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Check out the Class Schedule and the Class Descriptions to choose those that interest you. You only pay for the classes you sign up to take.
Please notice some class times overlap, so make sure that you select classes that you will not have scheduling conflict.

Friday 9am-12pm

Baby Surprise Jacket Explicated  

Teacher: Jennifer Susannah Miller, M.A.

Class Cost: $60
Materials Cost: $0

Friday 9am-12pm
3 hrs – 24 students max

ZimmermanTips and tricks for understanding the famous Baby Surprise Jacket by Elizabeth Zimmerman; creative colorwork and innovative textures in the BSJ; creating a really special, heirloom-quality baby gift.

Materials: None


Beginning Shuttle Tatting

Teacher: Roiana Buckmaster

Class Cost: $50
Materials Cost: $0

Friday 9am-12pm
3 hours – 6 students max

img_1179A simple method of tatting for beginners, that takes the mystery out of this wonderful lace form. In this class, students will learn the two halves of the tatting stitch, making a picot for decoration, making a ring and joining rings – all by crafting a butterfly pin. Materials are provided as well as a tatting shuttle for students to keep, and are included in the class fee. Class size is kept small for plenty of individual instruction.


Coiled Baskets

Teacher: Joi Chupp

Class Cost: $40
Materials Cost: $0

Friday 9am-12pm
3 hrs – 15 students max

image-4If you have been involved in almost any fiber arts, you probably have left over yarns or maybe first attempts at spinning. There is not enough for a project but you just can’t part with them. Coiled Baskets is a great way to showcase these yarns.
In this class students will learn the simple techniques used to make a one of a kind bowl or basket. They will also learn other uses for their new skill besides baskets.
All supplies will be provided. However a pair of scissors would be helpful.


Zoom Loom Weaving Class

Teacher: Beverly Anglin

Class Cost:$30
Materials Cost: $45

Friday 9am-12pm
3 hrs – 10 students max

img_1131Students will learn the basics of Pin Loom Weaving. How to choose yarns that work well with a pin loom. Learn the difference in warp and weave steps on a loom How to measure yarn for warping. How to measure yarn for weaving. How to use weaving needle specific to pin loom weaving. How to read a basic pin loom pattern. Student will weave a basic square during class. Handout with detailed instructions for pin loom weaving. Instructions and pictures/graphics Pattern interpretation and a listing of websites that are specific to pin loom weaving.
Supplies will be provided. Loom kit, yarn, and basic pattern to make a square.


Introduction to Natural Dyes

Teacher: Jonee Davis

Class Cost: $50
Materials Cost: $0

Friday 9am-12pm
3 hrs – 12 students max

image-6Mother Nature is gracious enough to lay a color palette right outside our windows. We will explore some of what she has to offer, giving you the courage to go out and sample more.
Students will go home with samples we dye in class plus others dyed previously. All materials furnished except a pen or pencil to take notes.


Friday 12pm-6pm

Towels with Lace

Teacher: Kathy Perito

Class Cost: $100
Materials Cost: $0

Friday 12pm-6pm
6 hrs – 6 students max

image-8Join us to weave a pair of fingertip towels with a lace border using a Cricket Rigid Heddle Loom.
We will cover everything you need to know to prepare the loom and weave the project. All materials and equipment needed will be provided for use during the workshop.
The instructional handout you will receive contains the information needed to complete the wet finishing process once you get home.


Weaving with Knitting Yarn

Teacher: Mary Berry

Class Cost: $90
Materials Cost: $0

Friday 12pm-6pm
6 hr – 10 students max

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Knitting yarn is GREAT for weaving, too! (Especially when you have a STASH that rivals your LYS!) But it does have a few “quirks” that can ruin your project! Certain yarns are fabulous DESIGN choices, but need a little “special handling” to create a WOW piece. In this class, you will learn these quirks, design ideas, and more! Learn the best way to warp your loom when using knitting yarn, and how to weave in a way that gives you the fabric you want. We will focus on the special qualities of knitting yarn that make weaving with it just a bit more challenging, and answer all those pesky questions such asimage-9 What do I do when a warp yarn breaks? How hard should I be beating? Can I use “this yarn” for warp? This is hands-on, warp and weave, fun and learning! You’ll walk out of this class ready to plunge head first in that gigantic cushion of stash!
Homework: None
Materials
I will bring a selection of yarn that furthers the objectives of the class. However, students will also be asked to bring yarn, along with scissors, their rigid heddle looms, and tools that came with their rigid heddle looms. I can also bring looms for those students who do not yet own a rigid heddle loom if they make arrangements in advance.


