workshop registration OPENS July 22nd 2021

Open call for 2021 class proposals is now closed. 
Interested in teaching? We will be taking proposals for 2022
after the close of the festival this October.

Friday, October 22nd

All-Day Classes

all-day classes are 9am - 4pm With a break for Lunch 

 

WS 001 Learning to Spin on a Wheel 

Level: Beginner  ·  Cost: $130

Instructor: Sari Peterson  

Have you dreamed of making custom yarns that match your vision of what you want for your next project? Soft and fluffy, tightly twisted, thick, thin, or perhaps both? What about creating your own colors. When you can’t find what you want in a commercial yarn why not create your own? Join Sari as she shares an art form that is just as relevant today as it was 200 years ago. We’ll learn basic wheel mechanics, how to turn fluff into yarn, several ways to ply, and even the possibility of spinning straw into gold!

Materials Provided:

All fiber will be provided.

Students should bring: Spinning wheel in good working order.  If you would like to borrow a wheel for the class, please add a note to your registration.

WS 002  Spin Out of Your Rut    

Level: Able to spin a consistent singles yarn ·  Cost: $140

Instructor:  Linda Hansen

Expand your toolbox of spinning styles. Most spinners use only one or two styles of spinning. We'll identify what your "go to" style is, what it's best used for, and then expand your happy spinning skills by giving you different styles to add to your repertoire, from worsted to long-drawn and in-between! Hands-on instruction will help you learn what breeds and types of wool work best for what spinning methods and how that creates the best result in a final product.

Materials Provided:

Handouts and fiber

.

Students should bring: 

  • Spinning wheel,

  • 3 bobbins

  • Lazy Kate

Friday, October 22nd

AM Classes

AM classes are 9am - noon

WS 011 Beginning Rug Hooking

Level: Beginner ·  Cost: $85

Instructor:Judy Taylor

Students will learn everything they need to know to hook heirloom quality rugs, from design to masterpiece in the age-old style. No experience required.

 

Materials Provided:

Rug Kit and Hook


Students should bring: 

  • Scissors

  • wear long pants

WS 013 Weave a Pin Loom Scarf Part 1, Introduction to Pin Loom Weaving

Level:Open to age 10 to 13 if accompanied by an adult, age 14 and up with no restriction.  

Cost: $55

Instructor: Margaret Stump

This is a 3 hour class that will introduce weaving a variety of overshot patterns on the pin loom in order to begin weaving a 4" x 80" scarf. Students will learn how to weave patterns on the pin loom and practice a number of patterns. They will receive written and on line resources on pin loom patterns. Students will have more fun and feel better prepared if they have practiced weaving a few squares on their pin loom before class. This is a stand alone class, there is no requirement for students to take the Part 2 class on joins and patterns.

Materials Provided:

Printed instructions and sample yarn.


Students should bring: 

  • Students should bring a 4" pin loom with the traditional 3 pin grouping.

  • Examples of these looms include vintage Weave-Its, Schacht Zoom Loom, and the Hazel Rose Multi-loom. Blue Butterfly looms will not work because they are the wrong sett.

  • Optional: 150 yards of dk weight or worsted weight yarn for the pin loom scarf. Students can choose to not bring any yarn and just work on sample squares during the class if they would prefer.

WS 014 Nuno Felted Scarf-Merging Silk and Wool

Level: All welcome  ·  Cost: $115

Instructor: Kay Klose

In this class you will create an elegant Nuno felted silk scarf of your own design. Nuno, the Japanese word for cloth, is a process of merging wool fibers into a natural fabric base, producing a lightweight fabric with wonderful drape that is suitable for clothing, accessories as well as home textiles and fiber art. The skills you learn can be applied to creating the items listed above. You will learn surface design techniques, work with merino wool, silk and an array of natural fibers and materials to create your own wearable art.

Materials Provided:

A variety of silk scarves, super fine merino wool fibers, locks, yarns, and all felting tools to include pool noodles, bubble wrap, plastic ties, water bottles soap and matts, needles, foam.

