Friday, July 15, 2011

Summer Fiber Arts, Art and Aromatherapy Workshops!

Please see our Summer Session II schedule for workshops in Davis, CA.  Fiber arts, art and aromatherapy!  We are also currently running a beginning crochet eCourse through Little Acorn Learning.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Handwork Felting eCourse!

Handwork ECourse from Little Acorn Learning
Felting - 5 Weeks - Only $80!  Starts May 9, 2011.
Instructor: Jennifer Tan, MA

Week 1: What is felting? (wet, needle, felting sweaters, felting crochet/knit/woven items) Types of fibers and supplies. Carding fibers.

Week 2: Wetfelting - scarf
Week 3: Wetfelting - sculptural (balls, eggs)
Week 4: Needlefelting - landscapes
Week 5: Needlefelting - sculptural (fairies, animals)

This ECourse is 'Work-As-You-Go' Each Week with New Tutorials and Inspiration Posted Weekly for a Duration of Five Weeks. You Check in When You Have Time. No Pressure, No Requirements - Just Suggestions. To register and see the list of recommended reading, click here!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Tunisian Crochet Workshop at Craftology!

Tunisian Crochet workshop at Craftology in Fair Oaks, CA, Saturday, February 26, 2011 from 1:00-3:00pm.  Jennifer will teach the basics of Tunisian crochet and get everyone started on a project. 

Bring a single-color, worsted weight, light-medium color yarn.  Hooks will be provided on loan or to purchase.  Tunisian is a wonderful art form for those who knit, crochet, or are brand new to fiber arts! 

Contact Craftology to sign up.  Space is limited.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Happy 2011! New Workshops

We have some exciting fiber arts and visual art workshops coming up at our studio in Davis.  Go to: to register!

February 6
Felting 10-12
Spinning 1-3

March 6
Beginning Crochet 10-12
Tunisian Crochet 1-3

April 3
Beginning Knitting 10-12
Wet-on-Wet Watercoloring 1-3

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

New Yarns and Workshops!

We have gorgeous new alpaca yarns in the Etsy shop.  The alpaca comes straight from the farm where they raise the animals, prep the fiber and dye it.  We spin it up into lovely, soft yarn!

We are leading 2-hr. workshops in Davis, CA, just in time to make holiday gifts!  All levels are welcome. 
November 20
10-12 Aromatherapy
1-3 Spinning

December 4
10-12 Knitting
1-3 Crochet

To Register and for more information:

Friday, October 29, 2010

Handwork Workshop
November 6, 2010
9:00am - 3:00pm
Davis, California

Open to adults who want to learn more about fiber arts and how to teach handwork to their own children in a homelearning and/or Waldorf-inspired environment. Limited space available. (Teens also welcome -- please email us in advance). Come join Jennifer & Joey Tan at Syrendell for a day of fiber arts fun!
Price includes all materials (including yarn and spinning fiber used during the workshop), a handout, snacks and an organic, vegetarian lunch. Spindles, knitting needles, crochet hooks, extra roving, fiber arts supplies, books, silks and other items available for purchase at a discount during the workshop. $80
More information and to register:

Thursday, August 5, 2010

GYI Shop Update

All of our sales items at GYI are now available to purchase in person at Fig Tree Alley in Sacramento, CA or during workshops and private lessons!  Upcoming workshops are found on the About GYI page on our website

If you need anything shipped to you, just send us an email at

We also feature some of our handspun yarns and fiber arts supplies in our Etsy shop,