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2023 Workshops 
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Pin Loom Weaving classes (WS313 and WS323) have been cancelled.

Please email oregonflockandfibereducation@gmail.com if you have any questions regarding classes.  

Sheepy Steeky Coasters

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Is steeking on your knitting bucket list? Why would you knit something in the round to knit a flat object? How can you keep your cut knitting from falling apart? So many questions, and we have the answers! This coaster class is gentle introduction to crocheted steek reinforcement. You’ll knit the homework, and then we’ll reinforce, cut, and finish in class. Previous crochet experience not required.

Materials provided

Student will be provided with a link to purchase the pattern online prior to class.

Please bring

Completed homework using one light-colored and one dark-colored worsted-weight wool yarn, 50 grams/100 yards each, NOT superwash (example: Malabrigo Worsted). You want a nice fuzzy/sticky wool for a good first steek experience. 16”US 7/4.5 mm circular needle, or size to get a fabric you like. **Bring your leftover yarn to class with you.

When

Friday AM

9 - Noon

Cost

$ 55.00

Level

Knit/Purl, Cast On/Bind Off, work in the round

May be available, check in with Workshop Registration on site

Homework

Details for the homework to be knit will be sent ahead of the class.

WS315

Artisan Goat Milk Soap Making

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Goat milk soap is fun to make and great for your skin! This workshop will be a combination of demonstration and hands-on fun! We will make goat milk soap using a basic recipe and then discuss how participants can build on the recipe to add herbs, textures, and designs. Learn the benefits of using fresh goat milk in soap, where to go for soap making supplies, how to add herbs and other delights to soap recipes, and how to mold, cure, and age your handmade soap. Each participant will take home a lovely bar of finished soap. An emphasis of this workshop is to use ingredients that are natural and available locally.

Materials provided

All materials provided

Please bring

Nothing

When

Friday AM

9 - Noon

Cost

$ 70.00

Level

All welcome

May be available, check in with Workshop Registration on site

Homework

None

WS314

Sampling Pacific Northwest Wools

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The variety of sheep in the PNW is amazing! How many have you spun? Here is a chance to spin local and spin many different varieties of wool. Each type has different characteristics, do you know them? Come and join us for a chance to learn about some of the wonderful breeds lurking in our area.

Materials provided

Many samples of local wool, raw and roving & a handout.

Please bring

Spinning wheel

When

Friday AM

9 - Noon

Cost

$ 80.00

Level

Should be able to spin a consistent single

May be available, check in with Workshop Registration on site

Homework

None

WS311

Pin Loom Weaving in Three Dimensions - Creating a Snowy Owl

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One of the advantages to pin loom weaving is that because the loom is so small and efficient we can weave and create delightful projects in a short period of time. In this class we will weave and construct a Snowy Owl. Students receive complete printed instructions as well as all the yarn, stuffing, and other tools needed. Students do need to bring their own 3-pin style 4" pin loom with them. If you have a 2" pin loom, please bring it along, but there will be some 2" looms available to use in class. Students need to be able to weave on the pin loom without supervision.

Materials provided

Printed instructions, all yarns needed for the project plus stuffing and other supplies needed to create your little animal.

Please bring

4" Pin Loom

When

Friday AM

9 - Noon

Cost

$ 60.00

Level

Intermediate

May be available, check in with Workshop Registration on site

Homework

None

WS313

A Good Fleece

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There are so many sheep fleeces just waiting for you! Whether you buy raw fleece from a farm, a sale, or the trunk of a friend's car, know what makes a good quality, usable fleece that you'll be happy with. We'll learn what affects a fleece, from different breeds and husbandry through shearing, skirting and the basics of washing. And finally, in this hands-on class, you'll be more able to look at that raw wool fleece and feel more confident in assessing it and knowing what to do with it once it's yours. This class will also help beginning shepherds to grow, handle and evaluate your own wool.

