2015 Workshops

These are the class descriptions. to register for classes, go to the Workshop registration page which should be like Tuesday March 17

Animal Care

Breeding and Showing Angora Rabbits

Instructors: Brenda Morley and Carolyn Pendergrass

1 hour Friday 1-2 pm

This class will address breeding your angora bunny. We will talk about the breeding process, nestboxes, feeding the babies, color genetics, and we will touch on showing angora rabbits

Class Fee$20 all materials included

Limit 10 students

Caring for Angora Rabbits

Instructors: Brenda Morley and Carolyn Pendergrass

1 hr Friday 11-12

This class will help you know how to take care of your angora bunny. We will discuss feeding, grooming, housing, breeds of angoras, and harvesting of wool.

Class Fee $20 all materials included

Limit 10 students

Brooms, Braids, Baskets and Rugs

Appalachian Hearth Broom (Besom) Making: Beginner

Instructor: Robin Goatey

Saturday 9-12

The original brooms were not flat nor made with wire. We will craft a Hearth Besom the old way with twine, a stick, Broom Corn, some grown at Oak Knoll Farm & Basket materials. Material included in the Class Fee & a finished broom to take home.

Broom Maker’s Tying Frames available at TheDancingGoats booth.

Class Fee $35 all Broom making materials included

Limit 10 students

Egg Basket

Instructor: Ida Edwards

Friday 9-12

This class will teach you how to make a rounded woven bottom style basket. This basket style is challenging but once you have the basics it is a type that is easy to stop and start, working on it as you have time and like knitting and crochet can go with a person place to place to work on.

Class Fee $45 all materials included

Limit 5 students

Kumihimo Workshop

Instructor: Kandys Bleil

Saturday 1-4 pm

This class will get you started in the fun and easy craft of Kumihimo. Kumihimo in Japanese means “the gathering of threads.” It can be done with many types of stringing material, depending on your intended purpose. It is often combined with beads and metal “findings” to complete pieces of jewelry. In this class, we will learn a basic round knotting technique while employing a Kumi-Loom. The plan is to make a necklace with a pendant or slide (see picture), but we may do another quick project (like a keyring) to get the basics down. I’ll also have a loom set up that includes beading for everyone to try so you can get an idea of the process.

You will need to purchase a materials kit for $12, which will include a loom, some satin cord, bobbins and the “findings” necessary to complete the necklace. If you already have some of those items, you can bring them and we’ll supply whatever else you may need. Kumihimo is the perfect craft to stuff in your bag to take out and work on when you have a few extra minutes in your day.

Skill level: Beginners to seasoned crafters wanting to learn a new skill (without a big investment). Children from age 7 on up could easily participate in this class.

Class Fee $45 Supplies $12*see above

Limit 14 students

Rug Hooking “Funky Chicks” with Lisanne

Instructor: Lisanne Miller, P is for Primitive

Saturday 9-12

Have you wanted to learn how to Rug Hook but did not know where to start? Or have you been rug hooking for awhile and need a refresher or a new project? This class is for you!

The pattern is called “Funky Chicks” and is a great rug to start with—colorful, fun and the size is 26” x 14”

Class Fee$20

Materials Fee- Varies**Cost for the pattern, hook and wool is $52; hoops are $19 and you can borrow one for class. If you have hooked before and just want the pattern it is $28.

Limit 8 students

 

Craft Business

eCommerce for the Cottage Craft House: Take Advantage of the Global Marketplace for Hand Made Goods.

Instructor: Robin Goaty

2 hours Friday 10-12

There are lots of ways to approach ecommerce, many of them are expensive and complex. TheDancingGoats back office is simple and cheap. Anyone can implement something similar and take advantage of a worldwide marketplace seeking hand made goods. The class and handout will cover all of the steps involved to create your own brand that folks will come back for. Topics included: Philosophical Approach, Outlets, Websites, Teaching & The ‘Artisans Pyramid’ a success model including, Making, Teaching & Vending Supplies.

Class Fee $35 Template Handout Included

Limit 10 students

Show Me!

