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Triangle Loom Weaving Triangle Loom
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.
 

 

 

       
Twined Rag Rug Sampler Twined Rug
Registration
Fee
Material Fee  # of Classes Available Time Slot Instructor  Skill Level
$40.00 $15.00
includes Twining Loom and instructions
10 Saturday
9-12
Lisa Thyr
etft@ccrtc.com
Beginner
 
Class Description:
Students will learn weft twining on a small loom using recycled fabrics. Twined rag rugs/projects tend to be heavier, thicker, and more durable than many other rag rugs. The terminology is much the same as weaving. We will be making a sampler utilizing different pitches and colors to familiarize students with techniques. Finished projects on the loom will be approximately 14” x 20”.
Student Bring to Class:
Scissors or rotary cutter and mat Fabric to cut or tear into strips for weaving – Most types of fabric are appropriate – I would suggest nothing heavier than denim or light upholstery fabric – Your warp fabric will be hidden/covered, so bring an old sheet or 1/2 yd. lightweight fabric that can be cut/torn into strips (Goodwill is a great and inexpensive source) – Weft fabrics of at least two different or contrasting colors allows for better experimentation. - This is a wonderful way to de-stash leftover fabric, old sheets, table cloths, etc. – Approximately 1 yd. each of two colors minimum needed. Email with any questions.
             
         

 

 

 
Felted Flower and Vine Felted Flower
           
Registration
Fee
Material Fee  # of Classes Available Time Slot Instructor  Skill Level
$40.00 $16.00
includes roving, bamboo mat, bubble wrap, soap
10 Saturday
9-12
Patti Hodge
pattisfelt@gmail.com
Beginner
 
Class Description:
We will be learning how to basically wet felt. Using our hands, soap , water. In this workshop we will be making flowers and vines to create a beautiful neck accessory. Very light and a fashion hit, made by you.
Student Bring to Class:
Bath size towel. sponge
             
         

 

 

 
Making Mawatas(Hankies and Caps)from Silk Cocoona Making Mawatas
Registration
Fee
Material Fee  # of Classes Available Time Slot Instructor  Skill Level
$40.00 $45.00
80 cocoons, frames for hankies and caps, mesh bag, degumming solution
12 Friday
1-4
Esther Peregrine
ester.peregrine@yahoo.com 
All Levels
 
Class Description:
Have you ever seen tiny silk cocoons and wondered how they become fluffy piles of fiber called mawatas, also known as hankies and caps? Learn how to soften and spread silk cocoons over frames to make silk hankies and caps for use in spinning, knitting, felting, or quilting. No experience is necessary.
Student Bring to Class:
Bath Towel
             
     

 

 

     
Silk Reeling Basics Silk Reeling
Registration
Fee
Material Fee  # of Classes Available Time Slot Instructor  Skill Level
$40.00 $30.00
80 cocoons, 2 boilable plastic spools and degumming solution.
9 Friday
9-12
Esther Peregrine
ester.peregrine@yahoo.com  
All Levels
 
Class Description:
Follow in the footsteps of Empress Hsi Ling Shi, credited in Chinese legend with the discovery of silk reeling, and learn the ancient art of how to reel thread from silk cocoons. The basics of silk reeling will be covered. Reeling equipment will be provided and will also be available to purchase. Students will go home with one spool of raw silk thread and one spool of degummed flat silk thread suitable for embroidery. If desired the raw silk can be thrown (twisted) on a spinning wheel at home, otherwise knowledge of spinning is not required for the workshop.
 

 

 

Blending Board     Blending Board
Registration
Fee
Material Fee  # of Classes Available Time Slot Instructor  Skill Level
$40.00 $15.00
3oz bag of various fibers including wool, silk, bamboo, sparkle, and 1 diz
6 Friday
1-4
Jessaca Sears
charadefire@yahoo.com
All levels
 
Class Description:
We will begin with a brief discussion about the difference between hand carders, drum carders and blending boards and the blended results each one gives. We will talk about color blending and “painting” with a blending board and practice each technique while we make two different sets of rolags – a basic striped rolag and an art rolag. Students will also learn how to pull fiber off in a square batt as well has how to diz from a Blending Board. They will have the opportunity to work with a variety of fibers including wool (Shetland, Merino, Polworth, BFL), Silk Hankies, Bamboo, Sari Silk, Silk Noil, Sofsilk, and Sparkle.
Student Bring to Class:
Bring your own blending board.
           
         

 

 

Setting Up Your Home Dyeing Lab Dying Lab
           
Registration
Fee
Material Fee  # of Classes Available Time Slot Instructor  Skill Level
$40.00 $40.00
Dye Kit (6 colors), mask, gloves, citric acid, measuring cup, syringe, and extensive handout.
10 Friday
1-4
Kandys Bleil
kebleil@hotmail.com
Students must be at least 18 (or 13 or older accompanied by an adult). No particular skill level is required. The chemicals we will use are food grade and considered safe.
 
Class Description:
Have you wanted to start dyeing your own fiber or yarns and just haven't known how to get started? You've read different books, each saying something a little different, so you lack confidence about taking the plunge. Here's an opportunity to learn the basics of dyeing, including making stock dye solutions and applying it to you protein based fibers (wool, mohair, etc.). In this class, you will be provided with a kit of 6 acid washfast dye powders, along with the needed auxilliaries.
Student Bring to Class:
1-pint canning jars along with their rims and lids (I like the regular-mouth size better than the wide-mouth jars for this). You may want to purchase a box of a dozen, if you like to mix your colors, but you'll only need six of them for class. You'll want to bring a sturdy cardboard box (the one your jars came in would be great) to keep your stock solutions and a few others tools. You will also need to bring a 1/2 teaspoon measure.
             
