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 Fiber Expo Spring 2015

Available Classes/Workshops

 

 Saturday, March 28, 2015

Morning

#101 - Wine/Lunch Tote Basket - Kathy McMinn - Instructor, Starts at 9am - this is an all day class. 

           

 

Cost:  $75/student, includes all materials.

Skill Level:  Beginner

Description:  Weave this beautiful tote basket that can be used for several things. If you weave the divider in the middle, it will hold two bottles of wine. Without the divider, it is a nice size to carry a bottle of water and a lunch. You will learn to make a filled in bottom, add dividers and weave in your choice of many different colors. The basket has a nice strong handle.
 

Class Size:   8

     

#102 - Arm Knitting - Sue Schalk - instructor, 9 - 11am

      

Cost$45/student 

Skill LevelBeginner  ular right now and you'll be right in style with your own arm knit cowl that you'll make in this class.  This is a beginner class and no experience is needed!  Students will have the choice of several different colored yarns to arm knit a cowl in this class.  All materials will be provided. 

DescriptionArm knitting is very popular right now and you'll be right in style with your own arm knit cowl that you'll make in this class.  This is a beginner class and no experience is needed!  Students will have the choice of several different colored yarns to arm knit a cowl in this class.  All materials will be provided. 

Class Size:  10  

  

#103 - Learn To Spin With a Drop Spindle - Kathy Moskal - instructor, 9:00 - 11:00 am

Cost:  $45/student, includes all materials and the drop spindle.

Skill Level:  Beginner

Description:   - Drop spindles and roving are included for you to keep and will be supplied at class time.  Using a spindle is a very economical way to learn hand-spinning for a beginner.  Drop Spindles are inexpensive to buy (relative to a spinning wheel) and also very easy to make.  Once you have mastered the spindle you will have learned the steps needed for spinning on the spinning wheel:  drafting out fibers, twisting the fiber into yarn, plying, winding up and storing the spun yarn.  This is a very relaxed class!  

Class Size:  9 

 

#104 - Hook A Sunflower - Annette Shaffer  - instructor, 9am - Noon

    

Cost:  $35, includes all materials.

Skill Level:  Beginner

Requirements:  Bring sharp fabric scissors.   .    

Description:  Using the techniques of rug hooking ,prodding and embroidery, you will learn how to make your own hooked sunflower.  Annette Shaffer of Annie’s Wool Works will bring a colorful array of wools and yarns for you to choose from.  The class fee includes all the supplies needed to create and finish one 6” - 7” sunflower with two leaves mounted on your choice of reclaimed bedspring or twig.  Hooks and hoops will be provided for your use and may be purchased.   Rug hooking experience not required

Class Size:  10 

 

    Afternoon             

         

#201 - Explore Fractal Spinning - Sue Schalk - instructor, Noon - 5 pm

      

Cost$75/student plus at $25 material fee to be paid directly to the instructor at beginning of class.

Skill LevelIntermediate

Requirements:  Students need to bring:  a working spinning wheel with three bobbins so yarn can be plied, knitting needles or crochet hook approximately sized to make a swatch from their spinning and scissors. 

DescriptionYou bought that beautiful multi-colored braid of wool - now what to do with it?  This class will explore fractal spinning of those hand-painted braids.

Students will learn how to take hand-painted braids of fiber and spin it for gradient color repeats. Once spun, students will make up a sample swatch to see the effects of this unique way of spinning.

This is an intermediate class and students should be comfortable with their spinning wheel.
 
 
Class Size:  10 

 

 

#202 - Silky Flower Pin - Annette Shaffer  - instructor, 1 - 4 pm1 - 4 pm  1 - 4 pm   

       

Cost:  $35, includes all materials to make two pins.

Skill Level:  Beginner

Requirements:   Please bring sharp fabric scissors.

Description:  Using the techniques of rug hooking and prodding, you will learn how to make your own hooked pins. Annette Shaffer of Annie's Wool Works will bring a colorful array of yarns, ribbons, fibers and silky fabrics for you to choose from. The class fee includes all the supplies needed to create 2 unique pins. Hooks and hoops will be provided for your use and may be purchased.  Rug hooking experience not required. 

Class Size:  10 

 

  

 #204 -Peyote Stitch Beaded Needle Case,– Etui or Pillbox - Gail Hollinger - instructor, 1 - 4 pm

    

Cost:  $40/student. plus a $10 material fee to be paid directly to instructor.

Skill Level:  Beginner

Requirements:  Spirit of fun and a good story to share.

Description:   Working with size ten seed beads, this workshop will teach Peyote style beading which we will use to cover a tube, either wood or plastic, which can then be used for a needle case, an etui (small sewing kit, spools etc will be provided) a pillbox or just an interesting pendent.  This class will also teach beaded daisy and Pottawatomi daisy chains.
   

Class Size:  10   

 

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Morning 

 

 

 

#302 - Hand Painting Yarn - Kathy Moskal - Instructor, 9:00 am - Noon

Cost:  $70/student, includes all equipment and 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   

 

# 303 - Easter Basket With Curls - Kathy McMinn - Starst at 9am - This is an all day class.

Cost:  $75/student.  Includes all materials.

Skill Level:  Beginner

Description:   - This eye catching basket makes a great Easter basket or other medium size storage basket. You will learn to weave a basket starting on a wooden base with the handle already attached. You will have many choices of colors to weave up the sides. After the basket is finished, curls are added to the sides.
 

 Class Size:  8  

 

 

  Afternoon

 #401 - 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 

 

 

#402 - Needle Felt A Guardian Angel - Margaret-Ann Miller - instructor, Noon - 4 pm 

   

 

Cost:  $45, plus a material fee of $10 to be paid directly to the instructor at the beginning of class. 

Skill Level:  Beginner

Description:  Needle felting creates felt without the use of water. The notches along the shaft of the needle grab the top layer of fibers and tangle them with the inside layers of the fibers. The notches facedown towards the tip of the needle so that they do not pull the fibers out as you pull the needle out of the wool. In this class, we will use a variety of wool roving to make a beautiful angel. Her hair will also be made of hand-dyed locks of Mohair, Alpaca, and/or a variety of sheep curls. Your finished piece will be 10/12 inches in size. 

Class Size:  12

 

 

 

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