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Events and Classes


August 2-4, 2024: Filberg Festival, Comox, BC
August 18, 2024 - Fibrations, Victoria, BC (more info to come)

November 13-15, 2024: West Coast Nest Fibre Arts retreat, Ucluelet, BC



Learn to Dye Intensive
Location: Campbell River, BC
Date: TBD

Beyond Merino: Adventures in Breed-Specific Wool
Location: Campbell River, BC
Date: TBD

From Fleece to Yarn: through the eyes of a wool broker
Location: Campbell River, BC
Date: TBD

From End to End: washing, processing, and spinning a fleece
Location: Campbell River, BC
Date: TBD


Catherine is an experienced educator (including teaching both classical singing and piano for over twenty years) and enjoys sharing her love of wool and fibre arts with others. She has taught workshops for the Cowichan Hand to Hand, Tzouhalem Weavers and Spinners Guild, and the West Coast Nest Fibre Arts Retreat, and has given presentations to guilds and fibre arts organizations via Zoom.

Some of the classes that Catherine has taught include:

Beyond Merino: Adventures in Breed Specific Wool
Journeys in Canadian Wool
Using Local and Rare Breed Wool
Wool Tasting: Explorations in Breed Specific Wool
Cast On and Bind Off Intenstive
Knitting Lace from Start to Finish
Shawl Shapes
Arched Gusset Mittens


Classes or presentations can be adapted to a variety of class sizes and venues, and it's always possible to design a class specifically for your group! To discuss possibilities and fee structures, please get in touch at smallbirdworkshop AT gmail DOT com.



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