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Triangle Loom Weaving     T
Registration
Fee
Material Fee  # of Classes Available Time Slot Instructor  Skill Level
$40.00 $35.00
Includes 30" cherry triangle loom and instructions
10 Friday
1-4
Lisa Thyr
etft@ccrtc.com
Beginner
Class Description:
Learn the basics of triable loom weaving on a 30" triangle loom. We will cover how to calculate the amount of yarn needed, continuous weave technique, edge finishing, fringe and other fun ideas.
Student Bring to Class:
Scissors, afghan crochet hook or reg crochet hook, wide tooth comb.
A minimum of 50 yards of thicker weight (at least a #4) yarn.
 

 

 

       
Weave a Scarf on a Rigid Heddle Loom Weave a Scarf
Registration
Fee
Material Fee  # of Classes Available Time Slot Instructor  Skill Level
$40.00 $25.00
Includes hardwood loom
and instructions
10 Saturday
1-4
Lisa Thyr
etft@ccrtc.com
Beginner
Class Description:
Learn the foundational steps to the weavingprocess on a ridge heddle loom designed to make scarves. We will discuss warp, weft,and pattern variations. Make a useful project that will be enjoyed for yourself or as a gift to warm up someone's life!
Student Bring to Class:
Scissors, approx six 50 gram skeins of yarn of choice for scarf. Can us different colors or types of yarn to experiment with.
The amount of yarn will depend on the type and weight chosen. Contact me with any questions.
             
         

 

 

 
Wet Felted Hat
           
Registration
Fee
Material Fee  # of Classes Available Time Slot Instructor  Skill Level
$40.00 $15.00
Includes roving and embellishments
6 Friday
1-4
Julie Davidson
teaselhill@gmail.com
Beginner
Class Description:
Use a playground ball and roving to make cloche type of hat. It’s easy work and the result is dependent on your creativity and chance. 
Student Bring to Class:
Bring a plastic dishpan, 2 pairs of pantyhose (not the control top kind, the queen size regular kind!), several old towels, and a playground ball. A washboard and scissors are helpful too. I will have several balls and washboards to borrow.
If you buy a playground ball, make sure it is at least as big as a soccer ball.
             
         

 

 

 
Viking Knitting     Viking Knitting
Registration
Fee
Material Fee  # of Classes Available Time Slot Instructor  Skill Level
$40.00 $10.00
Includes 24g wire, dowel, extruder paddle and findings
12 Saturday
9-12
Mary Schmedeke
mkschmedeke@gmail.com 
All Levels
Class Description:
Making a bracelet with Viking Knitting 
Student Bring to Class:
Jewelry pliers and snipers if you have them. I will have a limited amount that can be shared between participant.
             
     

 

 

     
Needle Felted Ornament or Pin Cushion  Needle Felted 
Ornament
Registration
Fee
Material Fee  # of Classes Available Time Slot Instructor  Skill Level
$40.00 $15.00
Felting needles, base to
felt on, all fibers necessary to make at least one ornament or pin cushion.
12 Friday
9-12
Mary Schmedeke
mkschmedeke@gmail.com 
All Levels
*Minimum Age 16
Class Description:
Needle Felted Ornament or Pin Cushion - make it simple or more advanced. Several options available
Student Bring to Class:
Your Creativity! 
 

 

 

Blending Board     Blending Board
Registration
Fee
Material Fee  # of Classes Available Time Slot Instructor  Skill Level
$40.00 $15.00 without blending board
- includes bag of fiber.
$190.00 for blending board and fiber.
6 Saturday
1-4
Jessaca Sears
charadefire@yahoo.com
All levels
Class Description:
Learn the difference between carders and boards and the results each one gives. You will make two different sets of rolags, learn to pull fiber off in a square batt or by diz. Variety of fibers will be included
Student Bring to Class:
Bring your own blending board.Ashford Blending Boards can be provided if ordered by April 1 at a cost of $175.00.
           
         

 

 

Hooked Pillow
           
Registration
Fee
Material Fee  # of Classes Available Time Slot Instructor  Skill Level
$40.00 $45.00
Includes pattern, hook, all wool including backing.  Frames will be available for purchase.
20 Saturday
1-4
Bev Stewart
cas13ie@aol.com
All Levels
Class Description:
Redware pot with proddy flowers hooked directly on wool. This will be made into a pillow with proddy fringe!  
             
