Classes must be paid for when you sign up to guarantee your space and to make sure we have sufficient material. You may come in or call with a credit card. Cancellations must be made at least 48 hours before class begins for a refund. If we cancel the class you will get a full refund.
Please, for the comfort of all, turn off your cell phones during class!
Spin your own unique yarns in this beginning spinning class. You will learn the basics of how to turn fiber into yarn using a wheel. You will be spinning a continuous fiber by the end of class.
You will be provided with a generous amount of roving to get started and we will introduce you to lots of other fibers. If you do not have a spinning wheel, one will be provided. $50.
Sat. Feb. 2, 10:30 am - 3:00 pm Bring lunch
This is a great class to get you into weaving quickly using a rigid heddle loom. Learn the fundamentals on this portable loom. You will learn warping, making calculations for creating and finishing your own projects, including hemstitching, while learning good weaving practices. You will be well on your way to finishing a project by the end of the class.
We will make a scarf or a placemat.
Sat. Jan. 12, 10:30-3:00 (Bring lunch)
$75.00 includes yarn kit and in-class use of the loom. (You may take the loom home to complete the project with credit card guarantee.)
Looms will also be available for purchase.
Have you always wanted to learn how to knit or crochet? Does some pattern have you confused? Take a private lesson with our wonderful instructor and learn a new skill or technique, or take your skills to a new level. You will work at your level, at your pace, and on the project of your choice.
$30 per hour. Call now to schedule a lesson.
SOLAR DYEING WITH LINEN & COTTON
You don’t need to be content with the fiber colors offered to you. Dye your cotton or linen yarn to get the shades you really want!
In this class we will dye a 400 yard skein of cotton yarn and a 400 yard skein of linen. You will learn why and how to scour your fiber before dyeing and then use Cushing Dyes to dye your yarn using a solar dyeing technique. You will leave with two skeins of yarn in their canning jars which you will set out in the sun for a day or two. Then rinse it, dry it, and magically you will have skeins in your unique color choice!
Students Bring: gloves to protect your hands from the dyes, an apron and/or clothing you don't mind getting dye stains on, pad and pencil/pen for note taking. Optional: a skein of cotton or linen yarn that you would like to dye or overdye
Instructor provides: quart sized canning jars with lids, dyes, pots for scouring fibers, 400 yd skeins of cotton and linen. Students can dye one of each or 2 of the same fiber content.
Class fee: $50. Material fee: $25
Sat. Feb. 9, 10:30 - 3:30 Bring lunch.
FIBER BLENDING FOR SPINNERS
While there are lots of fiber blends and colors available, are they just what you want? Wouldn't it be nice if you could make all your own choices and make fiber blends that are uniquely your own? That is exactly what you will do in this class!
A wide variety of fibers (wools, wool blends, silk, bamboo, tencel, Angelina, etc.) in many colors will be available to you along with hand carders, drum carders and a blending board. You will learn how to use each tool and then have the pleasure of watching your colors blend just the way you want. You are encouraged to bring anything else you may want to add.
Students Bring any of the following, if you have them: hand carders, drum carder, spinning wheel in good working order or spindle, for sampling.
Instructor provides: fibers for blending, hand carders, drum carders, blending board.
Class fee: $60 Materials Fee: $25
Sat. Feb. 16, 10:30 - 3:30 Bring lunch.
Learn the proper way to do heirloom embroidery guided by our very experienced teacher. You will start with a sampler of stitches such as running, split, stem, satin, and French knots, among others. Refine your stitches with practice homework and then apply your new embroidery skills to a pillowcase project with a beautifully stitched initial.
Come in and see class samples.
Four Tuesdays, Jan. 22 & 29, Feb. 12 & 19. 1-3 p.m.
$100.00 includes materials. Student provides hoop and pillowcase.