Learn to spin, using one of our spinning wheels and local wool.
You will learn how to spin, as well as basic wheel mechanics
and an introduction to turning fiber into your own handspun
yarn. For returning spinners, this class will allow you to review
what you already know and get you up to speed, so that you
can relax and enjoy the rest of the weekend courses.
Beginning Spinners are encouraged to also take
Continuing Spinning, to get additional hours of guided
Most classes are limited to 10-15 students so enroll early to guarantee your space.
The tuition is listed in each class or workshop description and must be paid in full at time of registration in order to guarantee your space.
If a workshop is cancelled by Warner Mountain Weavers/Lani’s Lana your tuition will be refunded in full. Classes and workshops have minimum enrollment requirements. If these are not met, we reserve the right to cancel with 48 hrs notice.
If for any reason you need to cancel tuition for a class or workshop there will be $20 administrative fee deducted from any refunds given up until 30 days before the class or workshop. After that there will be no refunds unless we can fill the class from a waiting list. No refunds on the day of the event.
Celebrating 20 years of Woolgatherings in 2020
September 10th-13th. Save the Date
Beginning Rug Hooking; Play Hooky in Cedarville
Jitterbug Rugs - Hooked Rugs with a Twist – We use Yarns!
For those new spinners, this is a chance to get more time on your wheel. For intermediate and advanced spinners, you will have a chance to perfect your drafting (woolen and worsted) and plying. Emphasis will be placed on creating even, balanced yarn.
SPIN ~ WEAVE ~ KNIT ~ DYE ~ FELT
High Street Home owned by Lani Estill will be available by the room for Woolgathering participants only. There are 3 bedrooms and shared living room/kitchen/bathroom. $50/room/night contact the shop at 530-279-2164 or Lani at 775-722-8173.
Pictures are available on AirBnB search for the High Street Home in Cedarville.
Surprise Valley Hot Springs
Sunrise Motel and RV Park and Victorian
Bush House 530 279-2161
The Cottage at Winje’s Farm Bed and Breakfast
Lake City, CA 530 279-2371
Toll Free: 877-818-8632 www.winjesfarm.com
Modoc District Fairgrounds Camping spots available. 530-279-2315 / www.modocfair.com
High Desert Lodging https://highdesertlodging.com
1-888-279-2209. Call for Woolgathering group rates
Kay Antunez de Mayolo
Kay studied botany at CAL POLY. She became fascinated with textiles and natural dyes while working as a science teacher in
Central and South America in the 1970s. Her interest in ethno-botany led her to complete a MS thesis on the sources of textile
dyes used in Peru. Supported by funding from the Smithsonian, she traveled extensively in Peru to collect botanical specimens
that were later
used by experts at UCLA, the Getty Museum, and the Los Angeles Museum of Natural History to verify the sources of dyes
extracted from ancient Peruvian textiles.
Recently retired from the California Department of Forestry where she was the environmental education coordinator, she is now living in Eagleville, CA – tending her large garden that includes several sources of natural dyes.
Bonnie raised sheep, natural dyed, spun and wove rugs from her own wool in the 70's. She studied weaving at the Oregon School of Arts and Crafts.
Bonnie was a founding member of Black Mountain Weavers Cooperative (1984) in Point Reyes Station, CA . This enabled her to sell knit and woven clothing and hand dyed yarn. During that same 16 year period, she worked at Dharma Trading Company in San Rafael, CA selling yarn, dyes, weaving and spinning equipment.
Bonnie opened Warner Mountain Weavers in 2000 which combined all her retail skills and creative skills with her love of fiber and color.
Lani Estill is the founder of Lani’s Lana ~ Fine Rambouillet Wool. A commercial wool business and small yarn line that produces yarn and roving for use by brands, fiber artists, commercial artisans and anyone who loves to create with wool!! All of the wool for the brand comes from Rambouillet Sheep raised on the Bare Ranch located in Surprise Valley. Some of the brands using Lani’s Lana Wool are The North Face, Brooklyn Tweed, Sincere Sheep, and A Verb for Keeping Warm.
Lani Natural Dyes her dyed yarn for her brand and enjoys teaching others the craft of Natural Dyeing.
Melissa has been teaching knitting, spinning and rigid heddle weaving at Warner Mountain Weavers for 15 years and is the resident knitting troubleshooter. She judged the Fiber Arts Competition and the Sheep to Shawl at Black Sheep Gathering in 2010. Melissa also taught knitting and judged the Sheep to Shawl competition at Lambtown, in Dixon, California. She has been a 4-H leader in Fiber Arts for the last 10 years and is passing on these techniques to a new generations.
Beverly Ellen Hills
As a child in the early 50's, Beverly hooked rugs with her Hungarian great-grandmother Sophia Meissner in Mt. Angel, Oregon. Grandma Sophia's cozy Victorian home was a virtual textile factory – with quilting, braiding, hooking and weaving projects scattered about the house. Beverly, her sisters, and her cousins were the worker bees, and their pay came in the form of fresh baked cookies.
Over a 10 year period starting in the mid-80's Beverly owned a kitchen table business called Great Basin Capotes. Sewing coats made from Pendleton Wool Blankets, Beverly's handmade coats were sold to many customers on both coasts, and in Scotland, in Nome, Alaska, to a Maori Chief, and to Native American artist Rick Bartow. Retailers selling her coats included Made in Oregon, Greetings from Oregon and others. Through a wholesale market sponsored by the Oregon Arts Council, Beverly sold as many of her coats as a one-woman operation could handle.
Since 2003, Beverly's Jitterbug Rugs, also a kitchen table business, has kept her occupied making hand-hooked rugs and tapestries. Beverly's award winning textiles have been featured at the Oregon State Fair, the Klamath Art Gallery and at Warner Mountain Weavers. Beverly is currently experimenting with local Navajo Churro yarns, a good sturdy fiber for rugs.