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Changes in 2015

As you may have heard, John & Bjo Trimble are taking a step back and have passed Griffin Dyeworks on to their longtime friend and assistant, Theresa Wollenstein (aka me)! I have been helping the Trimbles with Griffin Dyeworks for twelve (!) years at workshops as well as managing their online store. If you’re wondering how these Read More

Indigo Crystal Dye Instructions

INDIGO CRYSTALS (Indigofera tinctoria) aka pre-reduced indigo We have a two part video on YouTube with Bjo walking us through the indigo crystal dye process! STORAGE: These natural crystals oxidize in air, so store in lidded, labeled jars, in cool dark area. pH & TEMPERATURE: Indigo needs high alkaline vat: 8 pH for silk & Read More

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Frolic Class List!

Edit: We have the finalized list of classes on its own page! Here’s the preliminary list of classes for the 2014 Fall Fiber Frolic! We’ll be adding a few more in the next few days. As usual, there will be a spinning/fiber arts circle, open dyepots, and the Bjeaux Tapestry for embroidery! Register today for Read More

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Save the Dates!

As always we’re pleased to return to Southern California Handweaving Guild’s Weaving & Fiber Festival, Nov 2 in Torrance, CA! We weren’t able to make it last year due to conflicts and health issues, and missed seeing everyone so much. Our Fall Frolic will be November 15, once again at the Monrovia United Methodist Church! We’re Read More

2014 Retreat is Scheduled! New Location!

We are so excited about the retreat this year that we nearly couldn’t contain ourselves until we signed the contract! When: June 13-15, 2014 Where: Arrowhead Ranch Conference Center, Lake Arrowhead, CA Arrowhead Ranch has cabins featuring real beds and private bathrooms, and come in different configurations that can accommodate between 2 and 7 people. Read More

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Store down for maintenance

Update 1/16: We’re back up and running! Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you encounter any problems. Our online store is having some difficulties, and it may be a few days before we’re up and running again — in the meantime, feel free to email us at info@griffindyeworks.com with questions or orders and we’ll Read More

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What the Retreat Means to Us

John and I started the Griffin Dyeworks Fiber Retreat because there was nothing else for small fiber groups in Southern California at that time. There were several Northern California conference and workshops, but not here. There were large conferences held around the state, but they were more formal and less hands-on. These many years later, Read More