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There will be a natural dye workshop with Jackie Ottino at Fernwood Nursery, in Montville on August 21, 10 am-4 pm. The cost of this workshop is $140.


Using wool yarn, participants will create as many colors as possible from native plants grown around Fernwood and beyond.

All materials and farm lunch included. Email Jackie at foragecolorjackie@gmail.com to sign up or for more information.

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  • heavenly yarns

Looking for a lovely thing to do on a summer evening as the lazy days of summer approach? There is always Belfast Summer Nights! Mark your calendar to chill to a variety of tunes beginning June 30 and continuing through September 1. From 5:30-7:30 pm every Thursday, join friends and neighbors for a little toe tapping at Steamboat Landing Park (the waterfront). Bring a picnic and a blanket or chair! This event is free, but donations are gratefully accepted in the basket. For more information on what music will be featured each week, check their Facebook page.



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  • heavenly yarns

We think everyone agrees that Malabrigo's Rios yarn is one of the most beautiful yarns ever! The saturated, hand-dyed colorways range from neutrals to brights, helping to make it universally appealing. This 100% merino wool yarn is really soft and has a low price point for a hand-dyed yarn. Who wouldn't want to knit or crochet with this yarn?


Rios is a superwash yarn, making it easy to wear against the skin and machine washable. A tip about superwash yarns: They can tend to drape a bit. This is not necessarily a problem as long as you take this attribute into account. For example, if you don't want drape in your next project, consider knitting in a stitch pattern or at a slightly tighter gauge.


If you want a soothing knit -- where the gorgeous yarn alone makes the statement -- Trescao may be the pattern for you! (It's in our queue!) This free top-down pattern has multiple sizes and an informative schematic. You can chose the lacy raglan line or the standard M1 increase; both are included in the Trescao pattern. You may want to add your own design elements, such as a fancy edge; in many ways this pattern is the perfect blank canvas, so have fun!

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