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Fiber Expo Fall 2016

Available Classes/Workshops

 

 

Saturday - October 22

Morning

#101 Beginning Inkle Loom Weaving - Kathy Moskal - Instructor, 9:00 am - Noon

Cost:  $90/student, includes all equipment and materials.

Skill Level:  Beginner

Description:   Welcome to beginning inkle weaving. I will guide you through the process of basic plain-weave inkle weaving, starting with the reading a pattern and ending with simple finishing techniques. The inkle loom is portable, easy to warp, easy to weave off, and makes beautiful belts, bands and trim. PVC Inkle Loom and weaving materials will be supplied at class time and included for you to keep.

Class Size:  8   

 

#102 - Nuno Felting - Sue Schalk - instructor, 9 am - Noon  

   

Cost:  $50/student

Skill Level:  Beginner

Class Requirements:   Students should bring an apron and gloves if they want them for felting, a bath sized towel and a plastic bag to take home their wet items.    

Description:    "As the agitation of a grain of sand in an oyster creates a pearl, so too the agitation of wool fibers into silk fabric creates nuno felt, a beautifully textured thin lightweight drapable fabric."  Students will learn how to nuno felt a scarf. You can use the scarf you dyed in an earlier class or a pre-dyed silk scarf will be available for you to pick from.  

Class Size:  6 

 

 

 Afternoon 

#201 - Learn To Spin With A Drop Spindle - Kathy Moskal - Instructor, 1 - 3 pm

Cost:  $50/student, includes all equipment and materials.

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:  7   

 

 #202 - Make Fish Leather Buttons  Pam Manthei - instructor,  Noon - 2 pm

      

Cost:  $30, Plus $10 materials fee to be paid directly to the instructor at the beginning of class (includes fish leather, fabric & button blanks).

Skill Level:  Beginner

Requirements:  Students need to bring sharp scissors.

Description Wow, sleek, sophisticated and unique!!! Fish Leather Buttons for that special garment or project.  This class  will provide instruction on how to choose the fish leather best suited for making buttons: texture, thickness, etc.  You will first practice on a piece of fabric and then make buttons out of the provided fish leather. There will be a wide variety of fish leather colors to select your perfect choice. Class discussion will also cover choosing the proper button size when planning your fashion project. When finished with the class – the student will take home four completed buttons: 1 from fabric & 3 fish leather buttons. 

Class Size:  10 

 

#203 - Nuno Felting - Sue Schalk - instructor, 1 pm - 4 pm  - SORRY, THIS CLASS IS FULL, Another Nuno Felting class has been added, see above #102.

   

Cost:  $50/student

Skill Level:  Beginner

Class Requirements:   Students should bring an apron and gloves if they want them for felting, a bath sized towel and a plastic bag to take home their wet items.    

Description:    "As the agitation of a grain of sand in an oyster creates a pearl, so too the agitation of wool fibers into silk fabric creates nuno felt, a beautifully textured thin lightweight drapable fabric."  Students will learn how to nuno felt a scarf. You can use the scarf you dyed in an earlier class or a pre-dyed silk scarf will be available for you to pick from.  

Class Size:  6 

 

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

Skill Level:  Beginner

Sunday - October 23

MORNING

#301 - Plaid Storage Basket - Kathy McMinn - instructor, 9 am - 1 pm

Cost:  $60/student

Skill Level:  Beginner

Class Requirements:   None 

Description:    This is a great basket to hold some of your favorite things. It has a filled in bottom and some easy weaving up the sides. You will have several colors and handle styles to pick from to make this basket one of a kind.

Class Size:  8 

 

#302 Hand Painting Yarn or Roving - Sue Schalk - Instructor, 9:00 am - Noon

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

Skill Level:  Beginner

Description:    In this class you will learn different dye techniques such as dying for gradients, self-striping, and fractal spun. We will also cover using the color wheel for selecting your colors. All materials and tools needed are included.    

Requirements:  Please bring an apron, rubber gloves (like kitchen dishwashing gloves) and old clothes as they may get some dye on them. A plastic bag to carry your wet items home would be helpful.

Class Size:  8   

 

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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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