Students Should Bring:

  • Bring two towels

  •  an apron

  •  and any additional fibers you may like to add

WS 015 Beginning Crochet

Level: Beginner ·  Cost: $75

Instructor: Rosanne Anderson

We'll learn to chain, single crochet, double crochet, half double crochet, triple crochet, and discuss plenty of other useful tricks of the trade. (Like making a great hat without worrying about gauge!)

Materials Provided:

A comprehensive book, various crochet hooks, lots of different yarns and a handout.


Students should bring:

  • Paper

  • Pencil

  • Scissors

WS 016 FAMACHA Training

Level: All welcome ·  Cost: $65

Instructor: Dr. Charles Estill

FAMACHA is a diagnostic tool to help you identify parasite infection in small ruminants, such as sheep and goats. The tool is a chart that matches eyelid color to anemia levels, an indicator of parasite infection. This type of diagnosis allows farmers to target treatment only to infected animals, which in some systems has reduced use of deworming agents by 90 percent. Not only do farmers save money, they significantly reduce the likelihood of causing parasites to become resistant to dewormers. During this training you will also become familiar with the common internal parasites and their life cycles, dewormer resistance issues and management options. The FAMACHA training provided in this workshop is only available in-person through certified veterinarians.

Materials Provided:

Students will receive FAMACHA Training materials and the FAMACHA certification card.


Students should bring: 

Smart Phone or Tablet/Laptop in order to view training slides/materials online during training.

WS 017 Mini Oregon Landscape - Needle painting class

Level: All welcome ·  Cost: $80

Instructor: Heidi Leugers

This little painting works up fast with basic needle felting skills! No previous painting or drawing experience required. Heidi will demonstrate and introduce simple 2-D landscape composition basics and then show how, with her signature felting methods, to render the scene exclusively with dry, sculptural needle felting in textured, low relief (bas-relief). Students will learn how to choose the right fibers for different felting methods, how to select foundation materials, fun ways to employ yarns and rovings for detailed and convincing embellishment and employ simple ways to blend fibers for lovely, rich optical mixing without the need for expensive tools. Students can expect to finish one postcard-sized painting in the class.

Materials Provided:

Each kit includes wool fibers, tools and supplies, a pre-drawn backing to complete the project and additional backing material and colored wools of the student's choice to complete more painting projects.

Students should bring: 

All Materials and supplies will be provided

Friday, October 22nd

PM Classes

PM classes are 1pm - 4pm

WS 021 Beaded Kumihimo Bracelet

Level: All welcome·  Cost: $70

Instructor: Teresa Waldo

Come create a lovely beaded bracelet with Kumihimo, the ancient Japanese art of braiding. In this class we will use a circular Kumihimo disk with eight strands of thread that we have strung beads on. We will follow a repetitive pattern to braid the threads together to create spirals of two different colors and sizes of beads. We will then attach end caps and findings to finish our stunning bracelets.

 

Materials Provided:

Handouts with photos, 6” circular Kumihimo disk, silver plated findings, thread, and size 10 silver beads, embroidery card bobbins, and bead threader.

Students should bring:

  • 160 size 6 seed beads in a color of choice (that will go with the silver beads provided by instructor),

  • Needle nosed pliers, Round nosed pliers, and wire cutters if you have them.

WS 022 Locker Hooking

Level: Beginner ·  Cost: $95

Instructor: Rosanne Anderson

While Locker Hooking is certainly not as intricate, detailed, or exacting as so much of our fiber art world, it is a fantastic way to use up tons of stash or "questionable" yarn, wind up with a cushy, beautiful product, and experience the joy of almost instant gratification! (I'm especially fond of that last one!) Even ugly, scratchy fiber results in a beautiful, durable piece of art.

Materials Provided:

Locker hook, prepared canvas, roving, binder yarns, various yarns, instruction book.

Students should bring:

  • Paper

  • Pencil

  • Scissors

WS 023 Weave a Pin Loom Scarf Part 2, Joins and Patterns

Level: Intermediate  ·  Cost: $55

Instructor: Margaret Stump

This three hour class takes you to the next level of pin loom weaving. We will focus on practicing five basic joins as well as finishing techniques for a 4" x 80" pin loom scarf or for any item where you need to join pin loom squares. There will be extra sample squares available. Students will receive written and on line resources on pin loom joins and patterns. There is no requirement that you attend the Part 1 Pin Loom Scarf class.