Instructor: Betty Ann Lloyd

2 hours Friday 3:30-5:30 pm

Learn how to find venues, effectively demonstrate your craft, get paid and asked back. Students will participate in demonstrating to help fine-tune their own presentations. 2 or 3 hours.

What to bring: A craft to demonstrate in class

Class Fee $35

Limit 15 students

Crochet

Double Fibonacci Crochet Cowl

Instructor: Amy Shelton

Saturday 9-12

As we make the Double Fibonacci Crochet Cowl, you will learn a number of different crochet stitches, including foundation single crochet, front and back post double crochet, and the standing double crochet stitch.
Please bring with you: Size US K-10.5/6.5 mm crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge, Two removable stitch markers, Tapestry needle, Scissors. Three colors of smooth worsted weight yarn:

• Color A (dark brown in photo): approximately 475 or 575 yards

• Color B (light green in photo): approximately 310 or 410 yards

• Color C (dark green in photo): approximately 380 or 480 yards

Class Fee $45 all materials included

Limit 30 students

Dyeing

Dive Into the Dye Pot with Lisanne

Instructor: Lisanne Miller, P is for Primitive

2 hrs Friday 1-3 pm

Gather around the dye pot for “hands on” experience in dyeing wool fabric for use in Rug Hooking, Wool Applique, and Quilting. Lisanne will guild you through different techniques using ProChem Dyes. You will learn how to “abrash”, “spot dye” and “overdye” textures!

Wear your old clothes, bring your “stash of wool” or wool will be available from Lisanne at $6.50 per fat quarter.

Class Fee $30 Materials fee-see above

Limit 6 students

Indigo and Woad

Instructor: Gina Levesque

Saturday 1-4 pm

Woad and indigo are both ancient and magical! They both require specifically prepared vats, but how are they different and how are they similar? Both Produce blue and they are linked together by history. Why did one triumph over the other as the blue of choice? In this class we will explore these questions and many others. Students will learn how to prepare dye baths of each and take home some samples.

Students should wear old clothes and/or a dye apron. Rubber gloves, such as those used for house cleaning are desirable. (Instructor will have a limited number of pair for class use.)

Class Fee $55 all materials included

Limit 15 students

Make an Organic Print Scarf

Instructor: Jan Quarles

Friday 1-4 pm

This class is an introduction to the magic of printing silk, wool and cotton with plant materials.
Jan Quarles, a long-time dyer who now works extensively with this process, will describe contact dyeing with plants, tell you about resources, and lead you through the steps involved in making a striking silk scarf and dyeing it. You’ll leave with a scarf you will unroll later for beautiful prints!

Some plant materials will be provided but you are welcome to bring plant materials from your yard which may (or may not) yield color. Materials includes one long silk scarf, plant materials, handouts and string, and one natural dye color in addition to the plain water dye bath.

Class Fee $60 all materials included

Limit 10 students

Nature’s Colors

Instructor: Jill Wood

Friday 1-4 pm

In this class you will be learning the basics of natural dyeing and how to prepare (mordant) your wool or yarn for dyeing. We will discuss the endless natural dye possibilities and we will experiment with a few. We will be using different types of dye pots and dye plants. Fiber & yarn will be provided.

Class Fee $50 all materials included

Limit 10 students

 

Felting

Beginning Felting

Instructor: Judy Crouch

Saturday 9-12

Do you like to needle felt or think you might? You have made all the animals so now lets make a bag. If you have never needle felted or if you have some experience come take this class with me. We will needle felt over a form, embellish and give it a wet felt finish. You will go home with the form, a student needle punch and your bag. Everything will be provided for you so just come and have fun.

Class $60 all materials included

Limit 12

Mixed Media Fiber Art

Instructor: Jen Lambert

Friday 9-12

Come experience felting like you have never done it before. We start with a wet felting process and then define our individual art pieces with needle felting. We finish off our unique felted art with lots of different embellishments including beads, fabric, stitches, lace, charms, stamping, and more. When you are finished you will have a one of a kind book cover or wall hanging.

