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2022 Workshops

🟊 Some workshops also require the purchase of a kit. This is separate from class registration.  See workshop for info.🟊
 
Registration has ended.  Check back in the falll for our 2022 workshop schedule.
In the meantime, check out the other workshops our instructors have to offer (below).

We are currently accepting proposal for workshops for 2022 until June 1, 2021. 

Our intent is to be in person!

Workshops will be offered beginning the afternoon of Thursday, March 10 and will run through Sunday, March 13.

To submit your proposal please complete and submit the following form:

Our Instructors this year were fabulous!
Check out their upcoming workshops.
  • Laura Barker
  • Patti Barker
  • Varian Brandon
  • M. Theresa Brown
  • Vikie Clontz
  • Jolie Elder
  • Leslie Fesperman
  • Connie Lee Lynch
  • Grace McFetters
  • Alesia Moore
  • Renate Moskowitz
  • Amie Palmer
  • Julie Wilson
Laura Barker

https://cathedralknits.com
/events-2/

Patti Barker

https://www.pattibarker.com
/workshops

 

Upcoming:

  • Felt a Vessel
  • Demystify Felt Resists
  • Textural Felt Sampler Series
  • The Magic of Pre-felt

 

M Theresa Brown
https://www.thesilkthread .com/workshops
What we offer: I offer a variety of fiber, paper and art classes!
  • Ecoprinting on silk and/or wool (Beginner to advanced)
  • Ecoprinting on leather Beginner-Advanced)
  • Ecoprinting on paper
  • Handmade books
  • Hand painting on silk
  • Indigo dyeing
  • Needle felting on silk
  • Easy dye silk scarves,
  • Creating a wallhanging
  • Screen printing on silk
  • Making your own hand carved blocks
  • Designing with scraps: sachets, pillows
  • Creating handbags with your ecoprinted leather
 
Jolie Elder
My next event online is Fiberworld, which is 21-25 July 2021.  https://fiberworldshow.com/   For people who want to follow me, upcoming events are always listed in the upper right on my blog: https://jolieaelder.blogspot .com/   Hoping for an in-person Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair in October:https://saffsite.org/ and an in-person Unwind in November: https://www.unwindgetaway .com/
Leslie Fesperman

https://www.yadkinvalley
fibercenter.org/

Connie Lee Lynch
I do not currently have any live workshops planned in the immediate future, but I do have a small selection of online crochet classes available on Skillshare at https://www.skillshare.com /r/user/crochetcetera and I am also available for one on one Zoom classes.
Alesia Moore
https://www.especially 4ewe.com/

I offer virtual one-on-one and group workshops.
  • Needle Felting Basics
  • Painting with Felt
  • Peg Loom Weaving
  • All About Wool and Other Fibers

Limited In-Person workshops opening soon.  
Renate Moskowitz
https://smithsonianassociates.org /ticketing/tickets/felted-flowers-in-bloom

Smithsonian Associates: Felted Flowers in Bloom 2 day workshop on Zoom Friday April 30 and May 7, 2021
Julie Wilson
Individual Spinning….What would you like to learn?
So you have learned to spin but you are wondering how to make lace yarn, or bulky yarn, or boucle, or ply having a balanced yarn, then sign up right here!

Welcome
/shop/classes/individual-spinning/individual-spinning/

Explore Each Day's Events

Virtual
Thursday

Brandon - SwatchingStrandedColorworkSpeedswatch

Virtual
Friday

Palmer_WhatDoNow

Virtual
Saturday

Brandon - NoAlcoholCutting a steek

Virtual
Sunday

colorful ribs nd adgings

View Workshops by Subject

All classes are Virtual EXCEPT the few classes listed here:

In Person
Classes

In person

Workshops
by Subject

  • I’ve Got This Yarn (yarn identification strategies) with Amie Palmer (Saturday)
  • Marling  Intro with Connie Lee Lynch (Sunday)
  • Stash-busting with the Linen Stitch with Connie Lee Lynch (Thursday)
  • Fibonacci, Fiber, and Fun! with Connie Lee Lynch (Friday)
  • Ecoprint on Silk and Wool for beginners  with Theresa Brown (Thursday)
  • Ecoprint on Silk and Wool in Color for intermediate students  with Theresa Brown (Saturday)
  • Ecoprint on Paper  with Theresa Brown (Sunday)
  • Demystifying Resists 4 with Patti Barker (Friday)
  • Multistrand Felted Necklace w/ embedded beads (family friendly) with Renate Maile-Moskowitz (Thursday)
  • Fun Felted Ears & Nose (dress up or transform your face mask and appearance) (Family Friendly) with Renate Maile-Moskowitz (Sunday)
  • Natural Milkweed Floss Swan Ornament  with Renate Maile-Moskowitz (Saturday)
  • Needle Felting Intro with Alesia Moore (Friday)
  • Needle-felt Seascape with Vickie Clontz (Sunday)
  • Nunofelt Art Vest with Patti Barker (Sunday)
  • Textural Felt Sampler Series with Patti Barker (On Demand)
  • The Magic of Prefelts with Patti Barker (Saturday)
  • Wet-felted Soap with Vickie Clontz (Friday)
  • Wild Wooly Flower with Vickie Clontz (Thursday)
  • DIY Fiber Prep with Alesia Moore (Saturday)