Friday 1pm-4pm

Continental Knitting

Teacher Katie Clark

Class Cost:$35
Materials Cost: $0

Friday 1pm-4pm
2 hrs – 10 students max

image-12Most Americans learn to knit English style (carrying working yarn in the right hand), but ribbing, colorwork, and knitting in general can be much easier sometimes when you carry your yarn in your left hand. Learn and practice how to comfortably hold your yarn and “pick” your stitches the right way to continental knit. You may never “throw” your yarn again!

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Required Skills: Knit & Purl
Techniques: Knitting & purling carrying yarn on left hand
Materials to bring: Recommended worsted weight yarn, Straight or circular needles in size appropriate for yarn.


Brioche – It is Everywhere!

Teacher: Kathy Berkshire

Class Cost: $40
Materials Cost: $0

Friday 1pm-4pm
3 hrs – 6 students max

imageThe brioche stitch is a favorite of hip designers today. Brioche creates a lovely, cushy fabric that is deceptively easy to knit. We will use two colors, but no worries: you only work with one color at a time. And it is reversible! We will begin a scarf (which can be seamed to create a cowl) and you will have all the skills you need to “bark” and “burp”!
Skill Level: Intermediate. Confident with basic knitting skills.
Bring Materials:
1 skein each of 2 contrasting colors in worsted weight, approximately 200 yards each.
24” Size 8 circular needles (needles must be circular).
Stitch marker.
Pattern and handouts will be provided in class.
Homework:
Cast on 23 stitches loosely. Leave on needle and bring to class.


Spinning 101

Teacher: Brenda Harrower

Class fee $50.00
Materials $0

Friday 1pm-5pm
4 hrs – 6 students max

Come join Master Spinner Brenda Harrower for your trip down the rabbit hole! Spinning is relaxing, productive, and just plain fun. We will go over basic wheel maintenance and learn the short forward, or worsted draw. Just bring your working wheel and I’ll get you started on the time of your life! Wool will be provided. Wheel rental may be available depending on a vendors capability to bring them.


Learning to Twine

Teacher: Jonee Davis

Class Cost: $50
Materials Cost: $0

Friday 1pm-5pm
4 hrs – 12 students max

image-5Learn how to weave a beautiful rag rug or place mats without the expense of buying a loom. Twining is an ancient craft that has been done basically the same way throughout time. I will show you how to use up those leftover scraps of material or yarn from prior projects, worn out jeans, or even a bed sheet that somehow got a hole in it. After completing this class project you will have a sample that can be used as a hot pad to adorn your table. The twining frame is yours to keep. All materials will be furnished, including handouts
Level: All levels


Friday 4pm-6pm

Introduction to Crochet

Teacher: Katie Clark

Class Cost:$35
Materials Cost: $0

Friday  4pm-6pm
2 hrs – 8 students max

image-13Get started crocheting by learning the basic crochet stitches: chain, single crochet, double crochet, and slip stitch. You will begin with a swatch of various crochet stitches. You can make it into a square washcloth or piece it with other squares to make your first scarf or even an afghan.

Skill Level: Beginner
Required Skills: None
Techniques: Crochet: chain, single crochet, double crochet
Materials to bring: worsted weight yarn (#4) US H hook (5 mm)


Beginning Drop Spinning

Teacher Donna Peyton

Class Cost: $30
Materials Cost: $0

Friday 4pm-6pm
2 hrs – 10 students max

img_1122Students will learn the basics of spinning on a drop spindle.
Students need to bring a drop spindle and some fiber.


Saturday 9am-12pm

Design Your Own Shawl without Charts or Math

Teacher: Jennifer Susannah Miller, M.A.

Class Cost: $60
Materials Cost: $0

Saturday 9am-12pm
3 hrs – 24 students max

The geometry of shawls and how they are constructed. Make two simple decisions, choose a yarn or two, and start knitting! Modify your color and stitch patterns as you go. This class provides loads of options and suggestions for unique shawls of various shapes, and covers color combining, texture, and simple lace patterns, as well as three shawlstarting methods: garter tab, 3-stitch cast-on, and provisional cast-on.
Materials: None


Entrelac

Teacher: Donna Peyton

Class Cost:$30
Materials Cost: $0

Saturday 9am-12pm

img_1123Entrelac is the technique of knitting a single fabric that looks woven.  Learn to knit these tiered blocks in this easy class.  Students need to know basic knitting and purling techniques.  Picking up stitches is a plus but can be learned in class.

Materials
Worsted Weight Yarn
Size 8 needle


Spinning Skills 201

Teacher: Mary Berry

Class Cost: $45
Materials Cost: $10

Saturday 9am-12pm
3 hours – 10 Students Max

image-11This class is for people who can spin and ply but want to take the “next steps” to create beautiful yarn. We will start by reviewing the parts of the wheel, when you should adjust them, and why. Your wheel should work for YOU, not the other way around. Then we will focus on techniques such as spinning across the top, fractal spinning, spinning from the fold, and more. We will talk about when you might want to use these (and other) techniques, and how they will benefit you.

