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Fiber Expo Fall 2017

 

Available Classes/Workshops

(More Classes To Come)

 

Saturday - October 21

Morning

#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 - 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

 

#103 - Intro To Needle Felting - 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

 

 Afternoon 

 #201 - Inkle Loom Pick Up Weaving  Leslie Moskal - instructor,  1 - 4 pm 

 

Cost:  $45/student, includes all materials.

Skill Level:  Beginner

Please Bring To Class:   Working Inkle loom with heddles. We will have some inkle looms available for purchase: $30 each

Description:  IWelcome to pick-up weaving for the inkle loom. I will guide you through the process of basic alternating pick up weaving, starting with the design process, setting up threads and ending with simple finishing techniques. Bookmarks and belts are all suitable for the pick-up technique using letters of the alphabet. 

The inkle loom is portable, easy to warp, easy to weave with, and makes beautiful belts, bands and trim. Instructions and weaving materials will be supplied at class time and included for you to keep.
Inkle weaving is used to produce strong and decorative narrow bands. These bands can be useful for any number of things including: guitar strap, tension band, belts, trim for garments, straps for bags or totes, cut up and or joined to make pouches and bags. The uses are limited only to our imagination and what can be gleaned from books and the internet.
 
Class Size:  6   

 

 

 #202 - Intarsia Crochet  Cindie Bennett - instructor,  9 am - Noon

           

Cost:  $45, Plus $20 materials fee to be paid directly to the instructor at the beginning of class (includes all materials needed to make a scarf: yarn, bobbins, hook, pattern).

Skill Level:  Beginner

Description We will learn how to effectively use bobbins to master quick and easy color changes to create beautiful masterpieces. The instructor will design something specifically for this class.   She never uses the same design in her classes.  

Class Size:  20 

 

 

 

Cost:  $70/student, includes all equipment and materials.

Skill Level:  Beginner

Sunday - October 23

MORNING

#301 - Tapestry Basket - Kathy McMinn - instructor, 9 am - 2 pm 

Cost:  $65/student

Skill Level:  Beginner

Class Requirements:   None 

Description:    This is the perfect basket to use some of your stash of unique yarns. We will start with a wooden base on a mold. This makes the weaving easy for everyone! The lower portion of the basket is woven in cane, and then the fun begins as you weave your openings for the yarn. An undulating rim completes the basket. The basket will be ready for you to add your yarns at home.

Class Size:  8 

 

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

Cost:  $50

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 

 

 

 

 

AFTERNOON

 

 

 

 

 

If you are interested in teaching a class or workshop, please use the link below to sign up Today!!

Class/Workshop Proposal CLICK HERE 

·         1 ball of worsted weight yarn in a smooth, light color. 

·         Two sets of circular needles in size 7 or 8. 

·         A double point or circular needle size 2 or 3. 

·         Double point or short circular needles size 5 or 6. 

·         One set of circular needles size 10 or 11. 

·         A crochet hook in a size appropriate for worsted weight yarn, stitch holders and scissors.

  

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