           

 

 

Exploring the Color Red with Natural Dyes Natural Dyes
Registration
Fee
Material Fee  # of Classes Available Time Slot Instructor  Skill Level
$40.00 $15 12 Saturday
1-4
Gina Crowder Levesque
gina_levesque@yahoo.com
All levels
**Wear Old Clothes
 
Class Description:
This class will cover how lasting reds were produced on cloth. Dyes included, but not limited to, are madder, cochineal, and Brazil wood. Students will learn how to manipulate of each color using pH and temperature. The history of each dye will also be discussed. Students will leave class with samples and recipes.
             
           

 

 

Dying with Native Indiana Plants Dying with Native Palnts
           
Registration
Fee
Material Fee  # of Classes Available Time Slot Instructor  Skill Level
$40.00 $20.00
includes all handouts, sample fibers/yarn and learning tools including dye materials
12 Friday
9-12
Kathy Sparks
elmshoot@gmail.com
Beginner
 
Class Description:
Come and explore the rich abundance of native plants found in Indiana, which will yield some amazing color. This class, is a follow on to last years workshop and we will explore new and different plants which produce some lovely colors. Fields, forests, gardens, roadsides - who knows where the plants can be found. Plant identification will increase your knowledge of what can be found in your own backyard, and we will discuss methods of obtaining optimum color from each plant.
Come and join in the fun! No experience needed.
Students Bring to Class:
Clothes they don’t mind getting dye on, notepaper and writing utensil (pen or pencil)
             
           

 

 

Spinning Flame and Crepe Yarns Spinning FLame and Crepe Yarns
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 Saturday
1-4
Kandys Bleil
kebleil@hotmail.com
This class is not for new spinners. Students should have intermediate skills and some experience spinning thick yarn will be a plus.
 
Class Description:
Are you looking for some simple technics to make new and interesting yarns? In this class you will spin two different yarns - Flame Yarn and Crepe Yarn. These two yarns are similar in that you will be plying two different weights of yarn together with varying hand positions. The flame yarn (so called because of the wavering width of the yarn which looks a lot like a candle flame) involves one strand spun in "thick and thin" and one thin strand spun in the same direction with a spiral ply technic. The Crepe yarn involves one thick strand and two thin strands, one spun in each direction. We will talk above how to spin different weight yarns and also discuss the combining of commercially spun yarns with your handspun. We'll experiment with the effect of differing color hues and intensities of the plying yarns and their effect on the finished yarn.
Student Bring to Class:
A spinning wheel in working order, a lazy kate, at least two bobbins, a niddy noddy.
             
         

 

 

 
Ever Green- Vibrant, Lasting Greens from Natural Dyes Vibrant Lasting Greens
           
Registration
Fee
Material Fee  # of Classes Available Time Slot Instructor  Skill Level
$40.00 $15.00
Dyes used in class, yarn samples, notebooks for each student
12 Saturday
9-12
Gina Crowder Levesque
gina_levesque@yahoo.com
All levels
**Wear Old Clothes
 
Class Description:
It would seem difficult to obtain lasting greens from natural dyes. Many of the dye materials that come to mind give greens that are just stains and fade quickly. In this class you will learn what materials, or combinations of materials, give beautiful lasting greens and take home a notebook of samples. Students should wear old clothing or a dye apron.
             
         

 

 

 
Beaded Wire Bracelet Beaded Wire Bracelet
Registration
Fee
Material Fee  # of Classes Available Time Slot Instructor  Skill Level
$40.00 $10.00
covers, Wire, metal needles, beads, jump rings and clasps

15 Friday
9-12
Courtney Mussatt
floofymoose@gmail.com
 
 
Class Description:
Create a custom bracelet from wire and beads that you, and your friends, will love. See different styles and options, then jump right into your own bracelet. You will leave the class with a completed bracelet and the tools and skills to create more!
Student Bring to Class: Creativity!
             
         

 

 

 
Make Your Own Stitch Markers Stitch Markers
Registration
Fee
Material Fee  # of Classes Available Time Slot Instructor  Skill Level
$40.00 $10.00
Flexible wire, headpins, eyepins, jump rings, beads, crimps and round nose pliers
15 Friday
1-4
Courtney Mussatt
floofymoose@gmail.com
 
 
Class Description:
Explore ways to make your own custom stitch markers for knitting or crochet. We will make three different types of stitch markers using flexible beading wire, headpins and a variety of beads. You will leave the class with at least a dozen stitch markers and the skills to create many more!
Student Bring to Class: Creativity!
             
           

 

 

Knitting Cables 101
Registration
Fee
Material Fee  # of Classes Available Time Slot Instructor  Skill Level
$40.00 $5.00
covers Cable Needles and stitch markers
15 Saturday
9-3
Courtney Mussatt
floofymoose@gmail.com
All levels
 

Class Descripton:
Learn to knit cables like a pro! We will cover yarn and needle selection, cabling to the front and back, and reading charts. Put your new knowledge to practice in class to master techniques and learn how to fix cabling mistakes.

Student Bring to Class:
Worsted weight yarn and appropriately sized needles (approximately US 7-9)
             
         

 

 

 
Small Irish Knitting Basket Irish Knitting
Registration
Fee
Material Fee  # of Classes Available Time Slot Instructor  Skill Level
$40.00 $22.00
Covers all materials to complete the basket
10 Saturday
1-4
Bev Larson
thebasketlady@beebeesbaskets.com
All Levels
 
Class Description:
A smaller version of the traditional Irish Knitting Basket. We will be working with 8 inch hoops weaving in 3 quadrants
Student Bring to Class:
A smile!
 
 

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