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Triangle Loom Weaving Triangle Loom
           
Registration
Fee
Material Fee  # of Classes Available Time Slot Instructor  Skill Level
$45.00 $35.00
Includes 30" cherry triangle loom and instructions
10 Saturday
9-12
Lisa Thyr
etft@ccrtc.com
Beginner
 
Class Description:
Learn the basics of triangle loom weaving on a 30” triangle loom. We will cover calculating the amount of yarn needed, continuous weave technique, edge finishing, fringe, and other fun ideas. Students keep the hardwood triangle loom as part of materials fee.
Student Bring to Class:
Scissors, afghan crochet hook or regular crochet hook, wide tooth comb, a minimum of 50 yds. of thicker weight yarn (at least #4). You may want to bring a less expensive yarn to begin with, or bring several kinds to experiment with. Contact me with any questions.
 

 

 

       
Weave a Scarf on a Rigid Heddle Loom Rigid Heddle Loom
           
Registration
Fee
Material Fee  # of Classes Available Time Slot Instructor  Skill Level
$45.00 $25.00
covers Loom, instructions
10 Friday
9-12
Lisa Thyr
etft@ccrtc.com
Beginner
 
Class Description:
Learn the fundamental steps to the weaving process on a rigid heddle loom designed to make scarves. We will discuss warp, weft, and pattern variations. Make a useful project that can be enjoyed for yourself, or as a gift to warm someone’s life up! Students keep the hardwood loom for future projects.
Student Bring to Class:
Scissors, approximately six 50g skeins of yarn of choice for the scarf – can use different colors or types of yarn to experiment with – the amt. of yarn used will depend on the type and weight chosen, as thicker yarns use less – contact me with any questions
             
         

 

 

 
Silk Reeling Basics Silk Reeling Basics
           
Registration
Fee
Material Fee  # of Classes Available Time Slot Instructor  Skill Level
$45.00 $35.00
Covers 40 cocoons, one itomaki (Japanese silk bobbin) and written instructions
8 Friday
1-4
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 reeling thread from silk cocoons. Students will use new Japanese zakuri silk reels and other reeling options will also be discussed. Students will go home with a small sample of degummed flat silk thread (suitable for embroidery) and one Japanese wooden bobbin (itomaki) of raw silk thread. Additional cocoons and itomakis will be available for purchase
Student Bring to Class:
Bath towel
             
         

 

 

 
Indigo and Woad Dye Indigo and Woad
           
Registration
Fee
Material Fee  # of Classes Available Time Slot Instructor  Skill Level
$45.00 $20.00
Covers Notebook, small sample skeins of each dye shade, materials used in class
12 Saturday
1-4
Gina Crowder Levesque
gina_levesque@yahoo.com
All Levels
 
Class Description:
Indigo and woad are ancient and magical dyes! They require specially prepared vats, are dependent upon weather conditions (when dyeing outside), and turn from green to their characteristic blue when removed from the dye bath. Indigo was also the last color that a synthetic was discovered. In this class, we will learn the history of these dyes, a little of the chemistry that unlocks their mystery, how to start and maintain baths, and much more.
Student Bring to Class:
Wear Old Clothes, Rubber Gloves
             
     

 

 

     
Dyes of the Americas  
           
Registration
Fee
Material Fee  # of Classes Available Time Slot Instructor  Skill Level
$90.00 $20.00
includes all handouts, sample fibers/yarn and learning tools including dye materials
12

Friday
9-12
Friday
1-4

Kathy Sparks
elmshoot@gmail.com
Beginner
 
Class Description:
Come and explore the rich abundance of dyes of America
Student Bring to Class:
Clothes they don’t mind getting dye on, notepaper and writing utensil (pen or pencil)

 

 

Master Continental Knitting   Continental Knitting
           
Registration
Fee
Material Fee  # of Classes Available Time Slot Instructor  Skill Level
$45.00 $4.00 for Cinque Terre cowl pattern 12 Friday
1-4
Courtney Mussatt
floofymoose@gmail.com
 
 
Class Description:
Are you ready to learn a different style of knitting that will let you knit faster and decrease the strain on your hands? Continental knitting results in smaller, quicker movements and makes it a snap to work colorwork, ribbing and more. We’ll learn the knit and purl stitches continental-style and explore different ways to tension our yarn for evenly knitted fabrics. Then we’ll practice our continental knitting with stranded color knitting and more complex stitches such as increases and decreases.
Student Bring to Class:
Samples of fingering or sock weight yarn for swatching, 32 inch circular needle in a size US 5, and skein of fingering or sock weight yarn with at least 400 yards for a cowl.
           