  • A Yarn in Each Hand (Holding Yarns for Stranded Colorwork) with Varian Brandon (Friday)
  • Brioche Intro & Basics with Amie Palmer (Thursday)
  • Brioche Lace: Beyond the Basic Stripes with Amie Palmer (Friday)
  • Colorful Ribs and Edgings with Varian Brandon (Thursday)
  • Design Your Own Socks with Amie Palmer (Friday)
  • Duplicate Stitch Your Personalized Artwork, Crest, or Monogram with Laura Barker (Friday)
  • Easy Reversible Cables with Jolie Elder (Friday)
  • Edgy, Easiest Entrelac Ever with Laura Barker (Thursday)
  • Essentials of Versa Lace with Jolie Elder (Friday)
  • Fibonacci, Fiber, and Fun! with Connie Lee Lynch  (Friday)
  • Fixing Mistakes in Stranded Colorwork with Varian Brandon  (Saturday)
  • Flywing Slipped Stitch Hat with Laura Barker (Friday)
  • Garter Tab Mini Class with Jolie Elder (Sunday)
  • German Short Rows with Laura Barker (Friday)
  • I’ve Got This Yarn (yarn identification strategies) with Amie Palmer  (Saturday)
  • Illusions in Shadows  with Jolie Elder (Thursday)
  • Inside Out, Casting on from the Center with Laura Barker  (Saturday)
  • Intro to Cable Knitting with Amie Palmer $40 (Saturday)
  • Intro to Lace Knitting with Amie Palmer (Thursday)
  • Intro to Two At A Time Top Down Socks with Amie Palmer  (Sunday)
  • Knit Faster with Combination Knitting with Jolie Elder (Sunday)
  • Knit Your Bust Fitting Sweater with Amie Palmer (Friday)
  • Make Mine Marled with Amie Palmer (Thursday)
  • Marling  Intro with Connie Lee Lynch  (Sunday)
  • No Alcohol Needed – Steeks with Varian Brandon (Friday)
  • One Colors Two Layers with Jolie Elder (Saturday)
  • One Round Two Colors Intro to Stranded Colorwork with Varian Brandon (Thursday)
  • Planning to Fit (Knit a sweater that fits) with Amie Palmer (Thursday)
  • Reversible Stitch Patterns with Laura Barker  (Saturday)
  • Securing Steeks – 4 ways with Varian Brandon  (Saturday)
  • Short Row Smorgasbord with Laura Barker  (Sunday)
  • Shorty the Short Row Bear with Laura Barker   (Sunday)
  • Simplified Garter Tab with Laura Barker (Thursday)
  • Small Rounds + Two at a Time with Jolie Elder (Saturday)
  • Stranded Colorwork – Asymmetrical Charts with Varian Brandon  (Sunday)
  • Stranded Colorwork – Headband or Hat project with Varian Brandon  (Sunday)
  • Swatching for Stranded Colorwork with Varian Brandon  (Friday)
  • What Do I Do Now?  (fixing mistakes) with Amie Palmer (Sunday)
  • Ecoprint on Silk and Wool for beginners  with Theresa Brown (Thursday)
  • Ecoprint on Silk and Wool in Color for intermediate students  with Theresa Brown (Saturday)
  • Ecoprint on Paper  with Theresa Brown (Sunday)
  • I’ve Got This Yarn (yarn identification strategies) with Amie Palmer (Saturday)
  • Beginning Spinning on Spinning  Wheel with Julie Wilson   (in-person only) (Saturday & Sunday)
  • Beyond your basic 2-ply Yarn: Intermediate Handspinning   with Grace McFetters (Thursday)
  • Beginning Rigid Heddle Weaving with Leslie Fesperman (virtual – Saturday & in-person – Friday)
  • Fibonacci, Fiber, and Fun! with Connie Lee Lynch (Friday)
  • I’ve Got This Yarn (yarn identification strategies) with Amie Palmer (Saturday)
  • Inkle Weaving with Grace McFetters (Friday)
  • Marling  Intro with Connie Lee Lynch (Sunday)
  • Peg Loom Weaving with Alesia Moore (Thursday)
  • Beginning Rigid Heddle Weaving with Leslie Fesperman (Friday)
  • Beginning Spinning on Spinning  Wheel with Julie Wilson   (in-person only) (Saturday & Sunday)

