Join us for an afternoon with JULIE ASSELIN! October 4, 2017 – Posted in: Events, Project Ideas, Store Activities
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14TH, 2 PM ? 5PM
In our continuing series featuring incredibly talented and successful local hand-dyers, please join us in welcoming the incomparable Julie Asselin to the shop on Saturday, October 14th, 2 pm – 5 pm. Julie’s yarns are among the most sought after in our store and we have been excited to watch the growth and development of her company over the last few years.
We’re looking forward to hosting Julie and her husband, Jean-Francois, for the afternoon and are keen to hear about their approach to this industry and recent changes they’ve made in their dyeing process. We will have samples of Julie’s various lines available for “tasting” and Julie will share with us a collection of samples knit up with her yarns. There will also be an informal Q & A session and you will be able to purchase two of Julie’s yarns not usually available at Espace Tricot. NOMADE – the newest addition to Julie Asselin’s lineup – is a beautiful fingering weight (80% merino, 20% nylon) with a high twist and springy construction and comes in a generous put up of 500 yards per 4 oz. skein. NURTURED is a wonderfully rustic worsted weight blend of Rambouillet, Targhee, and Merino wools. We are so excited to see both of these ourselves!
And, of course, there will be door-prizes 🙂
Finally, on top of all this, Julie will also be running a dyeing workshop in-store from 6 pm – 10 pm. This 4-hour class requires registration and has an associated fee (see details below). If you’ve always wanted to know what the process of hand-dyeing was all about, here is your chance! Please note that this particular workshop will be offered in French only.
Yay – another perfectly yarn-y afternoon is on the horizon!
ATELIER: INTRODUCTION À LA TEINTURE AVEC DES TEINTURES ACIDES (Cours en français)
Samedi, 18h à 22h, le 14 octobre
Venez joindre Julie Asselin pour cet atelier de teinture. Elle va discuter avec vous des différents types de fibres, de leur impact sur le résultat final, ainsi que sur l?agencement des couleurs. Puis vous serez introduits à la teinture avec des teintures acides et les applications de la méthode à effet « peint à la main ». Le matériel nécessaire pour cet atelier sera fourni.