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 Fiber Expo Spring 2021

Classes/Workshops

 

Saturday April 10th 2021

Morning Classes 

 

# 101 -  Plant Hoop:  Alocasia Polly - Elizabeth Whitton - Instructor, 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Cost: $ 65.00 / Student Includes all materials

Skill Level: Beginner

               Description: Learn how to "color with wool" in this beginner needle felting class.  Students will learn how to fill in a printed linen pattern.  This is similar to embroidery, cross stitch or paint by number but with wool fiber.   This technique can be adapted to other flat needle felting projects.  Class will include all materials necessary to make the "alocasia polly" plant as shown.  Participant may not completely finish filling in the picture during the time alloted but will leave with the know-how to complete it at home.  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 good hand / eye coordination, manual dexterity and be able to work with focus and care - felting needles are sharp!

Class Size: 12

       

 

                                                                       

 

 

 

 

# 102 - Beginning Spinning - Nancy Macali - Instructor,  9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Cost: $ 55.00 / Student

Material Fee:  $ 25.00 Paid directly to the instructor.

Skill Level: Beginner

This class is for those individuals that need a refresher in using their spinning wheel or have a wheel and want to use it but do not know how to get started.  Please bring a spinning wheel that is in good working order, notebook, pen or pencil, scissors, at least 3 bobbins, a lazy kate if you have one, knitty knotty if you have one.  A variety of different types of fiber will be given to each student to practice spinning.  If you have fiber you want to experiment with, bring it along.  Depending on time, if some students are far enough along we will try some plying.

Class Size: 10

                                                                         

                                                        

 

# 104 - Intro to Rigid Heddle Loom Weaving - Kathy Moskal - Instructor, 9:00 a.m. - Noon

Cost: $ 65.00 / Student 

Skill Level: Beginner

In this class we will walk you through how to set up your loom using the Direct Warm method, introduce you to weaving terminology (warp, weft, etc) hand 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. 

Please bring a working rigid heddle or table-top loom with you to class.

Class Size: 6

                                                                                          

 

 

 

 

# 105 - Introduction to Weaving  - Kelly Anders - Instructor, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Cost: $ 65.00

Skill Level:  Beginner

We will go over basic terminology, what is weaving, and do a choice of several simple weaving projects.  Triangle continuous strand weaving, flower weaving, and lucet weaving.   Students will have a 6" triangle loom to take home at the end of class along with a finished project.  All equipment and supplies included.

Class Size: 10

                                                               

 

 

 

Saturday April 10th 2021

Afternoon Classes

 
                  

# 203 - Needle Felted Easter Eggs - Elizabeth Whitton - Instructor, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m

Cost: $65.00/student, includes all materials.

Skill Level:  Beginner

Description:  Learn the basics of "sculpting" and "decorating" with wool and leave with a beautiful and unique set of Easter Eggs.  First we will learn how to make an egg shape.  Participants can try out a variety of felting tools which help the sculpting go faster.  Then we will add on the colorful designs.  This is good practice if you would like to use needle felted embellishments in other projects.  During the class, we will also cover the basics of felting supplies including types of needles, best tools and kinds of wool that work well for felted artwork.

Class Size:  12

 

 

 

 

# 204 - Introduction to Card Weaving - Kathy Moskal - Instructor, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Cost: $ 65.00 / Student Includes All Materials

Skill Level: Beginner

Using the age-old art of card weaving (or tablet weaving), you can create beautifully patterned bands to use as belts, straps, bookmarks, or to embellish other weaving projects.  This class will teach you how to read the pattern, to warp the cards and to weave with this ancient and fascinating system.  We will be using a simple 6-card pattern draft, warping the loom and weaving book marks or a strap in up to 3 different patterns.  Class includes cards, weaving materials, pattern and board loom that you will take home.

Class Size: 8

                                             

 

 

 

 

# 205 - Introduction to Turkish Spindle - Kelly Anders - Instructor, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Cost: $ 45.00

Skill Level: Beginner. 

This is a  beginner level class.  Learning drop spindle can be tricky.  Learning on a Turkish spindle, can be easier.  We will go over spinning terminology and types of spindles.  We will spin a single and ply it.  You will be able to try out a few different types of fiber and we will discuss the pros and cons to the different fiber we use.  You will receive a Turkish spindle to keep and fiber for class is provided. 

Class Size: 10

                                                                     

                                                                           

 

 

Sunday April 11th 2021

                                             

# 303 - Grazing Sheep - Elizabeth Whitton - Instructor, 9:00 a.m. - Noon

Cost: $ 65.00 / Student

Skill Level: Beginner

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 "Grazing Sheep" landscape.  These techniques can be applied to other flat needle felting projects.  Workshop includes all materials.  tools and finger guards will be available 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 a good hand / eye coordination, manual dexterity and be able to work with focus and care - felting needles are sharp!

Class Size: 12

                                                                          

                                                                                 

 

 

 

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

All Materials Included  - Sorry This Class is Canceled

Skill Level: Beginner

This is a very usable tote basket with an added overlay that creates a cross stitch design.  There will be several colors available to make the tote your own.  This is a 6 hour class so please bring a lunch or snack.

Class Size: 8

                                       

        

 

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