Materials provided

Handouts, fleece samples

Please bring

Nothing

When

Friday AM

9 - Noon

Cost

$ 85.00

Level

All welcome

May be available, check in with Workshop Registration on site

Homework

None

WS316

Woolly Painted Pumpkins! (Needle Felting)

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Beyond Orange! Pumpkins are sage blue, rosy-salmon, dark green, pale cream, or gold and splattered and streaked with contrast. In this class we will recreate the painterly expressions that blanket the surface of this classic icon of autumn. This course offers an easy, solid start for anyone new to the craft, as Heidi shares her techniques to create a basic form, attach stems, leaves, or tendrils, and how to choose, blend and layer fibers. These skills can be applied beyond pumpkins and will add to the repertoire of the experienced needlefelter, too. Each student can expect to finish one 4-inch pumpkin in class.

Materials provided

Wool fibers, needles, tools, supplies to complete one 4 inch pumpkin, with additional fiber to spare

Please bring

Nothing

When

Friday AM

9 - Noon

Cost

$ 85.00

Level

Some previous felting experience helpful

May be available, check in with Workshop Registration on site

Homework

None

WS312

Beginning Spinning Wheel / Getting to Know Your Wheel

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Have you ever wanted to learn how to spin your own yarn? It’s fun, it’s relaxing, and I can show you how! In this beginning class you’ll learn about wheels, spinning methods, best fiber for beginning spinners, and basic wheel maintenance. In the morning we'll start with getting to know wheels and how they work. After lunch we'll move on to spinning singles and then plying. By the time you leave, you will have a basic understanding of your wheel and the skills to start spinning on your own.

Materials provided

2-4 ounces of spinning fiber, detailed resource guide and WIP tool.

Please bring

Spinning wheel with at least three empty bobbins and a lazy kate. Wheels must be in good working order, ready to use. If you would like to borrow a wheel, please make a note in the comments section.

When

Friday All Day

9 - 4:30

Cost

$ 125.00

Level

Beginner

May be available, check in with Workshop Registration on site

Homework

Students should have a basic understanding of how their specific wheel works. While we will cover basic wheel mechanics, this is not a wheel repair class.

WS301

Rigid Heddle – Clasped Weft

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Clasped Weft is a fun weaving technique that can easily add new creative touches to the design, color, and textural dimensions of your Rigid Heddle weaving. Learn this fun and easy to do technique along with multiple design possibilities while you create a stunning, one of a kind scarf on your Rigid Heddle loom. We’ll discuss when, why, and how to use clasped weft, project design ideas, color choices and interactions, and yarn choices along with a simplified way to do the technique and another way to add to its complexity.

Materials provided

All yarns required for the class project; a detailed handout, supplemental weaving equipment as needed

Please bring

Rigid Heddle Loom ASSEMBLED and ready to weave on, and all of its additional equiment

When

Friday All Day

9 - 4:30

Cost

$ 135.00

Level

Student needs to be able to warp a rigid heddle loom and have completed a project.

May be available, check in with Workshop Registration on site

Homework

None

WS302

Sheep Milk and Sheep Cheese

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While sheep provide beautiful fiber for us, some breeds also can provide us with plentiful milk. Let's explore the world of dairy sheep and the amazing milk they can provide. We will learn about the components of sheep milk, and we will make and taste some sheep cheeses! You will leave with a good understanding of how you could provide your family with this unique and delicious protein source.

Materials provided

All materials will be provided.

Please bring

Bring a container to take home some cheese we make together

When

Friday PM

1:30 - 4:30

Cost

$ 80.00

Level

All welcome

May be available, check in with Workshop Registration on site

Homework

None

WS324

Spinning The Long Wool Breeds

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A quick overview of spinning long wool breeds. We will discuss many of the breeds, and get to try spinning combed, carded and flicked fibers from as many breeds as time allows.

Materials provided

Students receive a nice stash of several longwool breeds and a handout

Please bring

Spinning wheel required, Hand Cards/Flick Carders (if you have them)

When

Friday PM

1:30 - 4:30

Cost

$ 80.00

Level

Should be able to spin a consistent single

May be available, check in with Workshop Registration on site

Homework

None

WS321

Pooling is a Cinch

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Pooling is a Cinch is a convertible piece that will please both hat and cowl lovers. The stockinette stitch body is a perfect canvas for playing with assigned pooling. Worsted weight yarn knits up quickly for a fun introduction to this technique.