Skill Level: Beginner Students to bring: Old towel

Class Fee $45 all materials included

Limit 10 students

Needle Felted Raccoon

Instructor: Gayle Roberts

Saturday 1-4 pm

Learn basic needle felting and armature techniques while sculpting a raccoon from roving. Students will learn how to construct an armature as the foundation to construct their raccoon. Armatures allow the raccoon to be poseable. Each student will make their own raccoon to take home.

Skill level – Beginner

Class Fee $60 all materials included

Limit 12 students

Nuno Felting

Instructor: Jen Lambert

Saturday 1-4 pm

Using Nuno felting techniques, you will transform layers of hand-painted silk, wool roving and novelty art yarns into gorgeous flowing fabric. During the felting process, the wool fibers migrate through the weave of the silk and entangle, pulling the silk and any other embellishments along with them as they shrink. This results in an incredibly lightweight garment that drapes the body beautifully. In this workshop we will cover design, layout, felting, fulling and finishing creating your own art-to-wear.

Class Fee $45 all materials included

Limit 10 students

Wet Felted Flowers

Instructor: Kandys Bleil

Friday 1-4 pm

Skill Level: Beginner to Experienced Felter

There are many methods for making three dimensional felted flowers that can be used as decorative pins, hair clips, table decorations, etc. This class will provide instructions and materials for a wet felting technique which will teach the stages of felting, from soft skin to a finished, sculpted flower. Once the basic technique is learned, class members will then learn to add stems and stamens to build more complex flowers. This class will offer a challenge for both beginning felters and those who have previous experience with wet felting. Students will leave class with 4-6 finished flowers. Fee includes all materials, patterns, and written instruction for 4-6 flowers.

Supplies: Students should bring the following items to class with them: a bath towel, a bar of soap (any will do, but a milder, high-fat soap made with olive oil or goat’s milk would be best), a good pair of scissors which can cut fine detail, a bowl that will hold at least one quart of liquid, and an empty soda or water bottle (20oz or smaller) with a few holes punched or drilled into the lid.

Class Fee $50 No materials fee

Limit 16 students

Fiber and Fiber Preparation

Blend, Roll, Spin: Rolags A to Z

Instructor: Jennifer Adair

Friday 1-4 pm

Learn to make rolags using a blending board. Rolags are a fiber prep that, done correctly, produce eye candy that spins as exquisitely as it looks. Bad rolags may look beautiful but either fall apart or are too tight to draft.

You will work through the proper techniques for making rolags that are a joy to spin into a smooth, even yarn. Other topics include fiber choices, working with colors, making repeatable rolags, and how rolag design affects yarn.

In class we will spin small samples of what’s been made.Each student receives assorted dyed wool plus some Firestar. Color choices are yours and can change with each board.

Bring to class:

  • your blending board (or make prior arrangements to purchase one at class)
  • a wheel with an empty bobbin or a spindle
  • bins to take the rolags home without getting them mussed
  • A scale that weighs in grams will be very helpful, or you can share

Prerequisite: Know how to spin a basic yarn.

Class Fee $55 all materials included

Optional: Blending Board Kit (optional) A furniture grade plywood blending board is $130, delivered at class. There are a limited number of boards available. Please contact the teacher to reserve one before class. The blending cloth is 11-1/2″ x 12″ and 72 TPI, suitable for a wide variety of fiber. The board kit includes a quality, slanted tip paint brush and a pair of dowels, everything to get you rolling.
Limit 20 students

Choosing a Fleece

Instructor: Kim Caulfield

Saturday 9-12

How can you tell if that lovely fleece you are looking at is actually going to be a joy to spin? How can you pick the best fleece for a particular project’s requirements? How can you avoid buying frustrating surprises?

We will look in detail at fleece characteristics: what to look for, how to evaluate what you find, and how to judge what kind of yarn it might produce. We will talk about how the animal’s genetics and the owner’s care influence fleece characteristics. We’ll focus mostly on wool, but we will look at some alpaca and llama fleeces, as well.

You will get detailed handout, but you may want to take notes, as well. Feel free to bring in problem fleeces and ask questions.

Class Fee $45 This includes extensive handouts.

