The Fiber Event Workshops

 

2014 Classes/Workshops

FRIDAY 9-12 AM FRIDAY 1-4 PM
Indigo Dyeing
Free to Weave on 4-H Floor Loom
Rigid Heddle Warp & Weave
Spinning Speciality Fibers
Nuno Felt Scarf
Cable Ready Knitting
Artistic Fiber Blending
Wet Felted Flowers
 
Triangle Loom Weaving
   
SATURDAY 9-12 AM
SATURDAY 1-4 PM
Warping a 4-H Floor Loom
Pick Up Sticks on Rigid Heddle Loom
Lichen Dyeing
Fiber Art Bag - Felting
Felted Purse, needle & wet
Color Blending
Woven Wrap Bracelets
Inkle Loom Weaving
   
   

 

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Descriptions

Indigo Dyeing - Gina Levesque, Wagoner, OK
Email: gina_levesque@yahoo.com
Indigo is ancient and magical! It requires a specially prepared vat, is dependent upon weather condidtions, and turns from green to its characteristic blue when removed from the dyebath. It was also the last color that a synthethic was matched. In class we will learn the history of this dye, a little of the chemistry that unlocks the mystery, how to start and maintain an indigo bath and much more.

Materials fee:  $15.00
No minimum or maximum number of students

Lisa
Sandra
Donetta

 

How to Warp and Weave on a Rigid Heddle Loom -Jay Couch,
Brooklyn, IN

Email: couchslittleworkshop@yahoo.com
Learn to quickly warp a rigid heddle loom and weave a sampler in this class!
Looms are provided.

Materials fee: $10.00 for yarns used
Class size: Max of 6

Carolyn
Kate

 

Nuno Felt Scarf - David Broughton, Plainfield, IN (Nomad Yarns)
Email: erica@nomadyarnshop.com
Learn this fun and simple wet felt technique and come away with a finished elegant scarf! We will talk thru abstract to more complex designs and then let you loose to make your own masterpiece!

Materials fee: $10.00 which includes fiber and silk chiffon scarf

Theresa
Susan
Thelzeda
Brenda
Cheryl
Patsy
Erika

 

Artisitc Fiber Blending, preparing fibers creatively - Melissa Bohrtz, Green Bay, WI
Email:melissa@hellopurl.com

In this class you will learn how to blend fibers into batts, rolags and pulled rovings so you can spin or felt creatively. Learn how to use a drum carder, blending board and hackle to prepare a vairety of fibers including natural and synthetic. With the use of the equipment and fibers you will find how to layer as well as add texture. We will discuss your creative wishes as a fiber artist and you will discover how to create these desired effects in your work.
Please bring any fibers you wish to blend as well as any blending equipment you may have.

There will be a limited number of tools to share in class.
Materials fee: $30.00

Courtney
Rachel
Janie

 

 

FRIDAY 1-4 PM

Free to Weave on 4-H Loom - Jennie Hawkey, Hopewell, IL
Email:jennieh105@aol.com
The looms are warped and ready for you to weave!
Enjoy weaving on a 4H loom. Each loom is threaded for you to try out a variety of weaves. You will learn how to treadle a loom to get different results and leave with a beautiful sample of your work.

Limit of 10 students
Materials fee: $5.00

 

Spinning Specality Fibers: Qiviut - Kathy Sparks, Unionville, IN
Email: elmshoot@aol.com
Students will be introducted to the wonders of qiviut, the undercoat of the muskox. We will begin working with small samples of fine wools and angora to understand the nuances of fine fiber spinning and to ensure that we are going to spin qiviut to the best of your ability. Information presented in the workshop will contain sources of qiviut, suggestion for projects and information about the muskox and its role in the cottage industry employed by indigenous peoles in both Canada and the US.

For intermediate to advanced
Materials fee: $30.00 which includes a fiber pack of roving for practice and a small
amount of qiviut.

Sandra
Kate

 

Cable Ready - Knitting - Mary Seger, Trafalgar, IN
Email: mes2052@embarqmail.com
This workshop includes basic cables, 4 different cable will be covered, along with tips and tricks for working cables. There is a homework assignment to be done prior to class. The teacher will email the assingment to the students---its a very easy swatch or two.
Students should be able to knit and purl.
Students should bring their own light colored worsted weight yarn, needles of appropiate size and doo-dahs.

 

Wet Felted Flowers - Kandys Beil, Boonville, MO
Email: kebleil@hotmail.com
This class will employ wet felting techniques (rubbing, hand manipulation, rolling, stretching, etc) to make these beautiful flowers from handsful of special short staple merino wool. The finished flowers can be used as pins, hairclips and so forth. The class will provide written instructions, and materials for the wet felting technique which will teach the stages of felting from soft skin to finished sculptured flower.
Students will leave with 4-6 finished flowers.