Materials provided

Yarn and Pattern Link

Please bring

16 or 20” US 6/4 mm circular needle, or size to get a fabric you like. If you’d rather make a loop cowl, a 24” US 6/4 mm circular needle is appropriate. One stitch marker to note beginning of round.

When

Friday PM

1:30 - 4:30

Cost

$ 85.00

Level

Able to Knit, Purl, Cast on/Bind off, working in the round

May be available, check in with Workshop Registration on site

Homework

None

WS325

Pin Loom Weaving in Three Dimensions - Creating a Pin Loom Pussycat

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Weave a pin loom pussycat in an afternoon. We will be weaving and then creating this pussycat as a fun project for gifts, embellishments or maybe as a gift for your favorite cat! We going to have a fun time making animals. All the yarn, stuffing, other supplies and printed instructions will be given to you.

Materials provided

Printed instructions, all yarns needed for the project plus stuffing and other supplies needed to create your little animal.

Please bring

Bring your own 3-pin style 4" pin loom with you. If you have a 2" pin loom, please bring it along, but there will be some 2" looms available to use in class.

When

Friday PM

1:30 - 4:30

Cost

$ 60.00

Level

Intermediate. All students need to be able to weave on their pin loom without supervision.

May be available, check in with Workshop Registration on site

Homework

None

WS323

Needle Felted Sunflower Pin

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This elegant sunflower pin holds the power to advance and hone one’s needle felting sculptural skill! Students will learn to patiently gather fibers in repeat quantities to form consistent petals of the same scale. Along the way, Heidi will cover how to blend and shade each petal for an overall coherent and dynamic final presentation. The magic comes together in the assembly, which may appear challenging, yet works up quickly with Heidi’s signature tips and techniques. Students will complete one 3.75 inch sunflower, and leave with skills to puzzle out an approach to create other types of blossoms.

Materials provided

Wool fibers, needles, tools, supplies to complete two sunflower pins in a variety of colors

Please bring

Nothing

When

Friday PM

1:30 - 4:30

Cost

$ 85.00

Level

Some previous felting experience helpful

May be available, check in with Workshop Registration on site

Homework

None

WS322

Woven Bark Pouch in Cedar or Willow

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Come make a bark pouch! In this class students will use hand harvested and processed cedar bark and/or willow bark to create a small rectangular basket. Participants will have the option to add beads or cord so the basket can be worn as a necklace. This basket will be made using a combination of plaiting and twill patterning to create a lovely bark pouch. We will have time to talk about how to harvest and process the materials we are working with. Students will leave with a better understanding of the plants, increased weaving experience and a one of a kind hand woven basket.

Materials provided

Cedar bark, willow bark, rock & crystal beads, hemp cord

Please bring

Scissors, small spray bottle, small clips-optional-cord or yarn and beads you love

When

Friday PM

1:30 - 4:30

Cost

$ 95.00

Level

All welcome

May be available, check in with Workshop Registration on site

Homework

None

WS326

Punch Needle Basics

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Learn the basics of Punch Needle Rug hooking while completing two projects. First you will make a mug rug on Monk's cloth to learn the basic stitch lengths, don't worry there are only two! You will then go on to complete a project on a pre-stretched linen frame that will be ready to hang when you are done!

Materials provided

All materials and the use of a punch needle in class.

Please bring

Scissors

When

Saturday AM

9 - Noon

Cost

$ 95.00

Level

All welcome

May be available, check in with Workshop Registration on site

Homework

None

WS344

FAMACHA and Integrated Parasite Management Training

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In this workshop we will go over a variety of methods and approaches for managing parasites in your sheep, goats and camelids, each participant will leave certified in the use of FAMACHA to identify anemia caused by parasites in their animals. Topics covered include proper use of chemical dewormers, how to identify animals that need to be treated, management decisions affecting parasitism and holistic approaches to parasite management. Ened is a veterinarian with a special interest in small ruminant medicine and is certified as a FAMACHA instructor by the American Consortium for Small Ruminant Parasite Control. Related workshop: Sat PM WS355 Sheep and Goat Fecal Egg Count Testing

Materials provided

FAMACHA Training materials and the FAMACHA certification card.

