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Friday, September 22, 2023

Advanced Beginner

Playing With Twills

11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

APlex Lower Conference Room

Playing With Twills

$55.00

Materials Needed: 

Nothing – all materials provided

Class Size:

3-10

Descripion: 

Students will learn all about twill weaving. Start with a mold and wool base. Then learn how many spokes you need to add to get the perfect pattern. You will go straight up with the design or learn to make a correction and get a zigzag pattern. Many color choices will be available.

Beginner

Intro to Spinning: Spindles and Wheels

11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

APlex Lower Conference Room

Intro to Spinning: Spindles and Wheels

$105.00

Materials Needed: 

Wheel and spindles

Class Size:

3-15

Descripion: 

Students who desire to learn how to spin yarn by hand. Class will go over using a spindle (drop and supported) and a spinning wheel. You will focus on the technique of spinning fiber into singles, 2-ply and 3-ply yarn.

Saturday, September 23, 2023

MORNING

Beginner

Basic Broom Making

Nancy Binkowski

8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

APlex Lower Conference Room

Basic Broom Making

None: cost includes all materials

Materials Needed: 

$70.00

2-6

Class Size:

Description

Students will be making brooms – a round scrubber, a small whisk broom, and a short-handled (hearth) broom.

Beginner to Intermediate

Naalbinding: Past and Present

Kal and Karen VanderWeele

8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Upper level mezzanine – elevator or stair accessible

Naalbinding: Past and Present

None: cost includes naal binding needle, yarn, small water bowl

Materials Needed: 

$85.00

5-10

Class Size:

Description

Naalbinding is an ancient technique for constructing hats, socks, and mittens. Minimal tools, a needle, and short pieces of yarn. It is a weaving technique that uses your thumb for tension. Construction can be compared to crochet to increase or decrease. A small bag to carry your supplies will be made.

Beginner

Make A Twill Waste Basket

Kathy McMinn

9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Upper level mezzanine – elevator or stair accessible

Make A Twill Waste Basket

None – all materials included

Materials Needed: 

$50.00

3-10

Class Size:

Description

Make a lovely basket that will work as a small waste basket or storage basket. It has a twill bottom so nothing will fall out. The twill sides are fun to do. Many color choices will be available to choose from.

Beginner

Cotton Spinning Made Easy

Julie Drogsvold

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Upper level mezzanine – elevator or stair accessible

Cotton Spinning Made Easy

Spinning wheel, carders (cotton preferred), Izzy kzte, 3 empty bobbins, niddy noddy. Optional – ball winder, far spinning chair

Materials Needed: 

$100.00

3-20

Class Size:

Description

Learn how to adjust your wheel for short staple fibers and how the long draw works best for spinning cotton. You will spin cotton from the seed end prepared sliver. Students will card ginned cotton into punis and spin the results. Pling, color blending, and best care tips will also be covered.

Beginner

Introduction to Wool Dyeing

Stephanie Carrico and Pegg Thomas

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Front Hallway Kitchen

Introduction to Wool Dyeing

None, special note: please wear dark clothing or bring an overshirt/apron to prevent getting dye stains on your clothing

Materials Needed: 

$35.00

3-20

Class Size:

Description

Who doesn’t drool over skeins of hand-dyed wool? Take your fiber artistry to the next level by learning how to custom dye wool (or silk) at home. Basics of safety and requirements for in-home dyeing will be shared while you practice dyeing 4 mini skeins of hand-dyed wool to take home.

Beginner

Making a Cord with a Lucet

Kal and Karen Vander Weele

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Upper level mezzanine – elevator or stair accessible

Making a Cord with a Lucet

None

Materials Needed: 

$55.00

5-10

Class Size:

Description

Students will use a wooden medieval tool called a lucet to make a four-sided cord used for clothing decoration, shoelaces, pull cords, and things that need to be secured with a strong cord. Lucet and yarn will be provided.

Saturday, September 23, 2023

AFTERNOON

Intermediate

Entrelac Scarf and Knitting Backwards

Pegg Thomas

2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

APlex Lower Conference Room

Entrelac Scarf and Knitting Backwards

$25.00

Class Size:

2-6

Materials Needed: 

Crochet hook, stitch markers, and needles sizes 6, 7, or 8 – knitters preference. Also bring 8 oz or enough to finish a scarf of at least 2 colors of worsted weight yarn or self-striping/color-changing yarn. Can use as many colors as you like, great way to use up scraps if you don’t mind weaving in a lot of ends. If you like the scrappy look without weaving in ends then buy a self-striping/color changing yarn.