Limit 20 students

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR FIBER: two part workshop series

Instructor: Roo Kline

Are you nervously walking past the fleeces at fiber festivals? Do you have fleeces stashed that laugh at you every time you look at them because they KNOW you have no idea what to do with them? Do you wish that you could take advantage of the amazing prices that entire fleeces can often be obtained for? Well, stand tall! There’s no need to be afraid of raw fiber any longer! During the course of this very hands-on workshop you’ll learn how to alpaca (non-greasy) fleeces with confidence. Learn how to choose, prep, clean, dye, and card your own fiber in a very relaxed and informal atmosphere. And you’ll be shocked at how easy it is to do in your own kitchen! You take either one, or both.

(Please note: If you have your own drum carder you are encouraged to bring it along. Please notify us asap if you are doing so.)

PART 1 – Fiber Preparation Fri 9-12

Students will work with an entire sheep fleece and an entire alpaca fleece, shared between them. First we’ll skirt and pick them and then each student will wash and dye their own parts of the fleeces using both simple Kool-Aid and professional acid dyes. We’ll leave these to dry so that they’ll be ready for part two.

PART 2 – Carding Sat 1-4

Using the fiber we prepped and dyed in part 1, students will learn how to card it on drum carders, both on its own, and using luxury add-ins such as bamboo, milk fiber, and silk, as well as angelina and firestar sparklies. We will cover carding, blending, art batts, and dizzing roving off the drum.

Cost of the entire workshop: $90 No Materials fee

Fiber Preparation only: $55 Carding only: $55

Limit 20 students

How to Train your Fiber II: Bulk Processing alpaca/llama fleece

Instructor: Roo Kline

Saturday 9-12

When fleeces are building up in the barn and time is of the essence, Roo’s personal technique will allow you to speed wash and dye an entire fleece at once in 12 different colors using a bucket, one roaster and a case of mason jars.
This is a 3.5 hour class, with a generous break during class to allow participants to shop while the fiber is processing.
SPECIAL NOTE: This hands on workshop is most beneficial for those who have participated in Roo’s ‘How To Train Your Fiber’ class last year or earlier, and for those who are already confident/comfortable processing and dyeing alpaca/llama fiber.

Class Fee $45 all materials included

Intro to Various Wools

Instructor: Janet Deutmeyer

Friday 1-4 pm

In this workshop we’ll be spinning an assortment of sheep wools. Find out which wools are the best sock yarns, which ones are best for rugs and which wools make good lace yarn. We’ll cover a variety of ways to prepare and spin wools for their best use. Bring a spinning wheel or spindle.

Prerequisite: Student must be able to spin a continuous thread. Wools will be provided.

Class Fee$ 45.00 includes materials/fiber

Limit 8 students

 

Knitting

Brioche Rosetta Stone

Instructor: Jolie Elder

Friday 9-12

Knit-below stitches, brioche stitches, Shaker knitting, and Estonian patent stitches are kissing cousins. Students will practice both methods of making brioche fabrics and produce identical fabrics using disparate methods. They will also learn special techniques for making double brioche fabrics easier to work.

Skill level is intermediate. Students should already know knit, purl, slip, and yarn over.

Students receive a handout in booklet form.

No homework. Experience with the column pattern from Elise Duvekot Knit One Below: One Stitch, Many Fabrics (Sioux Falls, SD: XRX Inc. 2008) is advantageous, but not required.

Supplies to bring:

• class yarn (smooth, non-splitting, light or bright or medium color) in at least 2 contrasting colors

• long dpns or circular needles to work that yarn (you need tips at both ends — regular knitting dpns will not work) one size smaller than what you would usually use to work this yarn

• another needle a size larger than what you would usually use (just for casting on) Note: As this is an awkward technique at first, I’ll be asking everyone to knit simultaneously and please wait for everyone to catch up before going on to the next row. If waiting makes you twitchy, please bring some “tv knitting” you can pick up and put down.

Class Fee $45 all Materials included

Limit 20 students

Garter Tab Beginning

Instructor: Jolie Elder

1 hour Friday 2:30-3:30 pm

Start your top down shawls at the back of the neck without a true cast-on! The garter tab beginning incorporates the garter edging of your shawl while giving you a spot to start the double increases.

Skill level is intermediate.