Please bring

Nothing

When

Saturday AM

9 - Noon

Cost

$ 75.00

Level

All welcome

May be available, check in with Workshop Registration on site

Homework

None

WS345

Minerva Entrelac Cowl

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Minerva is an entrelac cowl or scarf, knit flat. Why knit a round cowl flat? To learn all the elements you need to know for any entrelac project, and to avoid a huge game of yarn chicken on a long scarf or loop cowl knit from the long edge! Entrelac looks like it’s woven, but it’s just a lot of squares and triangles, knit one at a time. You’ll want to knit just one more square. Choose your length: short or long cowl, or long scarf.

Materials provided

None, Student will be provided with a discount link to purchase the pattern online prior to class

Please bring

100 (200)g /200 (400) yards of worsted weight yarn for short (long) cowl with a long, slow color change. Noro is a good example, and a long gradient is also nice. 24 inch US size 8 (5.0 mm) circular needle, or size that gives you a fabric you like.

When

Saturday AM

9 - Noon

Cost

$ 55.00

Level

Able to Knit, Purl, Cast on/Bind off

May be available, check in with Workshop Registration on site

Homework

None

WS343

Supported Spindling

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You spin to relax, right? Well come learn the ultimate relaxing way to spin, SUPPORT SPINDLING! You can do it with your feet up, lying in bed, or even while driving (well not anymore with the new distracted driving law). Did you know any fiber can be spun on a support spindle? In this class the instructor will give you a wealth of information on supported spindling and will take you step by step through the process of spinning on a support spindle. And yes, you will have the hang of it before our time is up. You will also have the chance to try different types of spindles, bowls, and fiber.

Materials provided

Extensive handout and fiber packet

Please bring

Bring a support spindle and bowl if you have them, if not instructor has some you can use.

When

Saturday AM

9 - Noon

Cost

$ 70.00

Level

Student should have some spinning experience either on a wheel or drop spindle.

May be available, check in with Workshop Registration on site

Homework

None

WS342

Darn Pretty

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Have you ever thought of darning as art? Beautify your mending while extending the usefulness of socks and other garments. Prepare to be inspired as we learn to incorporate colors, patterns, and more to create an intimate objet d’art. We start with simple darning to learn the steps, then venture into stripes, plaids, and twills. Then we learn other techniques such as scotch darning, swiss darning, and various blanket stitch mends, and discuss when (and why) you might use each one.

Materials provided

Full color handout

Please bring

Yarn, Bring odds and ends of leftover yarns of various weights along with embroidery or sashiko threads, including some lace weight mohair/silk if you have any available. If you don't have threads, don't worry. There will be some available to use in class. Brings socks, T-shirts, or other garments that have holes or frayed areas, OR a stockinette stitch swatch that you don't mind snipping into. If you will be mending socks, bring a darning egg or mushroom, or a small apple or orange will do in a pinch. If you will be mending fabric, bring scraps of fabric (neither of the above are necessary to bring if you will be practicing on a knitted swatch), Tapestry needles, small and large, for knitted mends, Sashiko or #20 Chenille needles for fabric mends, Scissors.

When

Saturday AM

9 - Noon

Cost

$ 60.00

Level

All welcome

May be available, check in with Workshop Registration on site

Homework

None, but if students want, they can knit a stockinette stitch swatch to practice on during class

WS341

Design and Dye Your Own Warp

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Design your own warp, first on paper and then we’ll get the dyes out and handpaint our own warps. Instructor will provide multiple bouts of cotton warp and fiber reactive dyes for students to use. Paint a warp that is one color, two colors, or more. Asymmetrical or symmetrical? Students will take home dyed and wrapped warps to finish curing at home. There will be discussions on color blending, theory and design ideas. Please note: This class involves the use of pre-wound warps with a cross at one end, meant for multi shaft looms. They can only be used on a rigid heddle loom if you know how to warp your loom using lease sticks, one method of indirect warping.

Materials provided

3 yard cotton warps, fiber reactive dyes, soda ash solution, foam brushes, plastic wrap, flagging for warp labeling, towels. Student handout.

Please bring

Gloves, apron, sketchbook, pencil, eraser, color pencils or crayons, plastic tape measure, gallon ziplock bag to seal and transport warp home in.