Materials:

I will provide a selection of spinning fiber. Supplies Students Should Bring: Spinning Wheel, 3 bobbins, Lazy Kate, Niddy Noddy, any spinning fiber that you want special help with.

Homework: None


Fair Isle Deconstucted!

Teacher: Kathy Berkshire

Class Cost: $40
Materials Cost: $0

Saturday 9am-12pm
3 hrs – 6 students max

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It is said that if you can knit with one color you can knit with two.  It is only a matter of thinking one row at a time and watching the magic of Fair Isle unfold.

The colorwork patterns known as Fair Isle originated in the Shetland Isles and have a long and rich history.  Each Fair Isle pattern is magical.  You work across each row with two colors to create a beautifully patterned fabric.  Even a simple, stranded pattern looks like a work of art.

We will knit a cowl in the round with ribbed borders and a traditional Shetland pattern.

Skill Level: Intermediate. Confident with basic knitting skills and knitting in the round.
Materials required:
1 skein each of 3 contrasting colors in sport or DK weight. Each color will require approximate 150 yards.
24” size 5 circular needle.
6 stitch markers, with one in a unique color to designate the beginning of your round.
Pattern will be provided in class.

Homework:
Designate one of your colors as the main color (MC).  Your MC will be the background color and the other 2 colors will be used for your pattern.  With MC, cast on 144 stitches.  Join, place marker for beginning of the round.  Knit 7 rounds of K1, P1 ribbing.  Leave on needle and bring to class.


Introduction to Weaving on an Inkle Loom

Teacher: Roiana Buckmaster – Buckmaster Family Farm

Class Cost: $70
Materials Cost: $0

Saturday 9am-12pm
4 hours – 10 students max

img_1180Have you ever looked at the big harness looms and wondered if weaving was for you? This class is your chance to find out! We will use a Mini Inkle Loom to explore weaving with a simple heddle system to create a basic warp-faced fabric that will introduce you to some of the principles used in weaving on the multiple harness looms. You will learn to warp your loom, tie heddles, create 2 different sheds to pass the shuttle through, how to keep your edges tidy, how to fix a broken warp thread, and how to begin and end your project. Class fee includes a handcrafted wood loom and shuttle for you to keep, along with the yarn for your class project


Saturday 12pm-3pm

T-Shirt Yarn Basket Class

Teacher: Katie Clark

Class Cost:$60
Materials Cost: $0

Saturday 12pm-3pm
3 hrs – 8 students max

image-14Learn a new crochet technique! Create one of these great, eco-friendly baskets made out of recycled T-shirt yarn that you can make yourself! The sturdy baskets are great for holding spa gifts or other small items. But the design can be altered to make a larger tote.

Skill Level: Beginner
Required Skills: Single crochet
Techniques: reading patterns, making yarn out of recycled t-shirt
2 L or XL t-shirts or 3 M t-shirts and T-shirt Yarn Basket pattern (included)
Materials to bring: US N hook (10 mm)
Rotary cutter, Ruler, Scissors, Tapestry needle, and mat (optional, but recommended) Tape measure


Dimensional Weaving

Teacher: Joi Chupp

Class Cost: $55
Materials Cost: $0

Saturday 12pm-3pm
3 hrs -12 students max

image-3Have you wanted to learn to weave but we’re intimidated by the warping process or all the rules? Do you just want to have fun with weaving? Then this class is for you. We won’t throw out all the rules, but we aren’t going to be bound by them either.
In this class we will use a small tapestry style loom that can become part of the weaving. The students will learn different stitches and use different materials to create one of a kind weavings. Instructions will be given for patterns and some common shapes. Students will be encouraged to find the methods that create the designs they are happy with.


Saturday 12pm-6pm

Table Runner with Contrasting Border

Kathy Perito

Class Cost: $100
Materials Cost: $0

Saturday 12pm-6pm
6 hrs – 6 students max

image-7Join us to weave a table runner with medallions forming a contrasting border using a Cricket Rigid Heddle Loom.
We will cover everything you need to know to prepare the loom and weave the project. All materials and equipment needed will be provided for use during the workshop.
The instructional handout you will receive contains the information needed to complete the wet finishing process once you get home.


Peg Loom Weaving-Beginning

Teacher: Jonee Davis

Cost: $50
Material Cost $0

Saturday 1pm-5pm
4 hrs – 12 students max

img_1207Explore all the possibilities of using a Peg Loom in a variety of ways. After taking this class your imagination will be the only boundaries of your creativity. Learn different techniques using a variety of mediums such as yarn, cloth strips, beads, buttons, even feathers. You will be taking a project home with you
This class is for all levels. Use of a Peg Loom included in class fee. All materials furnished.