Materials Provided:

Printed instructions and sample yarn.

Students should bring:

  • a 4" pin loom with the traditional 3 pin grouping.

  • Examples of these looms include vintage Weave-Its, Schacht Zoom Loom, and the Hazel Rose Multi-loom. Blue Butterfly looms will not work because they are the wrong sett.

Student Homework Optional:

6 to 10 Pin Loom Woven squares to build your own album of sample joins. There will be extra sample squares available in class.

WS 024 Intuitive forms, basket weaving with natural materials

Level: All welcome·  Cost: $85

Instructor: Rosey Covert

In this workshop you will use plaiting and twining to create a sculptural basket. You will be using hand harvested and natural materials, including cedar, willow bark, sea grass and iris leaf. The emphasis of this class will be on exploring shape and pattern to create a unique and beautiful basket. Beginners are welcome, no weaving experience is required.

Materials Provided:

Cedar, willow bark, sea grass, iris leaf, tapestry needle and use of scissors and awls.

Students should bring: All Materials will be provided.

WS 025 Needle felted Witch, Ghost and Pumpkin

Level: All welcome ·  Cost: $70

Instructor: Anna Anderson

Create your own unique Halloween decorations in this fun class,suitable for beginners to intermediate students. You will learn all the basic steps of needle felting and work with a wire armature to create cute ornaments. I'll share tips on creating other holiday ornaments using the same skills learned in class. Students will go home with 3 adorable finished ornaments and a reusable needle felting kit.

Materials Provided:

Reusable needle felting kit: foam pad,3 felting needles,and a project bag Class includes all of the material, dyed roving, and locks to create 3 finished projects.

Students Should Bring:

***All materials will be provided***

WS 026 Sheep and Goat Fecal Egg Count Testing

Level: All welcome  ·  Cost: $60

Instructor: Kristi Kistner

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, a demonstration on how to perform Fecal Egg Count (FEC) Testing, training in how to collect fecal samples, and time for students to perform FEC Testing with collected samples. All materials to perform the 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 be provided to students before and during the workshop.

Materials Provided:

Students will receive electronic handouts, to include a FEC test procedure and equipment list, training images for parasite identification, and additional information on parasite monitoring and control. Testing supplies (puppy pee pad, disposable gloves, syringe, pipettes, tongue depressors, sharpie marker, flotation solution, plastic tumblers) will also be provided.

Students should bring:

Smart Phone or Tablet/Laptop in order to view training slides/materials online during training.

Saturday, October 23rd

All-Day Classes

all-day classes are 9am - 4pm With a break for lunch.

WS 031: Beginning Rigid Heddle Weaving

Level: Beginner  ·  Cost: $115

Instructor: Diane McKinnon 

Learn how to make the most of the Rigid Heddle Loom! These wonderful looms make it easy to weave just about anywhere and any time. 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, plan a project, calculate and prepare a warp, thread the loom, and 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 yarn required for the class project plus a detailed handout.

Students should bring:

Rigid Heddle Loom, fully assembled and ready to weave on (not warped).

Bring all additional equipment such as shuttle, etc. that came with the loom.

No Harrisville Easy Weavers looms.

WS 032 Hand Felted Slippers

Level: Adv Beginner ·  Cost: $120

Instructor: LeBrie Rich

In this wet felting class we’ll start by making a pattern with a plastic resist. You’ll learn how to calculate for shrinkage to make a pair of slippers that really fits. Then you’ll lay out the fiber in strategic layers and felt it into fabric using hot water and soap. Finally we’ll full (shrink) the slippers down to size and block them for a professional finish. Students will come away with one completed pair of slippers and the know-how to make more for any sized foot. This technique does not require a shoe last so you really can do it at home without extra equipment. At the end of the class students will be given access to LeBrie’s step-by-step video on how to make felted slippers so you can populate the world with slippers. This class is best for those with some felting experience or scrappy beginners. Wet Felting is physical and requires some stamina and upper arm strength.