When

Saturday All Day

9 - 4:30

Cost

$ 145.00

Level

All welcome

May be available, check in with Workshop Registration on site

Homework

None

WS333

Beginning Rigid Heddle Weaving

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Learn how to make the most of the Rigid Heddle Loom! These wonderful looms make it easy to weave just about anywhere and anytime. They are a relatively inexpensive way to get into weaving and are lightweight, portable, and practical. They can be used to make everything from everyday useful things such as hand towels to luxurious shawls for that evening at the opera.
This class is designed to teach the soup to nuts of weaving on a Rigid Heddle Loom. We'll cover how to select yarns and plan a project, how to calculate and prepare a warp, how to thread the loom, and how to weave the project.
You will leave the class with a completed purse and the ability to use your Rigid Heddle Loom on your own to weave a variety of handwoven projects.

Materials provided

All yarns for the class project will be provided along with supplemental equipment as might be needed; a detailed handout

Please bring

Rigid Heddle Loom ASSEMBLED and ready to weave on, and all of its additional equiment

When

Saturday All Day

9 - 4:30

Cost

$ 135.00

Level

All welcome

May be available, check in with Workshop Registration on site

Homework

None

WS332

Beginning Spinning Wheel / Getting to Know Your Wheel

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Have you ever wanted to learn how to spin your own yarn? It’s fun, it’s relaxing, and I can show you how! In this beginning class, you’ll learn about wheels, spinning methods, best fiber for beginning spinners, and basic wheel maintenance. In the morning, we'll start with getting to know your wheel and how they work. After lunch, we'll move on to spinning singles and then plying. By the time you leave, you will have a basic understanding of your wheel and the skills to start spinning on your own.

Materials provided

2-4 ounces of spinning fiber, detailed resource guide and WIP tool.

Please bring

Spinning wheel with at least three empty bobbins and a lazy kate. Wheels must be in good working order, ready to use. If you would like to borrow a wheel, please make a note in the comments section.

When

Saturday All Day

9 - 4:30

Cost

$ 125.00

Level

Beginner

May be available, check in with Workshop Registration on site

Homework

Students should have a basic understanding of how their specific wheel works. While we will cover basic wheel mechanics, this is not a wheel repair class.

WS331

Needle Felted Longwool Sheep or Goat

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Students will learn needle felting basics and combine these skills to create an adorable longwool, fluffy sheep or goat. They will go home with instructions, a kit,and one completed critter standing about 5 inches tall and 6 inches long.

Materials provided

Reusable foam mat, 3 felting needles, instructions, all the roving and longwool locks to create one project, and a reusable bag to keep it in.

Please bring

Nothing

When

Saturday PM

1:30 - 4:30

Cost

$ 85.00

Level

All welcome

May be available, check in with Workshop Registration on site

Homework

None

WS354

Cover Your Head in Gotland Style

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The island of Gotland is 3 hours off the coast of Sweden and they have developed a style of stranded colorwork that incorporates motifs and colors that were borrowed from other cultures around the Baltic Sea. The colorwork incorporates geometric, floral, and representational motifs and color charts are used to work the color patterns. These patterns are fun to knit and fun to wear. You will receive a yarn kit containing yarn spun from the longwool of Swedish Gotland sheep, several charted color patterns and a traditional style knitting pattern for a hat to work on in class.

Materials provided

A yarn kit in traditional yarn made from Swedish Gotland wool, handouts and pattern

Please bring

Needles appropriate to knitting in fingering weight yarn, generally size #2 (2.75mm), #2 1/2 (3mm), or #3 (3.25mm.) They can be DPNs, 2 circulars, or one long circular, depending on which method is preferred. Also bring normal knitting supplies such as tapestry needle, stitch markers, scissors, and whatever is used to assist in reading charts.

When

Saturday PM

1:30 - 4:30

Cost

$ 70.00

Level

Intermediate, Should have experience knitting in the round

May be available, check in with Workshop Registration on site

Homework

None

WS353

Beginning Crochet

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So you want to learn to crochet? Well this class will have you HOOKED! You will learn how to do a beginning chain, all the basic crochet stitches (slip stitch, single crochet, double crochet, half double crochet, and treble crochet), how to turn your work for working in rows, and changing colors. As we learn we will be creating a cotton dishcloth. You can go home with the skills to make many more cloths, scarves, and rectangular shawls.