           

 

 

Beginning Inkle Weaving Inkle Loom WeavingInkle Loom Weaving
Registration
Fee
Material Fee  # of Classes Available Time Slot Instructor  Skill Level
$40.00 $7
Covers the cost of
warp and handouts
8 Friday
9-12
Gina Crowder Levesque
gina_levesque@yahoo.com
All levels
Class Description:
Inkle weaving is done on small, portable looms and is used to make sturdy bands used as belts, straps, bookmarks, and trim on clothing.  Perfect for gift giving!  Come learn this ancient fiber art.  Instructor will provide a loom, shuttle, and warp for each student to use during class.  Each student will take home a finished band.
             
           

 

 

Dying with Native Indiana Plants
           
Registration
Fee
Material Fee  # of Classes Available Time Slot Instructor  Skill Level
$40.00 $15.00
supplies and handouts
12 Friday
9-12
Kathy Sparks
elmshoot@gmail.com
Beginner
Class Description:
Dye materials growning in Indiana can provide a rainbow of colors. This workkshop will introduce students to
the sources of dyes found gorwing in the fields and woods of Indiana.
             
           

 

 

Lichen Dyeing     Lichen Dyeing
Registration
Fee
Material Fee  # of Classes Available Time Slot Instructor  Skill Level
$40.00 $25.00
Includes all the lichens and sample skeins of wool for your recordbooks
12 Friday
1-4
Kathy Sparks
elmshoot@gmail.com
All levels
Class Description:
Explore the world of this little understood plant and discover the amazing colors that can be obtained from these forest dwellers.
Student Bring to Class:
pen/pencil/paper
             
         

 

 

 
Beginning Shibori
           
Registration
Fee
Material Fee  # of Classes Available Time Slot Instructor  Skill Level
$40.00 $20.00
Includes a binder with plastic sleeves for samples, a pair of socks, a bandana, upholstry thread, muslin fabric for samples and handouts.
12 Saturday
9-12
Gina Crowder Levesque
gina_levesque@yahoo.com
All levels
Class Description:
You will learn various types of stitch. Rap, and fold resists used in traditional Japanese culture to decorate the surface of the fabric. Natural indigo dye is used to bring out the beauty of the work. Each student retunrs home with a book of samples.
A pair of socks, and a bandana.
             
         

 

 

 
Plying for Bumps
Registration
Fee
Material Fee  # of Classes Available Time Slot Instructor  Skill Level
$40.00 $20
The material fee will cover all spinning fibers needed to complete the techniques in class, about four ounces. Students will work with 1 ounce of fiber for each of the four techniques. All plying yarns needed for class.

10 Friday
9-12
Melissa Bohrtz
melissa@hellopurl.com
Experience:
Must have a working relationship with your wheel. Know how to spin a single yarn as well as basic plying knowledge.
Class Description:
Curious on how to create texture when plying?  Just add some bumps! In this class Melissa of Hello Purl will show you how.  Students will learn how to ply for texture by creating bumps in their yarns.  The techniques covered in the plying for texture: bumps class will be how to spiral ply, create stacks, coil a thick and thin single and ply super coils.  We will be working with combed top and fiber art batts to achieve the techniques described. Students will walk away with four small skeins of textured art yarn and the knowledge to create them again at home.
Student Bring to Class:
Please bring a working spinning wheel preferably with a 1/2” orifice (it isn't necessary but makes it easier). 
At least two bobbins.
             
         

 

 

 
Corespinning Four Different Ways   Core Spinning
Registration
Fee
Material Fee  # of Classes Available Time Slot Instructor  Skill Level
$40.00  $20
Includes enough fiber to create all the techniques described in the class description including art batts, combed top and locks. Students will be working with 1 ounce amounts of fiber to create 4 different yarns.  Wire used for the hard-core corespinning.
10 Friday
1-4
Melissa Bohrtz
melissa@hellopurl.com
Experience: 
Must have a working relationship with your wheel.  Know how to spin a single yarn as well as how to ply
Class Description:
Learn how to corespin four different ways with Melissa of Hello Purl. In this class you will learn the technique to corespin fibers allowing you to create a variety of art yarns.  First you will learn the basics of corespinning to create a single corespun yarn.  Next you will discover how to ply a corespun yarn to create a “bubble wrap” textured art yarn.  Then we will work with locks to create a tailspun yarn. Finally you will corespun over wire to create a hard-core yarn. 
Student Bring to Class:
Please bring a cone of strong flexible core yarn (not thread) to spin
with.  A small spool of thread to auto-wrap with. 
A working spinning wheel preferably with a 1/2” orifice (it isn't necessary but makes it easier). At least two bobbins.
             