Materials Provided:

4 oz. best quality merino wool roving Silk + other fun fibers for embellishment. Plastic resist material for your custom pattern. Instructional video (link emailed to you after the class)

Students should bring:

  • 2 old bath towels,

  • a sharp pair of scissors.

  • Wear a waterproof apron (if you want)

  • comfortable shoes. 

Saturday, October 23rd

AM Classes

AM classes are 9am - noon

WS 041 Exploring Wool - A Breed Specific Show and Tell

Level: All welcome·  Cost: $55
Instructor: Kitty Bryan

 

This is a hands-on exploration of fiber from thirty-five different sheep breeds grouped into families. Taught in a workbook format, the class objective is to introduce sheep beyond merino and thus expand your fabric options.

Materials Provided:

Sheep Breeds workbook

Students should bring: Pencil

WS 042 Viking Knit 4 Petal Bracelet

Level: All welcome ·  Cost: $65

Instructor: Teresa Waldo

Come learn the age-old technique of Viking knitting and walk away with your own finished charm bracelet. Viking knitting is done by looping wire around a dowel and then pulling the wire tube that is created through a draw plate to condense the tube down to the desired thinness. The finished piece resembles the look of knitting. In this class we will explore a brief history of the craft, the tools needed, and the many possibilities of creating beautiful jewelry with this fun technique. Then we will get down to business making a single knit bracelet with a charm attached.

 

Materials Provided:

Handouts with photos, dowel, silver plated wire, findings, and charm.


Students should bring:

Please bring wire cutters, round nosed pliers, and needle nosed pliers if you have them – instructor will have some to share during class.

WS 043 Celebrate Basket Making - Earrings

Level: All welcome  ·  Cost: $65

Instructor: Rachael Grow

If you can thread a needle then you can make these earrings! Celebrate this year’s craft by learning to make these small basket inspired earrings. Learn how to make a coil rope pot, only in miniature. Students will learn how to use and manipulate handspun fiber wire to create unique basket stitched earrings that they will be able to walk out of class wearing! All materials provided, please bring chest sitting magnifying glass for fine work if needed.

Materials Provided:

1 bundle of fiber wire, needle and thread, jump rings and earring wires 

Students should bring: 

Chest-sitting magnifying glass for fine work if needed.

WS 044 Wash and Dye Longwool Locks; taking the fear out of working with locks

Level: All welcome

Cost: $75

Instructor: Anna Anderson

Students will learn tips and techniques to wash and dye a variety of longwool and Mohair locks for use in a variety of projects. If you've always wanted to work with long locks, but didn't know where to start, or had a felting disaster that made you fear the process, then this is the class for you! Students will go home with 2 ounces of extremely long, hand dyed locks and 3-4 ounces of natural and dyed locks, in colors that you choose.

 

Materials Provided:

Instructor will provide a reusable project bag, a reusable mesh washing bag, all of the longwool and mohair locks, dye and materials needed to create some beautiful locks for use in other future projects.

Supplies needed:

  • Apron or old long sleeve shirt to protect clothing from dye,

  • a pair of rubber dish washing gloves,

  • an old bath towel or two.

WS 045 Pick a Peck Basket

Level: All welcome ·  Cost: $90

Instructor: Christina (Chris) M Bush

This basket is very close to 9" square. Woven with reed, natural and dyed in a chase weave technique. Complete with bushel handles and a 5/8" rim and sea grass.

 

Materials Provided:

All tools and material is provided.


Students should bring: All materials will be provided

WS 046 Goat Milk Cheese Making

Level: Beginner ·  Cost: $55

Instructor: Tammi Paul

This class will get participants ready to make their first batch of goat cheese and inspire others to try new cheeses! We will cover best practices such as sourcing goat milk, handling and storing milk, tools and supplies needed to make both soft cheese and hard cheeses, using cheese cultures, reference books, recipes, and more! Class participants will see a variety of tools needed for specific types of cheese and we will discuss how to source items from local suppliers or upsource items that are already available in most homes.

