embroidery. Local embroidery artist Chelsea Bock will share her preferred materials, inspirations and personal techniques. She will teach the running stitch, back stitch,  split stitch, stem stitch, satin stitch, and the French knot. We will also cover design, transferring a design to fabric, and finishing a piece for display.

Students will receive and work with a 4-inch wooden hoop, an embroidery needle, fabric and enough embroidery floss to complete their first piece.  

Class size is limited to allow for individual instruction.

Wine and snacks will be provided.

Beginning Weaving Workshop $165
Feb
16
6:00 pm18:00

Beginning Weaving Workshop $165

  • The Carver Room at Old Salt Marketplace

In this 3 hour workshop you'll learn the basics of weaving on a simple wooden frame loom from Portland fiber artist Natalie Novak.

In class we'll create stripes, shapes, texture and fringe using a variety of yarns and natural fibers.  We'll also cover terms and techniques to help unravel the mysteries of weaving and learn how to finish and hang your first woven piece.  You'll go home with your own loom, enough yarn to complete your first weaving and an illustrated instruction booklet in case you forget!

Space is limited to allow for individual instruction.  

Digestive Bitters Workshop $55
Jan
26
6:00 pm18:00

Digestive Bitters Workshop $55

  • The Carver Room at Old Salt Marketplace

This two hour workshop will focus on making digestive bitters and how bitters can be beneficial to gut health and whole body function. Herbalist Bailey River of Forest & Field Apothecary will go into depth on the functions of the digestive system and the powerful effect of digestive bitters on the body as a whole. All materials will be provided. Students will leave class with a jar of infusing bitters, and all the direction needed to create a finished product when the infusion is complete. For more of Bailey's work visit www.forestandfieldcreative.com

 

Class size is limited for personal instruction.

 

Wine and snacks will be provided.

Intro to Indigo Dyeing Workshop $80
Dec
13
6:00 pm18:00

Intro to Indigo Dyeing Workshop $80

  • The Carver Room at Old Salt Marketplace

In this workshop we will focus on the basics of hand dyeing with indigo. Portland fiber artist Taylor Nehrling will teach shibori techniques, including folded, sewn, tied, and clamped resists. The class fee covers all materials needed. Each student will leave with a set of 4 cotton napkins and 2 tea towels. Students are encouraged to bring natural fiber clothing/fabric to experiment with as well. Wine and snacks will be provided.

Nov
10
6:00 pm18:00

Intro to Indigo Workshop $80

  • Old Salt Marketplace

This workshop will focus on the basics of hand dying with indigo. We will learn many techniques including folded, clamped, and tied resists. Each student will leave with a set of 4 cotton napkins and a flour sack kitchen towel. Students are welcome to bring a few small items to dye as well.