Materials provided

Handouts

Please bring

Approximately 200 yards of unmercerized worsted weight cotton yarn, size H crochet hook, scissors, and large eye yarn/tapestry needle.

When

Saturday PM

1:30 - 4:30

Cost

$ 61.00

Level

All welcome

May be available, check in with Workshop Registration on site

Homework

None

WS352

Sheep and Goat Fecal Egg Count Testing

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A significant part of producing excellent fiber is related to animal health.
This workshop will compliment the FAMACHA Training workshop and provide
background information on sheep and goat internal parasites. Fecal Egg Count (FEC) Testing will be demonstrated and interpretation/application of test results will be discussed. Students will receive training in how to collect fecal samples and there will be time for students to perform FEC Testing with collected samples. Related workshop: Sat AM WS345 FAMACHA and Integrated Parasite Management Training

Materials provided

All materials to perform FEC testing will be provided during the workshop. Electronic handouts will include a FEC test procedure and equipment list, training images for parasite identification, and additional information on parasite monitoring and control. Information on purchasing FEC test materials and equipment will also be provided.

Please bring

Nothing

When

Saturday PM

1:30 - 4:30

Cost

$ 70.00

Level

All welcome, FAMACHA Class recommended prior to this class

May be available, check in with Workshop Registration on site

Homework

None

WS355

Great Sweaters are Made, not Born

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Sweaters are the magnum opus of the knitting world, and yet something that intimidates many knitters. Knitting a fitted sweater, more than a shawl that does not need to fit a particular size, can be quite a daunting proposition. It’s a lot of knitting, a sizable investment, and how can you be sure it will fit? After all, swatching is a pain, and swatches lie anyway, don’t they? When pondering such a large scale project that needs to fit, a host of questions and doubts can arrive. The key to knitting a great sweater is simple, yet often overlooked. Yes, one must have the requisite knitting skills, but more important than that is creating a good sweater fabric in the yarn you plan to use (regardless of the needle size and gauge stated in the pattern), and then adjusting the pattern to suit your own fabric and gauge. In this class, we look at common sweater structures and examine how, when, and where to make adjustments to gauge in a pattern, once you have found your ideal fabric. We thoroughly discuss swatching as a means to an end - a necessary evil, if you will. Come with an open mind, prepared to learn tools to liberate yourself from the need to blindly follow a sweater pattern, hoping for the best.

Materials provided

Full color handout

Please bring

Yarn, Needles/ hooks, Bring one or more swatches in yarn(s) that you are considering using for your sweater, along with the pattern you want to use (see Homework). Also, you may want to bring needles in the sizes you are considering, just in case you decide to make another swatch during the class. Bring a calculator, paper and pencil, measuring tape, and if desired, helpful pattern notes culled from the Ravelry projects for this pattern.

When

Saturday PM

1:30 - 4:30

Cost

$ 60.00

Level

Intermediate

May be available, check in with Workshop Registration on site

Homework

Work a stockinette stitch swatch that is at least 5” wide and 4” long. Measure the stitches and rows over 4” both before and after blocking. Work swatches until you have made a good sweater fabric, regardless of the needle and gauge stated in the pattern.

Make a note of the gauge stated in the pattern and see whether your blocked swatch agrees with the stated gauge. Ask yourself if you like the drape and other qualities of the fabric you are getting. If not, you may want to try a swatch with another needle size. The goal is to get a fabric you think will be nice for your sweater. Note: always look at the projects on Ravelry for your sweater pattern that contain “helpful” notes to see issues other knitters have had with the pattern.

WS351

Drop Spindle Basics

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Students wil choose a fancy stone drop spindle and learn the basics of spinning a variety of fibers on their new drop spindle. We will work on spinning a variety of different types of yarn,even lockspun art yarn! Students will go home with a fancy stone handmade drop spindle, printed instructions, extra fiber to continue building on the skills learned in class, and a reusable bag to carry it all home in.

Materials provided

Fancy Stone Top Whorl Drop Spindle, printed instructions, 3 different types of fiber to spin from; roving, batt, and locks, and a reusable bag to carry it all home in.