           

 

 

Branch Weaving     Branch Weaving
Registration
Fee
Material Fee  # of Classes Available Time Slot Instructor  Skill Level
$40.00 $20.00
Includes enough fiber to create one medium large or two small branch weavings.
12 Saturday
9-12
Melissa Bohrtz
melissa@hellopurl.com
All levels

Class Descripton:
Turn a tree branch into a loom and create a decorative weaving with it. Start with a sturdy branch with a V shape in it and create a work of art by weaving with art yanrs, ribbon, fabric and fiber. Let loose and ger creative and add a little nature
to your fiber.

Student Bring to Class:
Please bring a sturdy branch with a V in it and you can easily carry. You may bring two small branches instead of one large one. Any fibers or fabrics you would like to add to your branch weaving.
             
         

 

 

 
Spinning Art Yarn Add - Ins    
Registration
Fee
Material Fee  # of Classes Available Time Slot Instructor  Skill Level
$40.00 $20.00
Covers all fibers used in spinning and all class add-ins. About 4 oz of fiber will be used. Add-ins include feathers, fabric scraps, yarn bits and fiber bits
10 Saturday
1-4
Melissa Bohrtz
melissa@hellopurl.com
Must have working relationship with your wheel.
Class Description:
Learn how to add in various items into your yarns through stringing, integrating and plying. We will be working with feathers, fabric, tufts and create traps of fiber.
Student Bring to Class:
Please bring a working spinning wheel preferably with a 1/2" orifice(not necessary but makes applying add-ins easier).
At least two bobbins. Anything you want to see if you can add into your yarn.
             
         

 

 

 
We're Going to Spin That     We're Going to Spin That
Registration
Fee
Material Fee  # of Classes Available Time Slot Instructor  Skill Level
$40.00 $15.00
Includes fibers
12 Saturday
9-12
Kathy Sparks
elmshoot@gmail.com
Basic spinning skills, including the use of the studens own wheel
Class Description:
Explore the other possible fibers that can be spun into novelty yarn such as dog hair, hmep, milkweed and a few other
unusual fibers.
Student Bring to Class:
Spinning wheel, hand cards, flicker, sample skein size niddy noddy, animal (pet) comb.
             
         

 

 

 
Lace Knitting 101     Lace Knitting
Registration
Fee
Material Fee  # of Classes Available Time Slot Instructor  Skill Level
$40.00 $12.00
Covers pattern, highlighter tape, stich markers and handouts.
10 Friday
9-12
Courtney Mussatt
floofymoose@gmail.com
Skills needed:
How to cast on,knit,
and purl
Class Description:
Learn to knit lace like a pro! This class will cover yarn and needle selection, basic increases and decreases, chart reading, shawl construction and lifelines. We'll practice to master techniques and you will receive a lace shawl pattern to continue at home.
Student Bring to Class:
32 inch circular needle in a size US 6., at least 400 yards of fingering or sock weight yarn for shawl.
Samples of fingering or sock weight yarn for swatching
             
           

 

 

Bead Knitting Rockstar Bead Knitting
Registration
Fee
Material Fee  # of Classes Available Time Slot Instructor  Skill Level
$40.00 $13.00
Covers beads, crochet hook, big eye beading needle & Handouts
10 Saturday
9-12
Courtney Mussatt
floofymoose@gmail.com
Skills needed:
How to cast on,knit,
and purl
Class Description:
Learn to add beads to your knitwear for texture and bling. You can choose small subtle beads for a shimmer or contrasting beads for pop of color. This class will cover how to choose the right beads, two methods of adding beads to your knits.
Student Bring to Class:
Fingering or sock weight yarn(you are welcome to bring multiple samples), 16 or 24 inch circular needle in a size
appropriate for your yarn.
             
         

 

 

 
Raw Fleeces - Identify and & Demystify
Registration
Fee
Material Fee  # of Classes Available Time Slot Instructor  Skill Level
$40.00 $13.00
Covers all samples and handouts
10 Friday
1-4
Courtney Mussatt
floofymoose@gmail.com
All levels
Class Description:
So you want to buy your first raw fleece, but which one should you choose? And then what do you do with it?
In this class you will discover what to consider when buying a fleece and what options are available for cleaning your fleece.
We will look at wool, alpaca, angora, mohair and other unique fibers.
             
           

 

 

Divided Carry All Basket
           
Registration
Fee
Material Fee  # of Classes Available Time Slot Instructor  Skill Level
$40.00 $28.00
Covers all materials
to complete the basket
10 Saturday
1-4
Bev Larson
thebasketlady
@beebeesbaskets.com
All levels
Student Bring to Class:
A smile!

 

Many hands make
light work!!

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