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 Fiber Expo Spring 2019

Classes/Workshops

 

Check back closer to the April 2019 Spring Expo to see what exciting new classes are being offered.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2018 Spring Fiber Expo classes below:

#101 - Intro To Rigid Heddle Loom Weaving - Kathy Moskal - Instructor, 9:00 am - Noon 

Cost:  $55/student, includes all materials.

Skill Level:  Beginner

Please Bring To Class:   A loom in working order (rigid heddle or small table top), threading tool, shuttle and scissors.  

Description:  In this class we will walk you through how to set up the loom, introduce you to weaving terminology (warp, weft, etc.) hands on weaving on your loom and talk about finishing techniques.  In the very first class you will go home having warped your loom and started weaving a multi-colored scarf.  Be prepared to fall in love with this craft!    We may have 2 looms available for purchase so contact me (k.moskal@hotmail.com) if you are interested.

Class Size:  6 

#102 - Intro To Needle Felting - cherry blossom - Elizabeth Whitton - instructor, 9:00 - 11 

Cost:  $65/student, includes all materials (kit, foam mat and wood frame)

Skill Level:  Beginner

Description:  - Learn how to make a needle felted landscape. This class is great for complete beginners or those who have tried other types of needle felting but want to learn how to make felted pictures and flat motifs. Go home with a finished and framed fall landscape and confidence to try out other needle felting projects.

Class Size:  10

#103 - Hand Painting Yarn OR Roving - Sue Schalk - instructor, 9:00 - Noon

Cost:  $70/student, includes all materials

Skill Level:  Beginner

Description:  - In this class we will learn different dyeing techniques to hand paint yarns using protein dyes to color animal fiber yarns in the microwave.  Class includes tools, dyes and either two 4oz skeins of Sock Yarn OR two 8 oz rovings of combined top wool.

Please bring an apron, rubber gloves (like kitchen dishwashing gloves) and old clothes as they may get some dye on them. Instructor will also have disposable apron and gloves available

Class Size:  8

#201 - Intro To Needle Felting - spring nest - Elizabeth Whitton - instructor, noon - 2 pm 

Cost:  $55/student, includes all materials (kit, foam mat and wood frame)

Skill Level:  Beginner

Description:  - Learn how to make a needle felted landscape. This class is great for complete beginners or those who have tried other types of needle felting but want to learn how to make felted pictures and flat motifs. Go home with a finished and framed fall landscape and confidence to try out other needle felting projects.

Class Size:  10

#202 - Card Weaving - Kathy Moskal - instructor, 1 - 4 pm  

Cost:  $55/student, includes all materials

Skill Level:  Beginner

Description:  Using the age-old art of card weaving (or tablet weaving), you can create beautifully patterned bands to use as belts, straps, bookmarks, or to embellish other weaving projects. This class will teach you how to read the pattern, to warp the cards and to weave with this ancient and fascinating system. We will be using a simple 6-card pattern draft, warping the loom and weaving book marks or a strap in up to 3 different patterns. Class includes cards, weaving materials, pattern and Board Loom; you will take home your simple loom!  

Class Size:  8

#203 - Peg Loom Rug - Mary Minney - instructor, 1 - 3 pm  

Cost:  $30/student, includes all materials

Skill Level:  Beginner

Description:  Using the same technique as stick weaving, you will use a peg loom to create a sample rag rug using cotton strips and cotton warp. Looms are also available for sale for $30 for those wanting to make a larger rug in the future.   

Class Size:  8

#204 - How To Skirt Your Fleece - Mark Schalk - instructor,  1 - 4 pm  

Cost:  $60/student, includes all materials

Skill Level:  Beginner

Description:  Your instructor is a trained fiber sorter and grader with years of experience and hundreds of sorted fleeces under his belt.  Come join us and learn how to skirting your fleece.  We'll look at fiber basics, identifying the fiber and skirting techniques for separating it into the best usable parts.  Determining what the best uses for your fleece are.  The instructor will have a variety of fleeces for the class but you can bring one if desired.

Class Size:  10

#301 - Twill Basket with Swing Handle - Kathy McMinn - Instructor, 9 - 2 pm  

Cost:  $65

Skill Level:  Beginner

DescriptionThis is a basket that can be used for many things. It is a great project basket or even a small picnic basket. It has an open weave bottom, and a fun twill working up the sides. The color comes from space dyed reed, which has many different colors on the same piece. It is finished off with a beautiful swing handle. The base will be started so you can jump right in with the fun stuff!

Class Size:  8

#302 - Wet Felted Bag from Roving  Katja Szarafinski -  instructor,  noon - 2 pm  

 
Cost:  $60 plus a $10 material fee paid directly to the instructor at the beginning of class

Skill Level:  Beginner

DescriptionThe finished bag will be approximately 8"x10".  The bag is laid out with a resist and designed in individual colors and pattern choices and then wet felted.  

Class Size: 6 - 8

#303 - Sprang Market Bag -  Mary Minney -  instructor,  1:00 - 2:30 pm  

Cost:  $40 - includes all materials

Skill Level:  Beginner

DescriptionLearn a weaving technique called Sprang that dates back to 500 BC to create a stretchy market bag. Hammocks, bags, scarves, and hair nets were common items made. Loom and fiber are included in the cost of the class. 

Class Size:  8

 

 

 

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