Please bring

Nothing

When

Sunday AM

9 - Noon

Cost

$ 85.00

Level

All welcome

May be available, check in with Workshop Registration on site

Homework

None

WS372

Magic Loop Socks

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Every knitter wants to learn how to knit socks. In my opinion, socks is to knitting as ballet is to dance, it's the core of knitting. Once you can knit socks, you can knit anything! However, most knitters dislike working with the traditional double pointed needles and most dread the kitchener graft! There lies the sock issue! We’ll learn how to knit socks, one at a time using the Magic Loop Technique. We'll discuss basic sock construction and the math behind the sock. We'll walk through the process step by step and we'll even eliminate the kitchener graft! Yup, there is a new and improved way to graft those toes and it's super easy to memorize! Once you take this class, you may never need another sock pattern again! We’ll also discuss pro’s and con’s to knitting with Magic Loop circs versus double pointed needles and how to convert patterns to the Magic Loop way.

Materials provided

None

Please bring

Sock Yarn with knitting needles in an appropriate size.

When

Sunday AM

9 - Noon

Cost

$ 55.00

Level

Intermediate

May be available, check in with Workshop Registration on site

Homework

None

WS371

One Pot Dye Wonder

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Using the kettle dyeing technique, you will dye 6 different fiber types simultaneously in one dye bath to achieve some surprising results. People will ‘wonder’: “How’d you do that?” In this class, we will cover the basic use of the color wheel, how to mix the three primary colors to achieve different secondary hues, and then dye 6 different fiber types at once to see the various results each fiber type produces. You will leave class with 6 unique samples of dyed protein fibers and the knowledge and ability to pursue more of these exciting results on your own.

Materials provided

All fibers, all dye, dye equipment, and a handout

Please bring

Apron, rubber gloves, mask (dye powder should not be inhaled)

When

Sunday AM

9 - Noon

Cost

$ 80.00

Level

All welcome

May be available, check in with Workshop Registration on site

Homework

None

WS374

Woolen Watercolors - Painting with Wool

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Come create your very own masterpiece while learning to paint with wool. We’ll start with needle-felting your design, building color and textures, and then we’ll finish it off with a steam wet-felt before matting and framing your work. I’ll provide everything you need, including colored fiber, felting needles, foam mats, picture mat and frame, and you bring an inspiration photos, your love of color and a willingness to learn and create!

Materials provided

Everything you need to create one Woolen Watercolor in class including colored fiber, felting needles (single and multi-tool), foam mats, picture mat, frame, and resource guide with step-by-step instructions.

Please bring

All materials will be provided, Students should bring an inspiration photo with them to class. They may bring their favorite felting needles, but it is not required.

When

Sunday AM

9 - Noon

Cost

$ 80.00

Level

All welcome

May be available, check in with Workshop Registration on site

Homework

Please bring an inspiration photo with you to class.

WS375

Spinning Long Draw

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Described by some as a faster method of spinning, long draw spinning produces woolen yarns that can be soft and lofty, or firmer and more tightly twisted. We’ll discuss fiber prep and type, uses for the yarn, and wheel set-up. Types of long draw demonstrated will include non-supported, supported and English styles.

Materials provided

All fibers to be used in class

Please bring

Spinning wheel, If you have a Woolee Winder, please bring a standard flyer as well; at least 3-4 bobbins; hand cards; lazy kate

When

Sunday AM

9 - Noon

Cost

$ 70.00

Level

Intermediate

May be available, check in with Workshop Registration on site

Homework

None

WS373

Cotton Spinning Made Easy

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Learn how to adjust your wheel for short staple fibers and how the long draw works best for spinning cotton sliver. Students will be spinning cotton off the seed, carding the ginned cotton into punis and then spinning the natural-colored cotton sliver. Plying, blending color and other fibers into your cotton to give unique yarns that are their own creation will be taught as well as tips for caring and using your handspun cotton yarns. Endorsed by Joan Ruane, the “cotton queen”, international instructor and cotton expert.

