Saga Hill Designs

                                                         

natural fibers & yarns – silk & silk blends
studio of artist/author W.J. Johnson

  

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Products at SagaHill.com…

• UNDYED FIBERS
• UNDYED YARN
• Cestari™ YARN
• ECO-FRIENDLY DYES

• BOOKS, PATTERNS, & KITS CREATED BY SAGA HILL

My book “Yarn Works: How to spin, dye, and knit your own yarn” is available NOW!

 


Saga Hill is a family-owned/artist-created business specializing in silk and other fine fibers & yarns—both in undyed form and hand-painted in the Saga Hill studio.

Other unique Saga Hill creations are hand-painted silk wraps that coordinate with the hand-painted fibers and hand & fiber care products to soothe the soul of the fiber lover.

Saga Hill is the source of Minnesota Series Dyes™ & the studio of artist & author W. J. Johnson.

   
 
 

SAGA HILL MARKET DATES...

March 15-16, 2014 – Madison Knitters' Guild Knit-In – Annual conference sponsored by the Knitters' Guild in Madison, Wisconsin. Location: Bishop O'Connor Center, 702 South High Point Road, Madison, Wisconsin. Marketplace hours: Saturday, March 15, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM & Sunday, March 16, 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM.

April 26, 2014 – Yarnover sponsored by the MN Knitters' Guild, Hopkins High School, Minnetonka, MN. Vendor hours: 9 AM – 4:45 PM.

May 10-11, 2014 – Llama Magic & Fiber FriendsWashington County Fairgrounds, Lake Elmo, MN. Sat: 9 AM - 5 PM; Sun: 10 AM - 4 PM.

May 17 & 18, 2014 – Shepherd's Harvest – NOTE DATE CHANGE – IT'S NOT ON MOTHER'S DAY WEEKEND ANYMORE! Washington County Fairgrounds, Lake Elmo, MN. Sat: 9 AM - 5 PM; Sun: 10 AM - 4 PM.

November 8, 2014– Upper Midwest Fall Fiber Festival – Annual Fiber Fair sponsored by the Upper Midwest Alpaca Growers, Eisenhower Community Center, Hopkins, MN. 9 AM - 4 PM.

November, 2014 – Minnesota Weaver's Guild Annual Fiber Fair – Studio #332, Northrup King Building, 1500 Jackson St. NE, Minneapolis, MN. I am one of over 60 artists in this market so this event features only a few of my hand-dyed and hand-crafted items. Link to WGM Fiber Fair website.
November 14, 15, & 16, time TBA.


CLASSES FROM SAGA HILL
2014

Gale Woods Farm…
(Gale Woods is an educational, working farm and a public park in the Minnesota/Twin Cities Three Rivers Park District. Click here to visit the Gale Woods website and register for one of the following classes.)

Beginning Wheel Spinning – Learn how wool goes from sheep to a skein of yarn and learn the basic skills of fiber spinning by using a spinning wheel. In this 4-hour workshop class, we cover methods of preparing raw fiber and the rudimentaries of how to wheel spin your own, unique yarn. Materials provided. Saturday, March 22, 2014; 12:30–4:30 pm.

NEW CLASS! Knit a Vintage Lace Wrap – Using lace yarn from the Gale Woods sheep, you will learn how to read lace charts and knit a variety of lace stitches while creating a dainty lace shoulder or neck wrap for a chilly spring evening. One class, 1–4 pm, Saturday, March 29, 2014.

Try It! Beginning Spinning with a Drop Spindle – Using wool direct from the Gale Woods Farm, you will learn how to spin on this portable and ancient spinning tool. The class price includes a drop spindle that you may keep. 1–4 pm, Fall 2014, date TBA.

Check back later to see classes for 2014. Some new offerings are in the works – hopefully including a long-awaited flax processing & spinning workshop! If you're interested in this class, let me know. Advance interest will help me establish a space and time for the class.


 

 

Nearly all of our fiber, yarn, book/kit, and dye offerings are available through this online shop.

Current exceptions are…
The following items are ONLY offered at market locations during the year. See Saga Hill Market Dates (to the left) for locations.

• DYED YARNS & FIBER
• HAND-CRAFTED GARMENTS & DECOR

I’ve used my exclusive Minnesota Series™ Dyes to hand-paint many of these items. Each piece is unique and a labor of love. Because they are hard to keep in stock, I currently only offer them at market events.
But to get a taste of these creations, here's an example of one of my hand-dyed and hand-painted scarves and wraps:

Photo of Green Silk Scarf
Go to Textiles & Garments page

And the hand-dyed yarns (colors vary according to available stock):

Photo of Green Silk Scarf
Go to Dyed Yarn page




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SPEAKING & BOOK SIGNING EVENTS – 2014

Guest Speaker – Minnesota Knitters' Guild
Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 7 PM.

Check back later to see more events for 2014.

 
 

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