Instructor and author Kate Larson hosts regular fiber arts classes at the Trading Post. These informal sessions typically have a topic for discussion, but all are free to work on their own spinning and knitting projects as well. Unless otherwise noted, the cost for each 2-hour session is $15.

For more information on classes, visit Kate’s website or contact her directly at

Special Events

June 2   1-3pm – Indigo Vat and Saxon Blue: A Blue for Every Purpose with Sabine Schröder-Gravendyck. We will use both preparations of Indigo to dye wool and cotton. Bring some wool or use the provided one to dye fully or partly. Small pieces of cotton (max US letter size) will be used for the Japanese method of tie-dye: shibori. $15

June 23  10-noon – Handspun Sock Study: Wool Types for Knitted Socks with Nelly DeVault. $15
1-3pm – Topic TBD with Sabine Schröder-Gravendyck. $15

June 30 1-3pm – Dyeing in the Kitchen: Color from Food Scraps with Sabine Schröder-Gravendyck. Waste not! Stockpile your avocado pits and skins and collect onion skins—they are color producers! Dyepots will be simmering for you to try. $15

July 6 & 7 Workshops with Abby Franquemont. Space is still available! More information here.