Materials provided

1/2 oz. cotton lint, 1/2 oz acala sliver, 1/2 oz total of a variety of colored cotton sliver

Please bring

Spinning wheel, Carders (cotton carders if available) , 3 empty bobbins, lazy kate, & niddy noddy

When

Sunday All Day

9 - 4:30

Cost

$ 130.00

Level

Should be able to spin a consistent single

May be available, check in with Workshop Registration on site

Homework

None

WS361

Tapestry Weaving Sampler

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In this workshop you will learn the fundamentals of tapestry weaving including warping your loom, various weaving techniques and tips, weaving structures (stripes, meet and separate, hatching, soumak, dots, pick and pick, weft interlock, and building shapes), and finishing a tapestry piece. As you learn and practice these skills you will be creating mini tapestry pieces suitable as mug rugs. After completing this course, you will be well equipped to further your tapestry endeavors.

Materials provided

Mini Loom Kit, cotton thread (warp and spacer), felt backing, sewing thread, extensive tutorial handout

Please bring

Scraps of worsted weight wool yarn in at least 3 colors, scissors, several tapestry needles with eye large enough for threading yarn through.

When

Sunday All Day

9 - 4:30

Cost

$ 130.00

Level

All welcome

May be available, check in with Workshop Registration on site

Homework

None

WS363

Round Reed Basket Weaving

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If you're interested in learning how to weave baskets, this workshop might be just what you're looking for. Basket weaving has been near and dear to Michelle's heart for over 25 years, and during that time, she has helped many people discover the joys of this traditional craft. One of her favorite techniques is using "round reed" to create simple yet beautiful baskets. This material is easy to work with and feels great in your hands, making it an ideal choice for beginners who want to learn the basics of weaving. Whether you're looking to create something functional or decorative, this basket weaving workshop will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to get started.

Materials provided

All the reed needed to weave two round reed baskets, written instructional guide with resources and special tips, and a goodie-bag.

Please bring

2- Dish Towels – we will be working with WATER • Optional: Apron

When

Sunday All Day

9 - 4:30

Cost

$ 150.00

Level

All welcome

May be available, check in with Workshop Registration on site

Homework

None

WS362

Taking your knitting skills to the next level

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Have you been knitting for awhile but haven't been happy with the end product? Are you self taught or did your grandmother teach you? Always wondered why your knitting isn't as refined as others? This is the class for you! We'll learn how to do a prettier cast on that can be used 3 different ways, learn how to bind off with more elasticity, how to shape shoulders without the bumps and ladders and how to create the perfect one row buttonhole that won't grow and a new join and graft! You’ll walk away with a ton of new knowledge and plenty of handouts and resources to take your knitting to an all new level. It's a great class for anyone wishing to hone in on their knitting skills.

Materials provided

None

Please bring

Yarn and knitting needles appropriate for the yarn you bring.

When

Sunday PM

1:30 - 4:30

Cost

$ 55.00

Level

All welcome

May be available, check in with Workshop Registration on site

Homework

None

WS381

Wool/Mohair Braided Mug Rugs and Trivet Mat

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Students will receive instruction on how to braid and felt blended wool/mohair roving, sew and finish braided strands into a mug rug and a trivet mat. The techniques used for these smaller braided projects are the same as those needed to make large spiral oval and butted round rugs. Students will have the opportunity to finish a rug mug and trivet mat in class. They’ll then work on braiding roving in class for their second mug rug and leave with instructions on how to felt and finish it at home using the techniques they learn by finishing the other items.

Materials provided

All materials needed to finish two mug rugs and one trivet mat.

Please bring

Nothing

When

Sunday PM

1:30 - 4:30

Cost

$ 95.00

Level

All welcome

May be available, check in with Workshop Registration on site

Homework

None

WS385

Combing and Carding for Spinning and Success

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Do you wonder if you need hand cards, combs, or both? Do you have hand cards and/or wool combs that you wish you knew how to use or want to be more comfortable using? We'll look at the various types of both as well as the types of fibers that work well with the various types of each. We'll also look at color blending on cards, blending boards and combs.

Materials provided

All fibers to be used in class

Please bring

Hand cards and/or combs, a limited number will be available for use in class. A spindle or spinning wheel for sampling if time allows

When

Sunday PM

1:30 - 4:30

Cost

$ 70.00

Level

Able to spin consistent singles

May be available, check in with Workshop Registration on site

Homework

None

WS383

All-In-One Beginning Rug Hooking

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