Virtual Workshops by Day

  • Brioche Intro & Basics with Amie Palmer
  • Colorful Ribs and Edgings with Varian Brandon
  •  Beyond your basic 2-ply Yarn: Intermediate Handspinning   with Grace McFetters
  • Multistrand Felted Necklace w/ embedded beads (family friendly) with Renate Maile-Moskowitz
  • Ecoprint on Silk and Wool for beginners  with Theresa Brown
  • Edgy, Easiest Entrelac Ever with Laura Barker
  • Illusions in Shadows  with Jolie Elder
  • Intro to Lace Knitting with Amie Palmer
  • Make Mine Marled with Amie Palmer
  • One Round Two Colors Intro to Stranded Colorwork with Varian Brandon
  • Peg Loom Weaving with Alesia Moore
  • Planning to Fit (Knit a sweater that fits) with Amie Palmer
  • Textural Felt Sampler Series with Patti Barker (on demand)
  • Simplified Garter Tab with Laura Barker
  • Stash-busting with the Linen Stitch with Connie Lee Lynch
  • Wild Wooly Flower with Vickie Clontz
  • A Yarn in Each Hand (Holding Yarns for Stranded Colorwork) with Varian Brandon
  • Brioche Lace: Beyond the Basic Stripes with Amie Palmer
  • Demystifying Resists 4 with Patti Barker
  • Design Your Own Socks with Amie Palmer
  • Duplicate Stitch Your Personalized Artwork, Crest, or Monogram with Laura Barker
  • Easy Reversible Cables with Jolie Elder
  • Essentials of Versa Lace with Jolie Elder
  • Fibonacci, Fiber, and Fun! with Connie Lee Lynch
  • Flywing Slipped Stitch Hat with Laura Barker
  • German Short Rows with Laura Barker
  • ​Inkle Weaving with Grace McFetters
  • Knit Your Bust Fitting Sweater with Amie Palmer
  • Needle Felting Intro with Alesia Moore
  • No Alcohol Needed – Steeks with Varian Brandon
  • Swatching for Stranded Colorwork with Varian Brandon
  • Wet-felted Soap with Vickie Clontz
  • Beginning Rigid Heddle Weaving with Leslie Fesperman
  • DIY Fiber Prep with Alesia Moore
  • Ecoprint on Silk and Wool in Color for intermediate students  with Theresa Brown
  • Fixing Mistakes in Stranded Colorwork with Varian Brandon
  • I’ve Got This Yarn (yarn identification strategies) with Amie Palmer
  • Inside Out, Casting on from the Center with Laura Barker
  • Intro to Cable Knitting with Amie Palmer $40
  • Natural Milkweed Floss Swan Ornament  with Renate Maile-Moskowitz
  • One Colors Two Layers with Jolie Elder
  • Reversible Stitch Patterns with Laura Barker
  • Securing Steeks – 4 ways with Varian Brandon
  • Small Rounds + Two at a Time with Jolie Elder
  • The Magic of Prefelts with Patti Barker
  • Fun Felted Ears & Nose (dress up or transform your face mask and appearance) (Family Friendly) with Renate Maile-Moskowitz
  • Ecoprint on Paper  with Theresa Brown
  • Garter Tab Mini Class with Jolie Elder
  • Intro to Two At A Time Top Down Socks with Amie Palmer
  • Knit Faster with Combination Knitting with Jolie Elder
  • Marling  Intro with Connie Lee Lynch
  • Needle-felt Seascape with Vickie Clontz
  • Nunofelt Art Vest with Patti Barker
  • Short Row Smorgasbord with Laura Barker
  • Shorty the Short Row Bear with Laura Barker  
  • Stranded Colorwork – Asymmetrical Charts with Varian Brandon
  • Stranded Colorwork – Headband or Hat project with Varian Brandon
  • What Do I Do Now?  (fixing mistakes) with Amie Palmer

In Person Workshops

Held In-Person (with social distancing) at:

Yadkin Valley Fiber Center

321 E. Main St. Elkin, NC 28621

  • Beginning Rigid Heddle with Leslie Fesperman

  • Beginning Spinning on Spinning  Wheel with Julie Wilson   

  • Beginning Spinning on Spinning  Wheel with Julie Wilson   

REGISTER!

Our Instructors

We are honored to have some of the country’s leading fiber artists as instructors for our workshops. From self-taught, to learning at Grandmother’s side, to traditional-artist-turned-fiber artisan, you’ll love them all.

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Fiber Arts Workshop Refund Policy

  • 75% refund if requested by February 25th
  • 50% refund if requested between February 26th and March 5th
  • No refund after March 5th
  • You may request a refund by emailing info@CarolinaFiberFest.org
  • Students may also re-sell or gift the class at their own expense. Please notify the Festival if you find you are unable to attend or you sell or gift your class to another person.1