Prerequisite: Knowledge of provisional cast-on is advantageous but not required.

Maximum 20 students.

Supplies:

• class yarn (smooth, non-splitting, light or bright or medium color)

• needles to work that yarn

• waste yarn for vertical lifelines & provisional cast-on

• split-ring stitch markers or coil-less safety pins optional but helpful

Class Fee $25 all materials included

Limit 20 students

Hole Story

Instructor: Jolie Elder

1 hour Friday 4-5 pm

It is possible to make thumbs, heels, pockets, and more with merely a single piece of waste yarn set-up. Learn this sculptural trick for working your knitting unbroken in whatever shape you desire.

Skill level is easy. Students receive a handout in booklet form

Prerequisite: Students should be able to knit in the round.

Homework: Cast on 20 stitches. Work in stockinette for about 10 rows. Leave live on needles with yarn attached.

Supplies:

• homework swatch in class yarn (smooth, non-splitting, light or bright or medium color) live on needles

• one yard of waste yarn (slippery yarns, such as mercerized cotton, work well)

• non-slippery double-pointed needles-both the size of the swatch and a size or two smaller

Class Fee $25 all materials included

Limit 20 students

SSK & Company

Instructor: Jennifer Adair

Saturday 1-4 pm

Knitting abbreviations, pattern directions, and charts can look like some kind of alien computer code, offering more befuddlement than guidance. If a decrease eliminates one stitch, who cares if it is an ssk or a k2tog? How is an SKP different from a sl1, k1, psso? Why slip a stitch to one needle only to slip it back to the one it was on to start with? How do charts relate to abbreviations and written directions? Do charts offer something that directions don’t, and vice versa? Is there some way all these pieces fit together? Do you want to knit lace but find the patterns intimidating?

This class offers answers from a knitter with a half-century of experience.

Bring to class:

• Your yarn and needles

• Plain worsted weight wool and straight or circular needles (24”-32”) in a size that fits the yarn.

Prerequisite: Know how to cast on, knit, and purl. Be prepared to experiment and play!

Class Fee $45 all materials included

Limit 6 students

Toe Dip in Double Knit

Instructor: Jolie Elder

1 hour Friday 1-2 pm

Learn basic reversible 2-sided stockinette. Fabric does not curl, and unlike stranded knitting, you may have as many stitches of the same color in a row as you like. If you can make 1×1 ribbing, you can double knit!
Skill level is easy.

Prerequisite: must know how to work 1×1 ribbing.

Supplies:

• class yarn (smooth, non-splitting, light or bright or medium color) in two contrasting colors

• needles one size smaller than what you would typically use for working this yarn

• stitch markers helpful but optional

Class Fee $25 all materials included

Limit 20 students

 

Spinning

Beginning Spinning

Instructor: Donna Parks

Saturday 1-4 pm

This class is for beginners who would like to learn to spin. Participants will go home with a small hank of their own yarn and a drop spindle. The class covers wheel set-up, drafting and Andean plying. Wheels are provided, but bring your own if you have one (let the instructor know if you will be bringing your own wheel).

Class Fee $50 all materials provided.

Limit 10 students

Fear No More

Instructor: Kim Depp

2 hours Friday 10-12

Do you lovingly look at exotic or different fibers that you would like to spin and are told that you can’t spin that fiber simply because you don’t have the experience, knowledge or expertise? Are you bored and tired of spinning wool roving and long to try something else? That is what this class is all about.

Learn to have no fear when it comes to spinning fibers that you may not be used to whether it is Angora Mohair, silk or even pet hair! “No rules just do it” will become you motto. Leave this class ready to shop for all the fiber you love and “Fear No More!”

Class Fee $50 all materials included

Limit15 students

Plying with the Support Spindle & Center Pull Ball

Instructor: Teresa Goatey

1 hour Friday 4-5 pm

The Nostepinne is an ancient tool. Learn to craft a center pull ball that is especially useful in plying hand spun yarns and art yarn. The center pull ball will unwind from the outside and inside as you ply and leave zero left over yarn. We will use the Bottom Whorl (Tibetan) Support Spindle and the center pull ball to craft finished Double Ply Yarn.

