Wild Carding – Getting Creative with Your Drum Carder

Esther Rodgers 9:00 to 1:00 May 20, 2012 In this class we card all sorts of batts..  Focusing on pairing spinning technique with specific carding techniques and prepping styles. We’ll talk about the function of drum carders and how create texture- while still maintaining the well-being of the machine. You’ll leave with mini batts and […]

Cold Process Soap

Kate Shirley 10:00 – 1:00 May 18, 2012 Always wanted to learn to make soap but were afraid to deal with the lye?  This course will teach you how to make soap.  You will learn how to safely handle lye, read and make a basic recipe, and develop some basic soaping skills.  Students will leave […]

Basics of Felt Making

Cynthia Mollenkopf 10:00 to 5:00 May 19, 2012 Feltmaking is an ancient art form used for both the creation of wearables as well as artistic self expression.  Learn about the art of feltmaking and create your own beautiful 2 & 3 dimensional items from wool.  We will discuss the history of feltmaking, what factors make […]

Introduction to Spinning on a Wheel

Linda Suzan Davis May 18, 2012 1:00 – 5:00 The student will get an introduction on how to spin on a wheel.  The class will include the use of a wheel, the fiber needed for the class, and materials.  Students may bring their own wheels if they have one.  Information covered in the class includes: […]

Natural Dyes – Around the House

Jane Bynum 10:00 – 1:00 May 18, 2012 Natural dyes can be an exciting adventure in color. Even with standardized recipes, they never give quite the same result as the previous time. This class will focus on the relatively safe dye materials derived from food and food-waste materials. Students are not required to bring any […]

Corespinning for Funk and Function

Esther Rodgers 2:00 to 5:00 May 19, 2012 I believe that corespinning is the foundation of many art yarn techniques! If you want to learn how to get the most out of precious fiber (like cashmere) and how to get the most texture and create funky art yarns, then corespinning is for you!  First we’ll […]

Fair Isle Knitting 101

Nancy Shroyer 10:00 – 1:00 May 18, 2012 All those colors in Fair Isle knitting can seem scary, but once you learn the techniques the colors will just flow from your fingers and you will want to knit “just one more row”. “Fair Isle Knitting” has become a synonym for 2 color stranded work, but […]

Nuno-felted Scarf

Vickie Clontz 10:00 to 5:00 May 20, 2012 Learn to wet-felt a beautiful one-of-a-kind art scarf using hand-dyed silk chiffon, hand-dyed wool fibers, and novelty fibers for some sparkle and pizazz! Choose from Vickie’s wide assortment of colors. Materials the students should bring: Apron or old shirt, large towel, bubble wrap 12″ wide x 8 […]

Spindle Spinning for Beginners

Nancy Shroyer 10:00 – 1:00 May 19, 2012 Learn to use a drop spindle in a easy stress free way.  Learn about the difference between worsted vs. woolen spinning, learn to Andean ply and then finish the yarn.  Determine the “weight” of the yarn.  We will also discuss what to look for in buying a […]