Ok . . .I just can't contain the excitement! Alpaca Tracks T(h)read Lightly is adding a new twist to the 416 ArtKruze. Alpaca Tracks T(h)read Lightly is hosting a Textile Repair Café
Sunday, June 24th: 11:00 – 4:00 pm (this event is advertised for Saturday in the 416 ArtKruze Brochure but we have had to move it to Sunday).
With the inception of Alpaca Tracks T(h)read Lightly, our vision has remained consistent with the goal of producing a long lasting product in an environmentally and socially responsible manner. Our goal is to move people away from “fast fashion”, a mass produced highly disposable product.
Unfortunately, we have become a throw away society. That is changing! Second hand stores and repurposed clothing are becoming more and more popular as people are more conscientious about staying away from filling up landfills with disposable clothing. With this in mind, we are extending an invitation to you to come spend some time on our farm and to learn how to upcycle, recycle or simply repair your favourite pair of hand knit socks or sweater. After a simple repair, that special item could get a new lease on life.
In our hurried society, lots of people have forgotten that they can repair things themselves or they no longer know how. Traditionally, this skill was passed from generation to generation. By hosting a repair café, we are aiming to keep the wealth of traditional artisan practises and knowledge alive. After visiting our farm, you will have learned a new skill and the environment is all the better for it. You might even choose to pass your newly learned skill on to others. As environmentalists, Corinne and I want to kindle people’s enthusiasm to work towards developing a more sustainable society. Want to join us in T(h)reading lightly on Mother Earth? You can start by fixing the hole in your sock rather then throwing it out.
We invite you to come and learn how to mend your socks or fix a hem on your pants or your skirt, or maybe even sew on a button or two. There will be fixers here who will help you, teach you, and show you how to do it."
Calling all fixers! If you would like to volunteer a couple of hours to share your valuable skills, please contact Kathy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 613-258-0177.
We were fortunate enough to spend 2 weeks in Peru. We are now home and have a busy couple of weeks ahead.
March 11th: Ottawa Farmer's Market
March 13th: Fibrescape Course (private group)
March 20th: Ukrainian Easter Egg Workshop: (full)
March 21st: Ukrainian Easter Egg Workshop (space available)
March 22nd: Ukrainian Easter Egg Workshop at The Village Shoppe in Richmond: (space available)
March 24th Ukrainian Easter Egg Workshop at The Community Market in Long Sault (space available)
March 18th: Soap and Dryer Ball Workshop
March 31st: Gibbon's Maple Syrup: We will be there with alpacas and alpaca products.
We will be at the Ottawa Farmer's Market at Landsdown this week-end introducing some of our new spring items. We look forward to seeing you there. Do you need some insoles for your spring rubber boots? We can help.
Ukrainian Easter Egg Workshop
You will learn to decorate an egg with traditional Ukrainian folk designs using wax-resist (batik) method. The word pysanka comes from the verb pysaty, "to write", as the designs are not painted on, but written with beeswax. You will have enough time to complete two Easter eggs. Please note that you will be given options for different patterns and designs This is a three hour workshop.
Instructor: Corinne Côté
When: March 20th, 2018 (full)
We have added a new date: March 21st
Time: 6:00 - 9:00
Workshop Fee: $45.20 includes refreshments, course supplies and HST
Maximum number of participants: 10
Last chance to pick up those warm cozy alpaca products for your Valentine. We can ship your order or you can find us at the following venues.
Saturday February 10th at the Merrickville Maker's Market: 12:00 - 6:00
Sunday, February 11th at the Ottawa Farmer's Market 10:00 - 3:00
Monday, February 12th at the Civic Hospital in the Vendor's Alley: 9:00 - 3:00
We will ship for free between February 7th and 12th and we will ship for free. Call or email me at email@example.com or call at 613-258-0177
WE are continually adding to our alpaca collection. You can find us at the Ottawa Civic Hospital on February 26th and at the Lansdowne Farmer's Market in the Aberdeen Pavilion on Sunday.
Here is our Alpaca Tracks T(h)read Lightly Schedule for the remainder of January 2018
January 14th: Ottawa Farmer's Market at Landsdowne Park inside the Aberdeen Pavillion
January 20th: Living Locally Fair Russel: You can find us in Room 148 off of the main hallway.
January 21st: Ottawa Farmer's Market Lansdowne Park inside the Aberdeen Pavilion
January 26th: Vendor at the Civic Hospital
January 27th: Needle Felting Course with Wendo at our farm
January 28th: Ottawa Farmer's Market Lansdowne Park inside the Aberdeen Pavilion
The proceeds from the sale of this handcrafted ornament will help us purchase a real live alpaca from the World Vision Gift Catalogue. The gift of an alpaca will help to generate a more sustainable income for a family or community in our Global Community. As of Jan. 1st, we have sold 17 ornaments. We currently have raised $119.00 to put towards a $250. alpaca in the gift catalogue. By purchasing one of our alpaca ornaments, you are giving the gift that gives twice.
Enjoy this festive season and all the best in health and happiness for 2018!
Kathy and Corinne and all our fuzzy and feathery friends at Alpaca Tracks T(h)read Lightly)
Kathy Enright and Corinne Côté, co-owners of Alpaca Tracks T(h)read Lightly. We raise alpacas and create fine alpaca ware from their exquisite fibre.
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