Materials Provided:

Handouts, recipes, hands on demonstration

Students should bring: 

Pencil and perhaps a notebook.

Saturday, October 23rd

PM Classes

PM classes are 1pm - 4pm

WS 051 Knitting with Variegated Yarn

Level:All welcome ·  Cost: $60

Instructor: Kitty Bryan

Do you avoid variegated yarn because you do not know what to do with it? Learn to amplify the beauty of hand-dyed yarn by choosing projects that flatter your skein. Variegated yarns are dyed in one of six distinct patterns. The Gestalt effect provides rules for knitting these yarns into appealing fabrics. Using a workbook, the Gestalt effect is explored for yarn purchase; dye pattern analysis; and project selection. Students analyze a broad range of variegated skeins, successful designs, and failed experiments to identify stitches and projects most suited to the unique characteristics of the yarn.

Materials Provided:

Knitting with Variegated Yarn workbook

Students should bring:2 skeins of variegated yarn; no cakes

WS 052 Stranded Knitting with Portuguese Purling

Level: Intermediate ·  Cost: $65

Instructor: Teresa Waldo

Do you get frustrated with your yarns tangling when you knit with more than one strand? Does your carpal tunnel, arthritis, or joint pain flair up when you knit for long periods of time? Do your yarn floats come out too tight or too loose? Well the solution to these problems lies in an ancient form of knitting known as Incan, Andean, Turkish, Around the Neck, or Portuguese knitting. Come learn a way to do stranded knitting with just a flick of your left thumb. You will be amazed at how ergonomically comfortable this method is, how even your stitches and floats are, and how easy it is to manage two colors of yarn with no tangling. You may never again want to do stranded colorwork any other way. We will be knitting the two-color Blossom Dreams Ear Warmer using the Portuguese purl stitch and working with the wrong side of our work facing us. Our yarns will be tensioned by two hooks attached to our shirts. The Blossom Dreams Ear Warmer has picot edging and a floral stranded knitting pattern that was designed specifically for this class.

 

Materials Provided:

Handout, two knitting hooks, pattern for Blossom Dreams Ear Warmer and pattern for accompanying Blossom Dreams Cowl.

Students should bring:

  • 100 yards of worsted weight yarn for your background color (solid or semi-solid color),

  • 75 yards of contrasting yarn for the floral pattern (handpainted, variegated, gradient, or semi-solid)

  • Size 7 circular needles -16”,

  • tapestry needle,

  • scissors,

  • stitch markers

Student Homework

Cast on 96 stitches with background color.  Join in the round. Purl 5 rounds."

WS 053 Continuous Strand Weaving

Level: Beginner

Cost: $85

Instructor: Hazel Spencer

Using a solid 10.5” wooden frame loom, participants will learn to weave a square with a continuous strand of cotton yarn. The completed square makes a superb dishcloth. Participants will learn to weave using a simple afghan hook. The continuous strand weaving technique on the 10.5″ loom learned in class is the same as for other sized squares and can be used for many projects. Project ideas will be included in the class handout.

 

Materials Provided:

A 10 1/2" square Quilt Weaver Loom, Cotton yarns, weaving hook, packing fork, and instruction booklet.

Students should bring:

  • Bring normal class supplies

  • Worsted yarns

  • If desired, yarn needle, scissors, notebook and pencil, etc.

WS 054 Adventures in Short Rows

Level: Intermediate ·  Cost: $50
Instructor: Amy Snell

Short rows allow us to create shaping and dimensionality in our knitting, giving us the ability to turn a sock heel, raise the back of a sweater neck, or allow for extra room in the bust. Short rows can also be a fun and interesting design element when we play with color in our designs. In this class, you will practice four different methods for creating short rows: wrap and turn, Japanese, German, and shadow wrap short rows. We’ll discuss the benefits of each and talk about how to substitute between them.

 

Materials Provided:

Handout


Students should bring: 

  • About 30 yards of worsted weight yarn and compatible-size (US #7-9) needles

  • OR your preferred weight yarn and matching needles, and a few locking stitch markers or coil-less safety pins.

Student Homework: 

Cast on 20 stitches and work flat in stockinette stitch for an inch.

