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2013 Fiber Festival Workshops

 

 

Needle Felted Landscapes

Kristen Walsh

November 2, Room One from 9:30-12 noon

Maximum Class Size: 20

Skill Level: Basic

 

In this workshop you will create a beautiful landscape on wool felt. Many techniques will be demonstrated and used to make realistic trees, rocks, and flowers.

 

The student kit includes: wool roving/batt in all necessary colors, wool felt, felting needles, ribbon, and an optional foam pad ($7additional fee). You may also bring your own foam needle felting pad.

 

Fee:  $25 

Material fee: $10, (to be paid at time of workshop).

 

 

Hairpin Lace Scarf in a Day

Jennifer Raymond

November 2, Room One from 1:00-4:30

Maximum Class Size: 12

Skill Level: Basic. Students should know how to work basic crochet stitches, such as single crochet, chain and double crochet.

 

Hairpin lace crochet is the perfect answer when you need a quick gift that looks classy! This technique, using a loom, can create beautiful pieces of work both large and small. By the end of this class you'll have learned the basics of this technique, in addition to completing a project.

 

Students should bring a crochet hook suitable for worsted yarn weight yarn. Worsted weight yarn that is not fuzzy and light colored (to be able to see the stitches) Hairpin lace loom that reaches 1 1/2 inches.

 

Fee: $40

 

 

 

Crazy Mixed-Up Slip Stitches

Jennifer Raymond

November 2, Room Two from 9:30-12 noon 

Maximum Class Size: 12

Skill Level: Intermediate-Advanced. Students must be able to knit, purl, yarn over, increase, decrease, and read knitting.

 

Looking for a challenge with your knitting? This 3 hour workshops explores the many different types of slipped stitches: from false cables, lifted stitches, wrapped stitches and much more.

 

Students should bring worsted weight yarn that is not fuzzy and light colored: to be able to see the stitches. Needle size that gives you 5 sts/in in worsted weight yarn. Stitch markers: both normal and locking, and a pen and pencil.

 

Fee: $40

 

 

 

Felted Jewelry Shapes & Design

Lyn Harris

November 2, Room Two 1:00-3:00

Maximum Class Size: 22

Skill Level: All Levels. No prior felting experience required.

 

Students will learn basic felted jewelry shapes: round and oblong beads, felted snakes and tassels. These shapes will then be used to create jewelry.

 

Students should bring specific beads or specialty yarns or jewelry components they wish to use in their designs.

 

Fee: $25

Material Fee: $8 Includes all roving, felting supplies, basic sewing supplies, and assorted jewelry components. (To be paid at time of workshop)

 

 

 

Lacy Felted Scarf

Lyn Harris

November 3, Room One from 9:30-11:30 

Maximum Class Size: 22

Skill Level: All Levels. No prior felting experience required.

 

When wet felted Wensleydale wool creates a beautiful lacy effect.  Come make a scarf in this two hour class, which is perfect for holiday gift giving.

 

Students should bring a towel, but not necessary

 

Fee:  $30

Material Fee: $8 Material fee includes Wensleydale wool roving, use of basic felting supplies kit, fancy yarns and ribbons for embellishments.  (To be paid at time of workshop)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Needle Felted Santa & Elf

Kelly Corbett

November 3, Room One from 12:00-1:30

Maximum Class Size: 20

Skill Level: Basic

 

This class provides the materials, tools, and instructions you'll need to learn to needlefelt while creating a roly-poly Santa and his cheerful little elf companion, both with curly beards.

 

Fee:  $10 

Material Fee: $20 Includes complete kit containing wool, felting needles, skewers, sheep curls, and full color instructions. (To be paid at time of workshop)

 

 

 

 

Hairpin Lace Crochet

Beverly Army Williams

November 3, Room Two from 9:30-12:30

Maximum Class Size: 10

Skill Level: Basic/Beginner

 

Learn the basics of hairpin lace crochet by making a wrister you can wear on its own or use as the cuff of a mitten or glove. Students in the workshop will learn to: cast on, make the basic hairpin lace stitch, bind off, join strips, and finish with simple crochet edging.

Students should bring 3.5 mm crochet hook, bent-tip needle to weave in the ends.

 

Fee: $20

Material Fee: $5/$10.75 Includes yarn, (color choices will be offered) pins, foil and an option to purchase hairpin lace loom. (To be paid at time of workshop)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Folk Art Rug Hooking

J. Conner

November 3, Room Two from 1:00-3:00

Maximum Class Size: 12

Skill Level: Beginner

 

Like all old fashioned crafts, rug hooking is low-tech, simple and lots of fun! You can easily incorporate rovings, hand spun and commercial yarns, felting techniques and embellishments, once you have mastered the basics. Learn the sequence and procedure of rug hooking, form start to finish. Every step will be demonstrated. You will choose from a variety of simple folk art designed rug hooking kits, for a small mat or chair pad, purchased directly from the instructor.

 

Students should bring their favorite pair of fabric scissors (if you own a pair)

Fee: $10

Material Fee: $58.50 Includes hook, instructions, designs suggestions, binding, burlap, hoop, and selection of one-of-a-kind heirloom and dyed wools.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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