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 Fiber Expo Spring 2017

Classes/Workshops

Saturday April 8 & Sunday April 9

 

 

Saturday

Morning

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

Cost$70/student, includes all mateials

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

 

#102 - Wool Felted Mitens - Kathy Moskal - instructor, 9am - noon    

  

    

Cost:  $50/student, includes all mateials

Skill Level:  Beginner

Description:  - Make a pair of warm woolly mittens for the cold days ahead. No knitting, no sewing. Wool fibers and warm soapy water are the key ingredients used in this fun class. Learn several surface embellishing techniques and create your own one-of-a-kind pair. You can even make your mittens reversible! We’ll be working with water, so dress for mess. Class includes all fibers and supplies. 

Bring To Class:  2-3 hand towels, 1 old bath towel

If you are interested, I will share patterns for you to knit or crochet on cuffs.  You can bring knitting or crochet needles to get started in class.  

Class Size:  10

 

 

Afternoon 

#201 - Learn To Spindle Spin!  - Carol Ullmann - instructor,  1:00 - 3 pm   

Cost:  $45, includes all materials.

Skill Level:  Beginner

Requirements:  Students need to bring a drop spindle and combed wool top.

Description Learn to spin! We will talk about different types of fiber, their preparations, spindles, wheels, and other spinning tools. We’ll also try our hands at spinning! Bring your own drop spindle and wool combed top or borrow from the instructor. Instructor will have some spindles and combed top available for cash purchase.

Class Size:  10 

 

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

Cost:  $55/student, includes all mateials

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:  6

 

 

 

 

Sunday

Morning

 

#301 - Nuno Felting Sue Schalk - instructor,  9 - Noon 

       

Cost:  $80

Skill Level:  Beginner

Requirements:  Students need to bring a bath sized towel.  Rubber gloves and an apron might be handy but are not necessary.  

Description:  Students will have the choice from several kits to create their one of a kind nuno felted scarf. The kit contains a silk scarf blank, several colors of merino fiber, silk, and other embellishments.   

Class Size:  6 

 

#302 - Crosses and Stripes -  Kathy McMinn -  instructor,  9 - 1 pm

Cost:  $55

Skill Level:  Beginner

Description:  Join Kathy McMinn from The Basket Sampler in making this unique storage or waste basket. Due to the color placement, you get a variety of designs as the basket is woven. The filled in bottom of this basket will be woven for you so you won't have to rush to finish. A variety of colors will be available. This is a great beginner basket.

Class Size:  8

 

 

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