WS 055 Round Weaving with the Peek a Boo

Level: All welcome ·  Cost: $65
Instructor: Rachael Grow

Peek a boo I see you! Explore round or circular weaving with these 2 weaves in the round. Students will learn 2 different ways to warp the circular frame. In this class we will learn the skills needed to warp a round loom with the peek a boo opening. We will also learn different weaving techniques for hand weaving to get different textures and designs. Learn how to incorporate add-ins such as beads, crystals, or shells for fun accents. Students will walk away from this class with 2 completed projects and the knowledge to continue weaving in the round on your own. All materials provided.
 

Materials Provided:

3 metal rings, handspun yarn, warping thread, crystal, shell, or beads, sari silk ribbons, ribbon.

Students should bring: 

** All materials will be provided. 

WS 056 Goat Milk Soap Making

Level: Beginner·  Cost: $60
Instructor: Tammi Paul 

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:

Handouts, instructions, recipes, and a bar of finished soap to take home.


Students should bring: 

Pencil and perhaps a notebook.

Sunday, October 24th

All-Day Classes

all-day classes are 9am - 4pm With a break for lunch.

 

WS 061 Learning to Spin on a Wheel

Level: All Welcome ·  Cost: $130

Instructor: Sari Peterson

Have you dreamed of making custom yarns that match your vision of what you want for your next project? Soft and fluffy, tightly twisted, thick, thin, or perhaps both? What about creating your own colors. When you can’t find what you want in a commercial yarn why not create your own? Join Sari as she shares an art form that is just as relevant today as it was 200 years ago. We’ll learn basic wheel mechanics, how to turn fluff into yarn, plying, and even the possibility of spinning straw into gold!

Materials Provided:

All fiber will be provided.

Students should bring:

  • Spinning wheel in good working order.

  • If you would like to borrow a wheel for the class, please add a note to your registration.

WS 062 Dyeing To Spin: Creating Repeatable Colorways with Roving

Level: All welcome

Cost: $125

Instructor: Diane McKinnon

In this fast-paced class, you will learn about color, how to mix dyes, and dye roving in order to get specific and repeatable color effects in your spinning fibers and handspun yarn. We'll cover color theory, how to use the color wheel, and then do hands-on dyeing to get you on your way to achieving your individual hand-dyed colors and the effects you want in your handspun yarns.

 

Materials Provided:

All materials (fiber and dyes) and equipment plus a handout will be provided.


Students should bring: All Materials will be provided

Sunday, October 24th

AM Classes

AM classes are 9am - noon

 

WS 071 Knitting Linen

Level: Intermediate·  Cost: $60

Instructor: Kitty Bryan

Learn to Knit Linen Successfully! Why is this ancient bast fiber so special? Is it environmentally friendly? Designed to expand your fiber experience, students will use a workbook to explore linen; its history, behavior, characteristics, blends and production. Class activities include knitting "successful" and "set-to-fail" samples, critiquing patterns, and discussing considerations in purchasing linen fiber and yarn. A flax wheel with distaff will be demonstrated.

 

Materials Provided:

Knitting Linen workbook


Students should bring: 

  • Pencil

  • Scissors

  • US 2 (2.75 mm) circular needle with 24"cord

  • US 4 (3.5 mm) circular needle with 24" cord

  • US 6 (4.0 mm) circular needle with 24'cord

  • one skein of fingering or sport weight linen

  • 3x5 cards.

 

WS 072 Tvåändstickning (Twined knitting)

Level: Intermediate ·  Cost: $70

Instructor: Lisa Ellis

Twined knitting or 2-end knitting is a traditional Scandinavian technique dating back to the 17th century in Sweden. Twined knitting uses both ends of the same ball of yarn, alternating between the two strands. This twist creates an additional layer of thickness, making it wind resistant, very durable and firm yet surprisingly elastic with an equally beautiful wrong side. A traditional 3-strand cast on is taught along with the numerous versions of crook, chain, braids, ropes and deep knitting/purling in 1 or 2 colors and using up to 3 strands. Twined knitting gives great texture with a classic style.

