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 Fiber Expo Spring 2024



Saturday Morning April 20th 2024


# 101 Learn Hand Sewing in Sheepskin, Instructor Anette Karlsson    9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m

Cost:  $ 85.00 / Student

Material Fee: $ 25.00 Paid directly to the instructor before class.

Skill Level:  Beginner

Class Size: 14 Students

In this class students will learn about hand tools and basic techniques for hand sewing in sheepskin.  

You can choose to make slippers, mittens, or a stuffed toy for your own project.  No experience

needed, beginner's welcome!!

Please bring a thimble, notebook and black ink pen to class. All other materials included.



# 102 Peg Loom Wall Hanging, Instructor Kelly Anders   9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Cost:  $ 115.00 / Student     All Material Included

Skill Level:  Beginner

Class Size: 6 Students

In this class you will learn how to use a peg loom to make a decorative wall or door hanging for Memorial Day.  

We will be using red, white and blue fabric strips to create your one of a kind hanging while learning this simple

weaving style that will allow you to make rugs, placemats, bags, straps, belts and so much more!!

The loom is yours to KEEP and is valued at $ 60.00 plus all the supplies you need to make this project are included.....

Please bring a pair of scissors with you to class.  








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

Cost: $ 80.00 / Student 

Skill Level: Beginner

Class Size: 6 Students

You may choose to make a Hounds - tooth or Log Cabin design scarf.

In this class we will walk you through how to set up the loom, introduce you to waving 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!!. 

I have 2 riddle heddle looms available to use or buy.  Please contact me at k.moskal@hotmail.com.



Please bring a working rigid heddle or table top loom and 2 shuttles with you to class. 






# 104 Introduction to Tapestry, Instructor Nancy Macali         9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Cost:  $ 125.00 / Student       

Skill Level: Beginner

Class Size:  12 Students

This class will cover a variety of tapestry techniques - including warping a frame loom, color change, basic 

composition, eccentric weft, fringe, ghiordes knots, soumak and professional finishing.  You will choose a weaving

kit that includes a basic frame loom, yarn, tapestry needle and comb.

Students are welcome to bring additional yarn, and or materials to be incorporated into their tapestry, although 

enough yarn will be provided.  Printed instructions will be given to each student along with access to videos for

supplemental instruction to complete weaving.  Each tapestry will be unique, using texture, color and composition. 

All projects completed will be one - of - a - kind!!

Supplies Provided;  Weaving kit - plexi glass fram loon (12" X 15"), various yarns and fiber, tapestry needle and

comb.  Students please bring a notebook, pen/pencil and scissors to class. 




Saturday Afternoon April 20th 2024



# 201 Decorate your own Dryer Balls, Instructor Tina Etter       1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Cost: $ 45.00 / Student        All Materials Included

Skill Level:  Beginner

Class Size: 20 Students

Decorate a set of 3 dryer balls, (premade by your instructor) using a variety of materials including

prefelts, yarns, and roving using needle felting techniques.  Please bring a medium size sharp

pair of scissors, and go home with your very own dryer ball - made by you!





# 202 Skein Dying with Professional Dyes, Instructor Missy Cushman   1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Cost: $ 65.00 / Student     All Materials Included

Skill Level:  Beginner

Class Size:  10 Students

In this class you will be given a 100 gram skein of 463 yards. This is an ideal all purpose yarn that will be made of (75% SW

Merino / 25 % Nylon). You will then learn how to dye your skein of yarn using the variegated dying method, while also 

using professional dyes.  After your skein has been dyed you will be heated and then your skein will need to cool down before

it can be washed.   You will go home with your own hand dyed skein - What will you make???









Sunday April 21st 2024


# 301 Colorful Bowls, Instructor Kathy McMinn            9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p,m.

Cost:  $ 75.00 / Student            All Materials Included

Skill Level:  Beginner

Class Size:  10 Students

These bowls are started on a class mold with a wood base.  You will choose a design and then add your choice of color. 

This is a fun, easy way to weave a basket if you have never done one before.  It is an all day class and will last

about 6 hours, so please bring a lunch, and you will still have time for shopping!!






# 302 Hand broom Tying Class, Instructor David Shepherd   9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Cost:  $ 65.00 / Student      All Materials Included

Skill Level: Beginner

Class Size: 6 Students

In this class you will make your very own hand broom.  We will be using  traditional broom making techniques 

and a broom makers bobbin to make the broom.  It is a hand broom using natural and red dyed broom corn.

The Finished broom is useful and functional or can be use as a decoration for the upcoming Memorial Day Holiday.

Broom making requires use of both hands and feet, you will be sitting up using your hands and feed to create

tension on the cord while baking the broom. Please bring a pair of scissors to class with you. 




# 303  Needle Felt a "Kevin"   Instructor Tina Etter,       9:00 a.m - 3:00 p.m.

Cost: $ 95.00  / Student      All Materials Included

Skill Level: Intermediate

Class Size: 10 Students

Okay so it's not really Kevin, but it is silly and bird like.  Make a 3D standing sculpture using needle felting techniques

worked over armature and incorporating some unconventional tail feathers.  So bring your imagination and I will 

bring all the stuff needed to make your Kevin come true!    Previous needle felting preferred, My Saturday class

would count as previous experience.  Please bring a medium sized pair of sharp scissors and plyers with wire

cutter if you have any. 




# 304 Introduction to Shibori,   Instructor Heather Macali     9:00 a.m. - Noon

Cost:  $ 80.00 / Student

Skill Level: Beginner

Class Size: 12 Students

Learn basic Shibori techniques! Shibori is a resist dye technique that is created by clamping and or

stitching the fabric prior to dyeing.  We will cover traditional Shibori clamping and binding techniques, in

conjunction with fiber reactive dyes.  

Cotton and silk fabric, 1 cotton tea towel, dye, dye auxiliaries and printed instructions.

Materials to bring to class:  Measuring spoons, liquid measuring cup, scissors, (1) 5 gallon bucket,

plastic bags to transport wet fabric, bath towel, notebook, pen/pencil, and mask.

Supplies provided: Cotton and silk fabric, dye, MX Fiber Reactive, salt, soda ash, electric kettles, printed

instructions, rubber bands, twine, clamps, resists, mixing containers, and extension cords. 

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