Colorway example from Ellen's Half Pint Farm

An example of the beautiful colorways available from Ellen’s Half Pint Farm fiber.

April 20-21, 2024

Dyeing Workshop and Trunk Show

Ellen's 1/2 Pint Farm

JOIN ELLEN MINARD (Ellen’s Half-Pint Farm in Norwich, Vermont) for another weekend of serious fun!  

Saturday, April 20 through Sunday, April 21, Ellen returns to Chelsea for a Friday night reception and two days of intensive, hands-on experience with yarn dyeing!  This is the master dyer that indies have turned to for decades when they decide to learn the craft.  Workshops are held at Chelsea’s large, airy Depot, a block away from Artisan Knitworks.   Workshop fees include a top-quality skein of fingering weight merino yarn.  Additional yarn will be available in several weights and fibers at reduced prices.  

Veterans of the workshops will attest to her spectacular teaching ability.  It’s not just for beginners:  Experienced hand-dyers augment their skills and benefit from a conversation with one of the nation’s best-known crafters.  NOTE:  While the Sunday workshops generally are designed as a continuation of the Saturday sessions, experienced dyers can attend the Sunday workshop only for 100.00 as space permits.  Call Artisan Knitworks after April 16 to check on availability.     

Examples of the workshop from last year:

Cost:  Saturday, $100.00; both days, $180.00.   Includes snacks, a skein of fingering yarn, and refreshments.   

The workshop is limited to 20 students.