Materials Provided:

Imported Swedish Z-plied yarn, in 2 colors (enough to make 1 adult hat), Class handout and 3 additional Twined patterns.

Students should bring: 

  • A supply sheet and introduction will be sent by email a month prior to class.

  • US size 3 straight needles and 16-inch circular needles plus basic knitting supplies.

WS 073 Basic Knit Fixes: Recognize, Avoid and Fix Your Mistakes

Level: Beginner  ·  Cost: $50

Instructor: Amy Snell

You’ve learned to knit and are enjoying it, but … uh-oh, there’s something wrong with your knitting! Never fear, almost everything in knitting can be fixed. In this class, you’ll learn how to “read” your knitting to identify problems, what causes issues like accidental holes and unintentionally expanding knitting, and how to fix common problems like dropped or twisted stitches. You’ll learn how to tink, how to frog, and how to know which one to do when. You’ll learn how and when to use lifelines, and a few other tips and tricks along the way!

 

Materials Provided:

Student Brings all materials.


Students should bring:

  • Worsted weight yarn and needles to match (usually US #7-9)

  • either a dpn or circular needles at least two sizes smaller

  • a few locking stitch markers or coil-less safety pins

  • dental floss or embroidery thread

  • a tapestry needle

  • and a crochet hook in size H, I, or J (5.0 , 5.5, or 6.0 mm).

Student Homework:

Using your worsted weight yarn and appropriate needles, cast on 20 stitches and knit 20 rows in stockinette stich, working back and forth (knit a row, turn, purl a row, repeat).

WS 074 Frac That! Fractal Spinning for Fun

Level: Intermediate ·  Cost: $90

Instructor: Linda Hansen 

Have you wondered what fractal spinning is all about? This class will get you started in spinning fascinating fractal yarn using gradient-dyed top/roving, as well as selected color bars of roving. We will spin 2 ply samples of this fun and beautiful yarn that creates patterns of color and overlaps that make a progressively variegated yarn for knit, crochet or weaving.

Materials Provided:

Fiber and Handouts

Students should bring: 

  • Spinning wheel

  • 3 bobbins

  • Lazy Kate

 

WS 075 Small Egg Basket (It's a Cute basket)

Level: All welcome·  Cost: $80

Instructor: Christina (Chris) M Bush

This basket is created using two wooden hoops wrapped together with a woven God's Eye weave. The God's Eye holds the ribs of the basket in place using tension and the weavers are flat oval reed of natural and dyed, and thin sea grass. The Small Egg Basket will be a sturdy basket that can carry a half dozen eggs if needed or for decoration in any room.

Materials Provided:

All materials and tools will be provided.

Students Should Bring:

**All Materials Will be Provided **

WS 076 Best Friends Sheep

Level: All welcome·  Cost: $60

Instructor: LeBrie Rich

Curious about the wooly world of needle felting? Join us to make tiny cute things out of wool! Using needle felting techniques, we’ll create a tiny sheep that fits in the palm of your hand. You'll learn all about needle felting: what types of fibers work best, selecting appropriate felting needles, and how to sculpt complex shapes. We'll be felting from a kit by Japanese heritage craft company, Hamanaka. You'll learn to utilize their highly detailed illustrated instructions without needing to read Japanese.

 

Materials Provided:

All materials and tools will be provided and you'll take home the felting needle and materials needed to make a second sheep!


Students should bring: All Materials Provided 

Sunday, October 24th

PM Classes

PM classes are 1pm - 4pm

WS 081 Knitting Plaid and Tartans

Level: Intermediate·  Cost: $60

Instructor: Kitty Bryan

Do you love plaid, but believe it is a woven fabric? Learn to make your own tartan without a loom. This class has three components. There is a brief discussion of Scottish tartan history followed by an introduction to Clan Setts. A sett is a weaving pattern. You will learn to read a sett and convert it into a knitting pattern. More than 132 traditional setts will be available to explore a tartan of interest. Once students understand knitted tartan construction, you will learn to knit a Clan MacLeod inspired cowl.