Tunisian Crochet Basic

Teacher: Beverly Anglin

Class Cost: $30
Materials Cost: $15

Saturday 1pm-4pm
3 hrs – 10 students max

img_1130Students will learn the basics of Tunisian Crochet. Student must have good working knowledge of basic crochet for this class. How to choose yarns that work well with Tunisian crochet. Learn the difference in basic crochet hooks and Tunisian hooks. How to read a basic Tunisian pattern. Student will LEARN two basic stitches during class. Tss; Tsp; Student will understand forward pass and return pass; vertical bar. Handout with detailed instructions for Tunisian Crochet along with pictures/graphics. Pattern interpretation and a listing of websites that are specific to Tunisian Crochet. Listing of You tube sites and books for reference.
Materials supplied: yarn, hook and pattern will be supplied.


Lace Weaving on a Rigid Heddle Loom!

Teacher: Mary Berry

Class Cost: $75
Materials Cost: $10

Saturday 1pm-6pm
5 hours – 10 students max

Just because the rigid heddle loom is simple to operate does NOT mean that your weaving needs to look plain and flat. Add texture and visual interest with woven lace! In this class, you will learn a wide variety of lace stitches, both finger manipulated and those using a pick-up stick, and create a lace sampler for your reference. Warping instructions will be provided well in advance of class, so that class time will be spent weaving, weaving, weavingHomework: Students will warp their looms in advance of class.
I will provide a detailed, bound, handout that students will take home.
Materials:
Students should bring a warped loom, two pick-up sticks, and at least two shuttles.


Saturday 3pm-6pm

Kumihimo

Teacher: Joi Chupp

Class Cost: $55
Materials Cost: $0

Saturday 3pm-6pm
3 hrs -10 students max

Kumihimo is the art of Japanese Braiding. Kumihimo has many uses, but often thought of as a small round braid used as trim on clothing. However there are also square and flat braids created In Kumihimo. And the braids can be made thick as well as fine.

In this class students will learn the round braid, but they will also get instructions on the other braids. They will see how adding beads in different ways can totally change the purpose of the braid. Kumihimo is fairly simple and repetitive. There is a rhythm to the braiding. Once students learn the few rules they will see how much fun it can be.


Beginning Needle Felting: Felt a Gnome or Santa

Teacher: Beth Collier-Shafer

Class Cost: $35
Materials Cost: $0

Saturday 4pm-6pm
2 hrs – 12 students max

 

Get into the holiday spirit and learn the basics of needle felting by felting a Gnome or Santa. In this workshop, participants will learn the basics of felting by making a Gnome or Santa (under 6” tall). In the class participants will learn the basics of needle felting, contouring, adding locks for hair and attaching a hanging loop. The felting needles are VERY sharp so children should be at least 8 years old (with adult) and 10 if they will not have an adult buddy.


Sewing Seams and Picking up Stitches

Teacher: Kathy Berkshire

Class Cost: $30
Materials Cost: $0

Saturday 4pm-6pm
2 hrs – 4 students max

img_1199Seam with confidence! In this class, you will sew swatches together vertically and horizontally, and your seam will be invisible! We will also pick up stitches on a side edge as well as cast-on and bound-off edges. Come to learn, or practice!
Skill Level: Intermediate. Confident with basic knitting skills.
Materials:
Three swatches as described in Homework.
Small amount of yarn in color which contrasts with your homework.
Size 8 or 9 needles, a sewing needle, Several locking stitch markers.
Homework:
With light colored worsted weight yarn and size 8 or 9 needles, knit 3 swatches in stockinette stitch. Each swatch should measure approximately 6” by 6”. To work best with your swatches during class, wet block or steam block so that your edges lay flat.

The geometry of shawls and how they are constructed. Make two simple decisions, choose a yarn or two, and start knitting! Modify your color and stitch patterns as you go. This class provides loads of options and suggestions for unique shawls of various shapes, and covers color combining, texture, and simple lace patterns, as well as three shawlstarting methods: garter tab, 3-stitch cast-on, and provisional cast-on.
Materials: None


Beginning Shuttle Tatting

Teacher: Roiana Buckmaster

Class Cost: $50
Materials Cost: $0
3 hours – 6 students max

A simple method of tatting for beginners, that takes the mystery out of this wonderful lace form. In this class, students will learn the two halves of the tatting stitch, making a picot for decoration, making a ring and joining rings – all by crafting a butterfly pin. Materials are provided as well as a tatting shuttle for students to keep, and are included in the class fee. Class size is kept small for plenty of individual instruction.

 

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