Description

Learn how to set up and knit an entrelac scarf and how to knot backwards (instead of purl) to make it easier.

Beginner

Felted Peas and Carrots

Tina Etter

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Upper level mezzanine – elevator or stair accessible

Felted Peas and Carrots

$50.00

Class Size:

2-8

Materials Needed: 

Sharp Scissors

Description

Whether you have a green thumb or not, here’s a fun way to create your own award-winning farmers market fresh vegetables. You will explore 3d needle felting, growing and harvesting 8” carrot(s) and 5” pea pod(s) with felted peas. Go home with vegetables all ready to look at during Saturday dinner. Additional supplies will be available for purchase in my booth. Note: Needle felting needles are sharp and needle felting is a repetitive action. Children under 12 need to be experienced.

Sunday, September 24, 2023

Morning

All levels

Crazy Chickens (Felted)

Tina Etter

8 a.m. - 11 a.m.

APlex Lower Conference Room

$50.00

Crazy Chickens (Felted)

Class Size:

2-8

Materials Needed: 

Sharp Scissors. All other material is included.

Description

Start your own flock without any complaints from your neighbors! Design a short or tall chicken from 8” – 12” tall. You will use a 3d needle felting technique around a weighted base. It’s fun and no limit to the variety of Crazy Chicken you may end up with. Note: Needle felting needles are sharp and needle felting is a repetitive action. Children under 12 need to be experienced.

Beginner

Sewing Basket

Kathy McMinn

8 a.m. - noon

APlex Lower Conference Room

$45.00

Sewing Basket

Class Size:

3-10

Materials Needed: 

Nothing – all materials provided

Description

You will make a basket to hold all of your sewing tools in one place. It can hold a couple of spools of thread, a pincushion, and scissors. The bottom is filled in so nothing will fall out.

Beginner

Build and Use Your Own Blending Board

Julie Drogsvold

9 a.m. - noon

Upper level mezzanine – elevator or stair accessible

$155.00

Build and Use Your Own Blending Board

Class Size:

3-20

Materials Needed: 

Nothing – all materials are provided

Description

You will be provided with all the tools and materials needed to build your own blending board. The workshop will show you how to utilize the new board to make your own beautiful rolag and bright, textured batts.

Beginner

Wool Dyeing 201 or Beyond the Basics

Stephanie Carrico and Pegg Thomas

9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Front Hallway Kitchen

$35.00

Wool Dyeing 201 or Beyond the Basics

Class Size:

3-20

Materials Needed: 

None – all materials will be provided. Special note - please wear dark clothing or bring an overshirt/apron to prevent getting dye stains on your clothing

Description

Go beyond the basic one skein color and explore 4 techniques for adding multiple colors to a skein of yarn. Basics of safety and requirements for in-home dyeing will be shared while you practice dyeing 4 mini skeins of hand-dyed wool to take home.

Sunday, September 24, 2023

Afternoon

Beginner

Rug Hooking with Yarn

Stephanie Carrico

Noon - 3:00 p.m.

APlex Lower Conference Room

$60.00

Class Size:

3-15

Materials Needed: 

10” embroidery hoop and small sharp scissors. All other materials are included

Rug Hooking with Yarn

Description

Rug hooking is an excellent way to use small bits of handspun and commercial yarns to be ‘painting with wool’. You will work through all the steps to be independent in future projects from transferring your design to the actual hooking with the kit provided by the instructor. Directions will be provided to turn your piece into either a trivet or a wall hanging.

Advanced

Shawl Knitting Without A Safety Net

Pegg Thomas

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

APlex Lower Conference Room

$25.00

Class Size:

2-6

Materials Needed: 

3 skeins of yarn (can be partial or leftover balls), 3 knitting needles (circular are best) that complement the yarn, stitch markers, crochet hook

Shawl Knitting Without A Safety Net

Description

Students will learn the basic construction of a triangle, asymmetrical, and crescent shawl, as well as different techniques for beginning, increasing and binding off, and how to incorporate different stitch patterns within a shawl. NOTE: students will not finish a shawl – this is a technique class.

Class/Workshop Proposal 2024

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