Materials Provided:

Knitting Plaids and Tartans workbook and Clan MacLeod Cowl pattern

Students should bring:

  • Pencil, scissors, US 6 (4.0 mm) circular needle 24" cord

  • Tapestry needle, wound DK yarn in three different solid colors: 15 yard (14 m),

  • 0.2 oz (5 g) each.

  • A Tartan of interest.

  • NOTE: dark color yarn such as black, navy, and dark green are not recommended for the class due to teaching experience with poor lighting.

WS 082 Intarsia Knitting in the Round

Level: Must have knit one hat project.  ·  Cost: $50

Instructor: Lisa Ellis

Intarsia by definition is “Picture knitting” in the flat. Intarsia was associated with Argyle socks which were knit in the flat and then seamed. Today, Intarsia can be worked in the round using some ingenious tricks. Class covers the pro’s and con’s to Intarsia and the various options utilized in Intarsia in the round.

 

Materials Provided:

Hat pattern with several intarsia chart options.

Students Should Bring:

  • US size 6, 16” circular needles,

  • 3 partial skeins of solid color contrasting worsted weight yarn (approx. 40 yds each),

  • basic knitting supplies.

Student homework:

With a US 4, 16-inch circular needle using main color yarn (trim), co 90 sts. Join in the round and work a 1x1 rib for 1”.

WS 083 Intro to Brioche

 Level: Intermediate ·  Cost: $50

Instructor: Amy Snell

Unlock the secrets of squishy, captivating brioche knitting! Working brioche in the round is easier than flat, and two colors are easier to keep track of than one. You’ll learn the magic of working this fun and fluffy stitch as you begin to work the Bri-Licious Cowl in class (you not finish the cowl during the class time, but will know everything you need to know in order to finish on your own). This class is suitable for first-time brioche knitters and the pattern will be supplied in class.

Materials Provided:

Brilicious cowl pattern, class handout

Students Should Bring:

  • 150 yards each of a dark and a light-colored worsted-weight yarn

  •  a 16' circular needle in the size you usually use for worsted weight yarn (generally US #7-9).

Student Homework: 

Using long-tail cast-on, cast on 90 stitches loosely and join to work in the round. Knit one round, knitting every stitch. Knit a second round in K1 P1 ribbing.

WS 084 Drop Spindle Basics

Level: Beginner ·  Cost: $75

Instructor: Anna Anderson

This a fun, informative class for beginners to learn how to use a top whorl drop spindle. Students will get to choose and keep, their very own, fancy stone drop spindle. You will learn to spin from roving, a small art batt of fiber and assorted locks, as well as have plenty to take home to continue your skills.

 

Materials Provided:

Students will get to choose and keep a fancy stone top whorl drop spindle, 2 ounces of hand dyed roving, a small art batt of fiber,and hand dyed locks. A reusable project bag will be provided to safely carry your items home in.


Students should bring: All Materials Provided

WS 085 14" Seagrass Tray

All welcome·  Cost: $90

Instructor: Christina (Chris) M Bush

This basket is woven on a 14" pine base using sea grass as weavers using the three rod wale technique. Ending with a 3/4" rim and inset sea grass. The basket is 16" round at the top and approximately 4" in height..

Materials Provided:

All materials and tools will be provided.

Students should bring: All Material Provided 

 

WS 086  3 Little Gnomes

Level: All welcome  ·  Cost: $65

Instructor: Rachael Grow

These little gnomes are just what you need to help guard your home and stash. We will make 3 different types of gnome in class, one shelf sitter, one bottle topper, and one pin cushion gnome. These cute little guys work up quick. Learn to felt their noses and wrap their hats with handspun art yarn. Pick out their accessories for their little hats and learn how to attach them. Nothing too challenging in this class, just some basic sewing skills needed. All materials provided. But if you would like a curly bearded gnome please bring your own curly locks, otherwise straight bearding material will be provided.

 

 

Materials Provided:

Gnome hat bases, wool for noses, beard material, handspun yarns for hats, moss, faux butterflies, faux mushrooms, feathers, glues, fabric and stuffing for pincushion base, needle and thread.


Students should bring:

If you would like a curly bearded gnome please bring your own curly locks, otherwise straight bearding material will be provided.