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Fall Fiber Expo 

October 12th & 13th, 2019

Dying, Felting, Tapestry, Crochet, Basket making

 

 

Saturday October 12th 2019 

 

# 201 - Beginner Painting with Wool   -   "Mountain Sunset"    With Elizabeth Whitton - Instructor, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.    Saturday Morning

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 "Mountain sunset" and the confidence to try out other needle felting projects.                                All Materials Provided

*Participants should have a good hand-eye coordination, manual dexterity, and ability to work with focus and care (felting needles are very sharp!)

Cost: $80.00 Per Student - Includes all materials.

Class Size:  14

                                                

 

 

 

 

# 202 - Make 2 - 3 Small Felted Pumpkins    With Patsy Lidgard - Instructor, 9:00 am. - 11:30 a.m.     Saturday Morning

Skill Level: This Class is for all skill levels, but is especially good for beginners.

Description: Join Patsy Lidgard, of Daily fiber Felting, to learn how to sculpt these cute pumpkins for your fall decorations.                                                                            We will use needle felting to create three - 3 inch orange pumpkins with green stems and curly tendrils. 

Cost:  $ 65.00 Per Student - All Materials included

Class Size:  8

                                                             

 

 

# 203 - Hand Painted Yarn or Roving  With Sue Schalk - Instructor 9:00 a.m. - 12:00         Saturday Morning

Skill Level:  Beginner

Description:  Learn different dye techniques along with color theory.  You will have the option of hand-painting yarn and / or roving using protein dyes and set them using the microwave.             

Class Includes tools, dyes, yarn and or roving.

Please bring an apron and rubber gloves as this class can get messy.   Also a plastic bag to take home wet items.  

Cost: $ 75.00 per student.

Class Size: 8

                                                                                                                 

 

# 204 - Weaving Beginning Tapestry  With Nancy Macali - Instructor    This is an all Day Class for Saturday October 12th 2019

Skill Level:  Beginner

Description:   Beginning Tapestry Course, Learn basic tapestry techniques. A Basic Cardboard loom will be provided along with a tapestry needle and yarn. Students are welcome to bring additional yarn / materials to be incorporated into their tapestry.  Printed instructions will be provided. 

Please bring to class scissors, pen and paper. Also any yarn or other materials you would like to include in your tapestry

Cost:  $105.00 per student - plus $35.00 to be paid directly to instructor at the beginning of the class.

Class Size: 12

 

 

Saturday Afternoon October 12th 2019

 

# 301 - Make a Fish Leather Wallet   With Joe Manthei, Instructor - 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.     Saturday Afternoon

Skill Level:  Beginner        Age 16 and Older

Description:   Learn how to make a minimalist fish leather wallet - handcut and handstitched.  This small wallet works well for business cards as well as a couple of credit cards.  Instruction will include handstitching techniques using saddle stitching.  

Students should bring sharp scissors, ruler and a marking pen.

Cost:  $35.00 per student - Plus Material Fee of $25.00 paid directly to the instructor at the beginning of the class.

Materials fee includes fish leather (enough for two wallets- make one at home) tiger thread, two harness needles, two patterns, practice leathers for handstitching.

Class Size:  6

                                                   

                                                                        

 

# 302 - Learn How to make Felted Gnomes   With Patsy Lidgard - Instructor  12:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.      Saturday Afternoon

Skill Level:  Advanced Beginner or prior pumpkin workshop from this morning. 

Description:  Friendly gnomes     Join Patsy Lidgard, of Daily Fiber Felting to learn how to needle felt your very own gnome with curly beards and a flexible hat.   Body and hat colors will vary.  

This class is intended for intermediate felters or adventurous beginners with at least one needle felting class under their belt.

Cost: $ 75.00 per student - All Materials included.

Class Size: 8

 

 

# 303 - Nuno Felting a Scarf   With Sue Schalk, Instructor  1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.        Saturday Afternoon

Skill Level:  Beginner

Description:  Let your creativity out and design a scarf which you will Nuno Felt!!!   Previous students have had a lot of fun in this class.

You will have the choice of kits in several colorways.  Kits include everything needed to make a scarf with leftovers for another to be made a home.  

This class is a bit messy and wet.  Students should bring a towel or two and a plastic bag to take home wet items. Please do not wear anything low cut as you will be bending over a lot in this class.  Gloves may be helpful if you are sensitive to dish soap.  

Cost: $75.00 per student     Includes all Materials

Class Size: 4       Limited number of spaces  - register quick!!

 

                                                                                                                                                       

 

 

# 304 - Rainbow Dye Pot  With Christina Drennan Coghill - Instructor 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.                Saturday Afternoon

Skill Level: Beginner - This class is appropriate for all skill levels.

Description:  This Class will use Redding Method Dyeing techniques to dye a multiple color fiber pot.  You will use 5 different colors to dye a rainbow.  It is possible to dye multiple colors in 1 pot without muddying.  Students will receive 8 oz of various fibers, all supplies needed to dye, Namasate Farms Wool wash and wash and dye shampoos.  Students need to bring a 16 - quart pot, thrift store finds are fine. Not necessary but if wanted students can bring an apron, gloves, and face mask.

Cost:  $40.00 per student - plus $45.00 paid directly to the instructor at the beginning of the class.

Class Size: 15

                  

 

 

Sunday October 13th 2019 

 

# 401 - Storage Basket  With Kathy McMinn - Instructor 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.   

Skill Level: Beginner

Description:  This is a great basket to hold your newest project or anything else!!  It has a unique and fun to weave bottom, then weaves up the sides in a simple twill.  The top is finished off with some leather handles.   This can be woven in natural or color.  This is a 5 hour class so bring a lunch or snack 

Cost:  $55.00 per student - Everything  will be supplied

Class Size:   8

                                                                                                                                  

 

# 402  - Beginning to Crochet - Crochet for Lefties   With Heather Macali - Instructor 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.    

Skill Level:   Beginner

Description:  Learn how to do basic crochet techniques.  This course will cover chaining, single, double and triple crochet.  It will also cover how to count stitches.  This course is for left hand and right hand dominate students.  Yarn, crochet hook, and handouts will be provided.  

Cost: $60.00 per student - plus $20.00 Material fee paid directly to instructor at the beginning of the class.

Class Size:  12

 

                                                                              

 

# 403  - Intermediate Painting with Wool    With Elizabeth Whitton - Instructor, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.    

Skill Level:  Experience with 2d (flat) needle felting.  Or Mountain Sunset Class from Yesterday.

Description:  Pick Your Own Picture!!!    Choose your own photo or painting to interpret with wool (LANDSCAPES ONLY!).  If you do not have one in mind the default picture will be based on the Tuscan Landscape shown in the class photo.  Participants should have the basic experience with 2d (flat) needle felting before taking the class (taking the beginner class on Saturday - Mountain Sunset counts for this experience).  For those who want to choose a picture, they will need to be e-mailed to Elizabeth one week before the class: feltedsky@gmail.com so a unique wool color palate can be put together for each individual.  Participants will need to bring a printed or electronic copy of their picture to use during the class.  Materials will include a large foam mat, prefelt backing, felting wool and felting needles.  

Cost:  $105.00 per student - All Materials Included

Class Size:  8

                                                                      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fiber Expo Fall 2018

 

Fall workshops were a hit!!

2018 Class List

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

 
 

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

 

#301 - Inkle Band Tote Basket - Kathy McMinn - instructor, 

 

#303 - Fall Leaves Needle Felted Designs - Elizabeth Whitton - instructor,

 

 

#304 - Making Variegated Color Skeins with Natural Dyes - Lori Evesque - instructor

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

 

 

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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