Weaving, Felting, and Other Crafts
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WS 211 Locker Hooking

Friday 9:00 AM- Noon

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 213 Weave a Pin Loom Scarf Part 1, Introduction to Pin Loom Weaving

Friday 9:00 AM- Noon

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 214 Nuno Felted Scarf-Merging Silk and Wool

Friday 9:00 AM- Noon

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 215 Mini Oregon Landscape - Needle painting class

Friday 9:00 AM- Noon

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

 

WS 221 Beaded Kumihimo Bracelet

Friday 1:30 PM- 4:30 PM

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 222 Beginning Rug Hooking

Friday 1:30 PM- 4:30 PM

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 223 Weave a Pin Loom Scarf Part 2, Joins and Patterns

Friday 1:30 PM- 4:30 PM

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 225 Needle felted Witch, Ghost and Pumpkin

Friday 1:30 PM- 4:30 PM

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 231: Beginning Rigid Heddle Weaving

Saturday 9:00AM- 4:30PM with a break for Lunch

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

Saturday 9:00 AM- Noon

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 253 Continuous Strand Weaving

Saturday 1:30 PM- 4:30PM

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:

Worsted Cotton yarns, weaving hook, packing fork, and instruction booklet, and a  10 1/2" square Quilt Weaver Loom for use in class. Loom available for sale at booth or web site. Students can also bring their own loom if they have one.

Students should bring:

  • All materials will be provided,

  • Bring normal class supplies, worsted yarns, if desired, yarn needle, scissors, notebook and pencil, etc.

 

WS 284 3 Little Gnomes

Sunday 1:30 PM- 4:30PM

Level: All welcome  ·  Cost: $75

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.

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