Nostipinnes available at TheDancingGoats booth…

Class Fee $35 which includes a hand turned Tibetan Spindle

Limit 5 students

Spindles of the World: Beginner

Instructor: Robin Goaty

Saturday 1-4

Learn 3 different Support Spindles of the World and keep the one you like the best to take home. We will practice the Navajo inspired Southwest Spindle, The Tibetan Spindle and the Compromise Russian Spindle. All of the Spindles have a non-traditional hook on the end with a consequent result: They are easy to learn and utilize. Additional spindles and bowls will be available for purchase.

Class Fee $35 one spindle of choice included

10 Students Max

Spinning and using Angora Rabbit Fiber

Instructors: Brenda Morley and Carolyn Pendergrass

Saturday 11:30-12:30

If you have never used Angora rabbit fiber, you are in for a treat! It is a beautiful and luxurious fiber and there is no need to be afraid of trying it! We will talk about best uses for Angora, spinning, blending, and even felting. Bring your wheel or spindle to try Angora.

Class Fee $20

Limit 10 students

Spinning Sari Silk into Yarn

Instructor: Nancy Barnett

Friday 9-12

You will learn to spin regular sari silk and then spin a contrasting color of Firestar fiber to ply it with. This will make a “razzle dazzle” type of yarn. We will then spin shredded sari silk and ply another fiber with it such as Alpaca, wool, etc. Sari silk comes from the vivid colored silk saris that the ladies of India wear. There are bright, bold colors of red, yellow, blue, orange, green and purple to the delight the eye.

Participants should bring their wheel or spindle, ball winder, Niddy Noddy and extra bobbins. Participants must know how to spin at a beginner’s level. Bring a bobbin of 1 ply spun yarn such as alpaca, angora or another fiber of your choice to ply with the shredded sari silk.

Class Fee $50 all materials included

Limit 12 students

The Mystique of Russian Lace: Spinning for lace knitting

Instructor: Galyna Lusy Batewell

Saturday 9-12

In this workshop, students will learn how those talented knitters and spinners from Orenburg performed feats of textile magic by turning the raw down from native goats into luxuriously soft, exquisitely fine yarn via supported spindle that ultimately results in the most elegant lace shawls and scarves in the textile universe. In this class, you will be introduced to both the hand spinning, as well as the more economical use of today’s “luxury” fibers, i.e., cashmere, mink, etc.

This class will provide knitters with an extensive overview of Russian lace knitting. Students will be introduced to the unique elements of lace knitting design, from pattern to border to cornering techniques. You will learn 10 basic elements that provide the foundation of Russian lace knitting: mouse prints, cat’s paw, honeycomb, unique cast-ons, etc.

The students will learn & start to knit a sample shawl.

Materials list:

  • Students can bring their own support spindle, if they prefer to use them, & students NEED TO BRING
  • Knitting Needles size 0 -3, paper to make notes ,
  • a pencil
  • a 1 quart Mason jar (will use for plying the yarn, put the spindle in the jar , or you can bring any jar, that is stable on the floor).

Class Fee $60 all materials included

Limit 20 students

The Stick and the Spindle – How a simple Distaff makes Spinning easier

Instructor: Kim Caulfield

Friday 1-4 pm

A distaff is just a stick, such a simple tool that most of us never considered how important it might be. Using a distaff not only helps to hold your fiber neatly, but it allows you to spin easily without getting tense or sore. We will play with simple distaffs and a variety of fibers. We will also talk about the ancient history of textiles and look at some ancient artifacts.

Bring along your favorite spindles. Feel free to bring favorite fibers, as well, but we will also have some samples to play with. You will get a handout, but feel free to take notes and pictures.

I’m aiming this course at people who already know something about using a drop spindle. If you are a beginner, you are welcome, but you I suggest you may want to come with a friend who is already a spinner.

Class Fee $45 this includes materials and handouts.

 

Weaving

Beginning Rigid Heddle Weaving

Instructor: Darlene Megli

Saturday 1-4 pm

Have you always wanted to try your hand at weaving? Then this is your lucky day! In this class you will learn direct peg warping and see how easy it is to create patterns just by the colors you use or the type of yarn you use. Your finished items will look anything but plain when you are done with them. And this is just the beginning of what can be done on a simple RH loom.