         

 

 

Bead Knitting Rockstar
           
Registration
Fee
Material Fee  # of Classes Available Time Slot Instructor  Skill Level
$45.00 $10.00 Beads, crochet hook and big eye beading needle 12 Saturday
1-4
Courtney Mussatt
floofymoose@gmail.com
Intermediate Student should be able to: work knit and purl stitches, as well as basic increase and decrease stitches
 
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 a pop of color. This class will cover how to choose the right beads, two methods for adding beads to your knits (pre-stringing or as you go) and how to place beads for a desired effect.
Student Bring to Class:
Fingering or sock weight yarn for swatching and a 16 or 24 inch circular needle in size US 5 or US 6.
             
           

 

 

Lace Knitting 101
           
Registration
Fee
Material Fee  # of Classes Available Time Slot Instructor  Skill Level
$45.00 $10.00
Covers Shawl pattern, highlighter tape and stitch markers
12 Saturday
9-12
Courtney Mussatt
floofymoose@gmail.com
All Levels
Student should be able to:
Cast on and work knit and purl stitches
 
Class Description:
Learn to knit lace like a pro! This class will cover yarn and needle selection, basic increases and decreases, chart reading, and lifelines. We’ll practice with to master techniques and you will receive a lace shawl pattern to continue at home. Learn tips and tricks that will take lace from scary to addictive.
Student Bring to Class:
Samples of fingering or sock weight yarn for swatching, 32 inch circular needle in a size US 6, and skein of fingering or sock weight yarn with at least 400 yards for a shawl.
             
           

 

 

Traditional Market Basket Market Basket
           
Registration
Fee
Material Fee  # of Classes Available Time Slot Instructor  Skill Level
$45.00 $25.00
Covers all materials to complete the basket
10 Saturday
1-4
Bev Larson
thebasketlady@beebeesbaskets.com
All Levels
 
Class Description:
Traditional Market Basket – While originally intended for carrying to the market, this is a great basket to carry anything, especially you latest spinning, knitting or weaving project. 10 x 14 inch.
Students Bring to Class:
A smile!
             
           

 

 

Beginning Embroidery: Creating a Mini Hoop Necklace Mini Hoop Necklace
           
Registration
Fee
Material Fee  # of Classes Available Time Slot Instructor  Skill Level
$45.00 $20.00
Covers An assortment of embroidery thread colors and fabric bases to work with. A mini hoop to hold your finished embroidered art piece. One round or oval mini embroidery hoop ranging from 1.5” to 2.5” in size. Parts to turn your mini hoop into a necklace, brooch or magnet. As well as the materials for transferring the stitch sampler. Paint will also be provided if you want to finish the rim of your mini hoop.
12 Friday
1-4
Melissa Bohrtz
melissa@hellopurl.com
 
 
Class Description:
Learn the basics of embroidery and create a mini hoop art piece with Melissa of Hello Purl. The first part of class you will learn how to work with embroidery thread and some beginner embroidery stitches to get you started. As well as how to transfer a pattern. In the second part of class you will design and create a mini hoop art piece that can be turned into a necklace, brooch or magnet. This Embroidering a Mini Hoop class is a great way to learn how to get started with embroidering.
Student Bring to Class:
An embroidery hoop 3-4” in diameter no larger then 6”. Hoops can be wood or plastic. Also bring ideas and/or mini patterns for your finished piece.
             
