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Fiber Expo Fall 2018

 

Available Classes/Workshops

2018 Class List

Sunday - October 28

 

Morning

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

     

Cost:  $60/student, includes all materials.

Skill Level:  Beginner

Please Bring To Class:   A loom in working order (rigid heddle or small table top), threading tool, 2 shuttles 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!    You will have your choice of making a Hounds-tooth or Log Cabin pattern.

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

 

#104 - Rust Dyeing - Maggie Howe - instructor, 9 - 10:30 am

      

Cost:  $50/student, includes all materials

Skill Level:  Beginner

Description:  - Learn to dye silk and cotton fabrics with rust. Make BEAUTIFUL patterns, textures, and impressions with this simple but fascinating technique. All materials provided: you will make and take home your own fat quarter of cotton fabric and a silk scarf.

Class Size:  15

 

Afternoon 

 #201 - Intro to Continuous (Diagonal) Weaving   Kathy Moskal - instructor,  1 - 4 pm   

Cost:  $55/student, includes all materials.

Skill Level:  Beginner

Description:  In this class we will walk you through how to set up and start weaving on a square loom, and do hands on weaving.  In the very first class you will create and finish a cotton dishcloth.  Be prepared to fall in love with this craft!  Looms used during class will be available to purchase for $30.

Class Size:  8
 
 

#202 - Ocean View Needle Felted Design - Elizabeth Whitton - instructor, 1 - 3 pm    

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 ocean landscape and the confidence to try out other needle felting projects.

Class Size:  10

 

#203 - Serendipity Dyeing - Maggie Howe - instructor, 1 - 3:00 pm

      

Cost:  $55/student, includes all materials

Skill Level:  Beginner

Description:  - Serendipity dyeing! Learn to dye silk scarves and cotton fabric with a huge variety of easy to obtain dye materials. This method is incredibly easy - just takes a little time and patience. We will use fresh garden flowers, herbs, and leaves, as well as a variety of easy to obtain dyestuffs (copper pennies, spent teabags, berries, kitchen spices, and much more). The results are always varied and completely unique! All dye materials will be supplied. You will create and take home your own custom dyed 11x60 inch silk scarf and one fat quarter of cotton fabric. You can take advantage of the dyestuff and dye as many scarves/fabric you like for an extra small fee. (Hint, this is a GREAT way to make some fabric or scarves for gifting or sewing a very special project.) 

Class Size:  15  

 

#204 - Nuno Felting - Sue Schalk - instructor, 1 - 4:00 pm  

  

Cost:  $50/student, includes all materials

Skill Level:  Beginner

Please Bring To Class:  An apron and gloves for felting 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 a silk scarf that you bring or a pre-dyed silk scarf will be available for you to pick from.    

Class Size:  6  

 

 

Sunday - October 28

 

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

Cost:  $70/student

Skill Level:  Beginner

Class Requirements:   None 

Description:    Make this nice size tote basket and add your choice of a hand woven Inkle band. The band will be added as a trim in the basket, a handle and the same colors will be added as a rim filler at the top.

Class Size:  8 

 

#302 - Rainbow Dye Pot Christina Coghill - instructor,  9 am - 2 or 3 pm         

   

Cost$40 plus a $75 material fee to be paid directly to the instructor prior to class.

Skill Level:  Beginner

Requirements:   Participants should bring a 26 quart or larger pan, once used for dyeing you can not use for food. If participants want they can bring gloves, aprons, face masks and several plastic bags to bring wet fiber home.

Description:  This workshop will teach you how to dye a rainbow in 1 pot using Reddingmethod Dyeing Techniques. You will be amazed at how many different colors you can achieve with 5 acid dye colors. This pot will teach you the importance of knowing your dyes, your fibers, and how to make the most out of limited amount of dyes.   

Class Size:  10 

 

#303 - Fall Leaves Needle Felted Designs - Elizabeth Whitton - instructor, 9:00 - 11    

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

Skill Level:  Beginner

DescriptionLearn how to make needle felted autumn leaves. This class is great for complete beginners or those who have tried other types of needle felting but want to learn how to decorate (paint) with wool.  Go home with your finished leaves and the confidence to try out other needle felting projects.  Please bring a sharp scissors to cut out the leaf shapes. 

Class Size:  10

 

 

#304 - Making Varigated Color Skeins with Natural Dyes - Lori Evesque - instructor, 9 - Noon  

    

Cost:  $45/student, includes all materials

Skill Level:  Beginner

Description:  - Making multi-colored skeins of yarns with modern dyes is all the rage. There is also a resurgence of interest in natural dyes. Making multi-colored yarn skeins with natural dyes is possible! It's more complicated than with chemical dyes but the results are fantastic and exciting. 

In this workshop, we will create multi-colored skeins using pre-mordanted yarn in single dye dyepots. each student will take home two 60 yd skeins of dyed yarn.  
 
Class Size:  12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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