No experience necessary

Bring scissors and a ruler or tape measure.

Use of pre-warped loom and all yarns will be provided for class. You will also get handouts with information for repeating the patterns we will be doing in class.

Class Fee $55 all materials included

Limit 8 students

Introduction to Weaving on an Inkle Loom

Instructor: Roiana Buckmaster – Buckmaster Family Farm

2 hours Saturday 9-11 am

Have you ever looked at the big harness looms and wondered if weaving was for you? This class is your chance to find out! We will use a Mini Inkle Loom to explore weaving with a simple heddle system to create a basic warp-faced fabric that will introduce you to some of the principles used in weaving on the multiple harness looms. You will learn to warp your loom, tie heddles, create 2 different sheds to pass the shuttle through, how to keep your edges tidy, how to fix a broken warp thread, and how to begin and end your project. Class Fee includes a loom and shuttle for you to keep, along with the yarn for your class project.

Class Fee $70.00* all materials and a handmade loom and shuttle for you to keep are included

Limit 10 students

Pin Loom Weaving

Instructor: Amy Shelton

Friday 9 am-12 noon

You will learn to make a basic 4” woven square as well as several different patterns for textured squares. You will also learn a couple of methods to attach the squares together. Squares can be assembled into a variety of different items: scarves, shawls, cowls, vests, and more.

Please bring with you:

• Small amounts of smooth DK or sport weight yarn to make up to 6 different squares in class. You will need approximately 9 yards per square plus a little more for seaming squares together.

• Tapestry needle, Scissors

• A vintage Weave-It loom, Schacht Zoom Loom, Hazel Rose Multi Loom. If you do not already have one of these 4” looms, you may pre-order a Hazel Rose loom from Crochetville for $31.50 materials fee.

Class Fee $45 Materials*see above

Saori Weaving

Instructor: Sarah Dauro of Handmade Saori Weaving Studio

2.5 hours Friday 1-3:30 pm

In this class, students will weave “Saori style” on pre-warped Saori floor looms. Saori is a “no rules” weaving style developed nearly 50 years ago by Misao Jo in Japan. Saori weaving focuses on natural creativity rather than technical skills and commercial patterns. Students in this class will relax and have fun while creating an individual piece of art. Looms and all supplies are provided. This class is suitable for both beginners and experienced weavers who want to explore a new weaving methodology.

Class Fee $55 All materials included

Limit 5 students

Triangle Loom Weaving

Instructor: Jill Wood

Saturday 1-4 pm

In this class you will learn how to start a triangle shawl and how to weave on a triangle loom and how to finish and remove the shawl from the loom. The two and a half- foot looms will be included in the Class Fee.

You will need to bring 4 oz of yarn, any kind, any color or two or three colors if you would like.

Class Fee $65 All materials and a handmade loom for you to keep are included

Limit 10 students

Weaving a Boutonee Pillow

Instructor: Melissa Goodwin

Saturday 9-12

Boutonee is a technique that places pile where you want it on a plain weave back ground. We will be using cotton yarns to create a pattern on a plain weave ground to create a panel to then create a pillow with. This technique is an easy technique for beginning to intermediate weavers to use to create texture and interest in their fabrics. Students who want to learn to weave may use one of my looms- I have three available. Let the instructor know by Wednesday May 20th if you want to have her warp a loom for you.

Class Fee $45 Materials fee $10 will apply to use one of my pre warped looms.

Limit 8 students

Weaving Krokbragd on Rigid Heddle

Instructor: Melissa Goodwin

Friday 9-12

Krokgragd is wonderful weaving technique that requires three harnesses but can easily be done on a rigid heddle loom with the addition of a couple of pick-up sticks. The fabric created is a dense fabric that is colorful and can easily become a bag or rug. Students who want to learn to weave may use one of my looms- I have three available. Let the instructor know by Wednesday May 20th if you want to have her warp a loom for you.

Class Fee $40 Materials fee $10 will apply to use one of my pre warped looms.

Limit 8 students