Deborah Robson

Teaching Schedule

Events listed here are those that have been confirmed; others are still in discussion, and will be updated as soon as they're settled. The environments, pacing, amount of material covered, and costs will vary depending on the parameters set by the sponsoring organizations. No matter where or when I teach, we have a good time, learn a lot, and go home with lots of ideas to explore further (that includes me!).

I limit the number of events in a year, as well as how close together they are in both dates and geography. Assuming that all the events that are in the works end up on the calendar, 2014 and 2015 are full and I am currently taking notes for 2016; sometimes schedules change, so there may be an unexpected opening. I love teaching! If you'd like me to visit your area, drop an e-mail to jess (at) drobson (dot) info.

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Teaching schedule, 2014

Fibre-East and possible other events
England and Wales
July 2014

In development.

Fibre-East, 25–27 July, 2014

25–26 July: 'Wool Types', a 2-day workshop for spinners.
27 July: 'Rare Wools', 1-day workshop for spinners.


Wild Card Fiber Retreat: Shetlands!
Friday Harbor, Washington
November 9–14, 2014

New! Additional workshop is confirmed!
November 2–7, 2014

Four days of Shetland wools for spinners. Fleeces from a variety of flocks.

Due to an outporing of interest in this retreat, I'm offering the Wild Card Fiber Retreat: Shetlands! twice! Please see our Shetlands! Workshop page for more information or to register—there are still a few spots open! You can also go directly from here to see more information on the workshop, and a registration form. If you have any questions, please e-mail Jess (my amazing assistant) at jess (at) drobson (dot) info.

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Teaching schedule, 2015

Explore 4
Friday Harbor, Washington
March 15–20, 2015
(arrive March 15, retreat March 16 - 19, depart March 20)

A four-day workshop exploring four varied breeds in more depth than is possible in a survey. I'm gathering special fleeces for this workshop, which will involve lots of experimentation, alternating intense learning with more relaxed exploration time. Mornings: information, group work, and intensity. Afternoons: personal fiber experiments (may involve whatever textile tools you want to bring), walk and/or nap, resting and playing. Evenings: coming back together for social time, to share discoveries and thoughts. The location supports creative work and the food will be home-made, local, and delightful. Suitable for people with very basic spinning skills (can spin singles and make a two-ply) or for those who are proficient; you can learn at your own pace and level.

Registration form

For details e-mail jess (at) drobson (dot) info, subject line: Explore 4 Spring 2015.

Wild Card Fiber Retreat
Friday Harbor, Washington
November 8–13, 2015
(arrive November 8, retreat November 9 - 12, depart November 13)

Topic to be determined; suggestions being considered!

Registration form