Materials fee: $20.00

Ellen
Heather
Debbie
Mary Ann

 

Triangle Loom Weaving - Lisa Thyr, Cloverdale, IN,
Email:
etft@ccrtc.com Learn the basics of triangle loom weaving on a 30 inch triangle loom. We will cover how to calculate amount of yarn needed, continuous weave technique, edge finishing, fringe, and other fun ideas.  Students will take the cherry wood loom home for furture projects.

Students need to bring: scissors, afghan crochet hook, wide tooth comb, 
a minimum of 50 yards of inexpensive yarn or several different yarns.
Materials fee: $35.00
Maximum of 10, minimum of 2

Jennifer
Carolyn
Franne
Ann

 

SATURDAY 9-12 AM

Warping a Loom...4-H - Jennie Hawkey, Hopewell, IL
Email:jennieh105@aol.com
Are you curious about how looms are warped?
Students will observe a warping demonstration then thread a 4H loom and weave a bookmark.

Materials fee: $5.00
Limit of 10 students

 

Lichen Dyeing--Kathy Sparks, Unionville, IN
Email: elmshoot@aol.com

THIS CLASS IS FULL
Explore the world of this little understood plant and discover the amazing colors that can be obtained from these forest dwellers. We will investigate colors from Lichens native to Indiana, those which may be collected while traveling and explore the wonders of some of the amazing complex dye procedures that can result in phenomenal colors.

Materials fee: $25.00 which includes all lichens that will be using in communal dyepots and sample skeins of wool for your record books.
Maximum of 10---THIS CLASS IS FULL

Sandra
Carla
Gina
Pam
Debbie
Patricia
Brenda
Peggy
Susan
Andrea
Whitney

 

Felted Purse - needle and wet - Patti Hodge, Whiteland, IN
Email: pattiscreativefelt.com
Make a felted purse first with needle felting then fulled by wet felting.
May add simple designs and an optional pocket.

Students should bring: multineedle felting tool (4 or 5 needles) plus one needle,
bath towel and must be 15 years of age or older.
Materials fee: $25.00 which includes foam square, fibers, soap, dyed fibers for designs.Maximum number of students: 10, minimun of 4

Carolyn
Dixie
Simone
Lexi
Mary Ann

 

Woven Wrap Bracelets - Kandys Bleil of Boonville, MO
Email: kebleil@hotmail.com
You will learn basic techniques such as warping your loom, the weaving process, joining threads, and knot tying along with some advanced techniques like silk wrapping and applying charms to your work. Many tips will be provided to help you avoid the problems of the beginning beader. You will have the use of a loom the instructor designed specifically for these bracelets during class and be provided all hte materials to complete a single wrap bracelet. Written instructions and a resource list will be provided.

Materials fee: $20.00
Maximun number of students: 15, minimun of 4

Brian
Kathleen

 

SATURDAY PM

Using pick up sticks on a rigid heddle loom - Jay Couch, Brooklyn, IN
Email: couchslittleworkshop@yahoo.com

You will work with a warped rigid heddle loom and will learn to use pick up sticks
for a variety of designs to weave a unqiue sampler.
All looms, pick up sticks and yarns will be provided.

Materials fee: $10.00
Maximum number of students: 6

Ella
Cathay
Patricia
Sue
Peggy

 

Fiber Art Bag - David Broughton, Plainfield, IN (Nomad Yarns)
Email:erica@nomadyarnshop.com

Turn a simple bag blank into your own portable piece of felt art. You will learn simple wet felt and needle felt techniques for 2D and 3D embellishment and think about color choice and design for all other fiber art pieces. This is a great project for a first time fiber art student as the bag is completed in class.

Materials fee: 35.00 which includes felt bag, fibers, felting needles, color grid,
sketch pad, notebook, pencils
Limit of 7 students

Carolyn
Michaela
Ashley
Mary

 

Color Blending for Fiber Artists - Jessica Madsen, Crawfordsville, IN
Email:jdpmadsen@juno.com
Remember first grade and the color wheel with its pie shaped segments of red, yellow and blue and the colors in between? We will blend wools dyed in those primary colors and create our own color wheel. Once the color wheel is mixed, we will explore blending colors as inspired by a few favorite photographs. Bring some pictures and we will discuss ways to use the blended colors for spinning and felting. When you go home you'll have to resist the urge to blend everything in your stash!

Students should bring: wool handcards or blending brushes and a few favorite photographs.
Optional: drop spindle, felting needles, knitting needles and hand held looms.
Materials fee: $10.00
Maximum number of students: 8, minimun of 4

Sandra
Courtney
Patricia

 

Inkle Weaving---Gina Levesque, Wagoner, OK
Email:gina_levesque@yahoo.com
Inkle weaving is done on a small portable loom and is used to make bands for belts, straps, bookmarks, and trim on clothing. Perfect for gift giving! Come learn this ancient fiber art. Instructor will provide a loom for each student to use during class.
Each student wil take home a finished band.

Materials fee: $5.00
Maximum number of students: 8

Patricia
Franne
Jeanne
Tori

 

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