Header Graphic
Join Us for Family Fun at Fiber Expo Spring and Fall!

 

 Fiber Expo Spring 2022

Classes/Workshops

 

Saturday April 9th, 2022

Morning Classes 

 

# 101 -  Cherry Blossoms Needle Felted Landscape - Elizabeth Whitton - Instructor, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Cost: $ 65.00 / Student Includes all materials

Skill Level: Beginner

               Description: Learn how to "paint with wool"  in this beginner needle felting workshop.   Students will learn how to layer and attach wool to a linen fabric backing to make this "Cherry Blossome" landscape.   These techniques can be applied to other flat needle felting projects.  Workshop includes all materials.  Tools and finger guards will be availabe for use during the class.  We will also cover needle felting basics such as terminology, where to find needle felting inspiration and support, and where to source the best supplies.  No experience necessary however all students must have good hand / eye coordination, manual dexterity and be able to work with focus and care - felting needles are sharp!

Class Size: 14

       

 

                                                                       

 

# 102 - Introduction to Weaving Children 10 and Over - Kelly Anders, Instructor   9:00 a.m.  - 11:00 a.m.

Cost:  $ 15.00 / Student Includes All Materials

Skill Level: Beginner

In this workshop we will do a few fiber art projects. Including a woven bookmark, a hair tie with a flower using continuous strand weaving and a flower weaving loom.  

Class Size : 10

                                                                                                                                   

 

                                                                         

                                                                   

 

                                                                                       

                                                               

 

 

 

Saturday April 9th, 2022

Afternoon Classes

 
                  

# 203 - Drum Carding:  Color and Texture - Nancy Macali - Instructor 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Cost:  $50.00 / Student

Material Fee: $ 25.00 / Student Paid directly to Instructor at the beginning of class.

Skill Level:  Beginner

Want to take your drum carder to the next level?!?  Take this course and you will learn to create different types of batts.  You will learn to seamless blend color, fiber and add - ins (ex. nebs, locks, yarn, silk, ribbons, etc...)  You will create at least 3 batts using a variety of fibers that will range from smooth to chunky art batts.  This course welcomes all levels.

Students will need to bring a Drum Carder and accessories. Notebook and pen.  Any additonal fibers student would like to experiment with.

Class Size:  12

 

                                                                                 

 

# 204 - Learning to Dye Yarn with Professional Dyes - Missy Cushman - Instructor  1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Cost: $65.00 / Student  Includes all materials

Skill Level: Beginner

In this workshop you will be given a skein of fingering weight yarn/sock yarn.  (75% SW Merino / 25% Nylon) This is an ideal all purpose yarn to use. It will be a 100gram skein at 463 yards.  You will learn how to dye your given skein of yarn with the variegated dying method., using professional dyes. You will then be wrapping your skein in plastic wrap and heating it in a roaster. Your skein will need to cool before it can be washed and spun to take with you but when all done you will have a beautifully dyed fingering weight / sock yarn to take home,

Class Size: 8

                                                                                

 

 

# 205 - Beginner Sculpting with Wool - Easter Eggs - Elizabeth Whitton, Instructor  1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Cost: $ 65.00 / Student Includes all Materials

Skill Level:  All Skill Levels

Learn how to make these cute needle felted wool Easter Eggs.  We will learn how to make the egg shape from wool batting and then decorate it.  Materials will make 6 eggs, but we will probably only finish two in class.  The rest can be finished at home.  This class is great for complete beginners or those who have tried other types of needle felting but want to work on their 3d sculpting skills.  Go home with the confidence to try out other needle felting projects.  We will also cover needle felting basics such as terminology, where to find needle felting inspiration and support, and where to source the best supplies.  No experience necessary but students must have good hand / eye cooridation, manual dexterity and be able to work with focus and care - felting needles are sharp!

Class Size: 14

 

 

 

Sunday April 10th, 2022

Morning Classes

 

# 301 - Crazy Chicken - Tina Etter - Instructor 9:00 a.m. - Noon

Cost: $35.00 / Student

Material Fee: $10.00 Paid directly to Instructor at the beginning of class.

Skill Level:  All Skill levels welcome!

Material Fee includes: base, beads for eyes, wool roving to complete one chicken, felting needle and the lone of a felting pad. (pad can be purchased in class for $2.00, additional felting needles are $1.00 each)

Start your own flock without any complaints from the neighbors!! Design your chicken - short and fat or tall and skinny. Roughly 8" - 12" in height.  Using needle felting techniques over a weighted base. It is fun and there is no limit to the variety or number of Crazy Chickens you may end up with! 

If you have a favorite felting pad and needles feel free to bring them along, or if you want to bring a particular color for your project I would suggest 1 to 2 oz.

Class Size: 12

                                               

                                                                                     

 

 # 302 - Dealgan Spindle - David Shepherd - Instructor, 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.   

Cost: $ 60.00 / Student Includes Spindle

Skill Level: Intermediate  

Learn a brief history fo the Dealgan Spindle and how to use this intriguing spindle.

Spindle to Keep is Included in Workshop Cost.

Class Size: 10

                                                                         

 

                                       

                                   

# 303 - Needle Felted Rose - Elizabeth Whitton - Instructor, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Cost: $ 50.00 / Student Includes All Materials

Skill Level: Beginner

Learn how to sculpt with wool in this beginner needle felting workshop.  Students will learn to make petal shapes using cookie cutters and then put them together to form a flower. Leaves with be worked free - hand.   Workshop includes all materials necessary to make one flower. There will be a variety of colors to choose from.  Use your flower as a broach, or add it to a bag or hat.  We will also cover needle felting basics such as terminology, where to find inspiration and support for other projects,  and where to source the best supplies.  No experience necessary however all students must have a good hand / eye coordination, manual dexterity and be able to work with focus and care - felting needles are sharp!

Class Size: 14

                                                                          

                                                                                 

 

 

 

# 304 - Basket Bowl - Kathy McMinn - Instructor, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Cost:  $ 65.00 / Student  All Materials Included  

Skill Level: Beginner

This basket is started with a wooden base on a mold.  Spokes are inserted and begin weaving a few inches in a natural color.  Many colors will be available to create a twill band.  Finish off with more natural and a rim   This is a full day class with a break for lunch and shopping.

Class Size: 8

                                       

     

 

  Sunday April 10th 2022

Afternoon Classes

# 305 - Introduction to Tapestry - Nancy Macali - Instructor, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Cost:  $ 50.00 / Student

Material Fee: $60.00 / Student paid directly to instructor at the Beginning of class. 

Skill Level:  Beginner

Learn basic tapestry techniques!  A basic wooden frame loom will be provided along with a tapestry needle, comb, and yarn.  Traditionally, tapestry is woven with plain weave and is completely weft - faced.  This course will cover warping the loom, color change, basic composition, fringe, ghiordes knots and professional finishing.

Students are welcome to bring additonal yarn and / or materials to be incorporated in ther tapestry, although enough yarn will be provided.  Please bring scissors, notebook and pen. Printed instructions will be given to each student, along with a variety of wool, cotton, and various yarns.  Each tapestry will be unique, using texture, color, and composition.  All projects completed will be one - of - a kind!

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

Fiber Expo,  Swanton, OH 43558

© Cherreen Thompson, 2018  All Rights Reserved