         

 

 

 
Plying for Texture: Bumps
           
Registration
Fee
Material Fee  # of Classes Available Time Slot Instructor  Skill Level
$45.00 $20.00 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 techniques. All plying yarns needed for class. 10 Saturday
1-4
Melissa Bohrtz
melissa@hellopurl.com
Intermediate
 
Class Description:
Curious on how to create a little texture when plying? Just add some bumps! In this class Melissa of Hello Purl will show you how to ply for texture by creating bumps in their yarns. The techniques covered will be how to spiral ply, create stacks and traps. We will be working with combed top and fiber art batts to achieve the techniques described. Students will walk away with three 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
             
         

 

 

 
Creative Carding:
Creating Texture in Fiber Art Batts
Creative Carding
           
Registration
Fee
Material Fee  # of Classes Available Time Slot Instructor  Skill Level
$45.00 $30.00
Covers A variety of uncarded/raw wools, locks and other fibers including but not limited to raw silk, feathers, noils, neps, sweater scraps, banana tangles, licker in leftovers, sari and thrums. Everything you need to make 3-4 three ounce textured fiber art batts.

12

Saturday
9-12

Melissa Bohrtz
melissa@hellopurl.com
Beginner
 
Class Description:
Want to get creative in your carding and create textured fiber art batts? Then this class is just for you! Join Melissa of Hello Purl in a carding adventure where she will show you how to add a variety of fibers to achieve maximum texture in your batts. We will discuss layering fibers and how they work on the carder and in spinning. We will be working with uncarded wools, yarn/fiber scraps, tangles and other raw fibers. You will then create a few of your own batts to take home to spin up on your own.
Student Bring to Class:
A drum carder that can card textured fibers 72 TPI. No fine tooth carders, they won't work. If you don't have a drum carder there will be a few to share in class. Any fibers you think you may want to work with and try to card.
             
         

 

 

 
Needle Felted Treasure Jar Lid Needle Felted Treasure Jar Lid
           
Registration
Fee
Material Fee  # of Classes Available Time Slot Instructor  Skill Level
$45.00 $15.00
Covers Everything needed to make your felted Treasure Jar.
10 Saturday
9-12
Mary Schmedeke
mkschmedeke@gmail.com
All Levels
 
Class Description:
You will Needle Felt a scene for the top of a Mason Jar.  The jar will make the perfect place to store your treasures. 
Student Bring to Class:
A willingness to learn and have fun!
             
           

 

 

Viking Knitted Bracelet Viking Knitted Bracelet
           
Registration
Fee
Material Fee  # of Classes Available Time Slot Instructor  Skill Level
$90.00 $15.00
All materials you will need to complete your bracelet.
8 Friday
9-12,
1-4
Mary Schmedeke
mkschmedeke@gmail.com
All levels
 

Class Descripton:
Viking Knit is an ancient technique which dates back , yes, the Vikings. Once you get the hang of it, it is surprisingly easy and requires little equipment. Viking Knitting is done with wire and knitted on a oak dowel.  It is then pulled through a wooden draw plate with progressively smaller holes until you reach the size bracelet you desire. 

Student Bring to Class:
A willingness to learn and have fun!
             
         

 

 

 
Beginning Spinning  
           
Registration
Fee
Material Fee  # of Classes Available Time Slot Instructor  Skill Level
$45.00 None   Friday
9-12
John Salamone
johnsalamone1963@gmail.com
Beginners
 
Class Description:
A great Class to get started spinning. You will learn all the basics.
Student Bring to Class:
A working wheel
 

 

 

Rainbow Dyepot Rainbow Dye Pot
         
Registration
Fee
Material Fee  # of Classes Available Time Slot Instructor  Skill Level
$45.00 $75.00
To cover 1 pound of various fibers, all acid dyes being used, a 16 oz bottle of Namaste Farms Wash & Dye, a 16 oz Bottle of Namaste Farms, Scour the Scoundrel.
10 Saturday
1-9
Christina Coghill
Ccspins2000@yahoo.com
 
Class Description:
This class will teach Redding Method Dynamic Dyeing. This is the foundation class for Redding Method Dyeing. This class will teach you how to use acid dyes to dye a rainbow in 1 pot. Your dye pot will include various fibers, wool, alpaca, mohair, etc. We will be using acid dyes to dye a colorful rainbow. You will be amazed at how beautiful and vibrant your fibers will become. After this class you will be able to use the skills learned to dye a multitude of color ways.
Student Bring to Class:
Apron, gloves, face mask if wanted, along with a plastic bag to take home your wet fibers, and a 5 quart or larger pan that you will not be using for food in the future. You can use any type of pan from a thrift shop as long as it is not glass or rusty.
 
 
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