Students may start with a hand or drop spindle and progress to spinning on the wheel. Students who own wheels should bring to use in class. Hand spindles and wool roving will be provided for use in class. Carding and combing preparation techniques and care and feeding of spinning wheels will be covered. Please bring bring your own equipment if you have it
If you would like to participate in this class and do not have a spinning wheel, please notify the instructor in advance. We will attempt to find one for you to borrow.
Single crochet is the bedrock of crochet; however, this humble little stitch can become your go to favorite with just a few tweaks. I start by asking “what if” and ended up with some really interesting results. The tips learned in this class can also be applied to other stitches and before you know it you could create your very own stitch pattern! From color work to interesting textures, you will learn to create simply stunning single crochet fabric. Materials: Smooth light colored (no black, dark brown, gray or blue) worsted weight yarn, hook sizes: your favorite hook for worsted weight yarn, one size smaller, one size larger, and a really big hook such as an M, O, or P, scissors and a yarn needle.
The free in freeform means that you can crochet in any direction, mix up the stitches, and create a unique piece of fiber art. While there are no patterns for a finished piece there are stitch patterns and guidelines that you will use to create your very own fiber art square. The skills gained in this class will also benefit your traditional crochet as it will build your understanding of the connection between stitches and fabric. Materials: A variety of yarn - small amounts of 3-4 colors of smooth yarn in the same weight, complimentary yarn of other weights is optional, a range of crochet hook sizes based on your yarn choices, scissors and a yarn needle.
Learn about overcoming color challenges in a fun interactive environment! We will cover basic color wheel concepts and ways to implement this into planning projects. Students will walk away with skills to help overcome color frustrations and have a better understanding of how colors work together.
Continue practicing after class or start a new project. Grab a snack and hang out!
Learn how to use Instagram to a) promote fiber businesses and b) create connections within the fiber community. Instagram has millions of users and is a free app that can be incredibly beneficial for marketing. Students go over Instagram marketing basics like photo composition, hashtags, commenting, connecting with other accounts, and how to form an Instagram marketing strategy. Bring to class: phone with an Instagram account, one small project or skein of yarn you would like to photograph
Intro to crochet cabling. Students will learn simple crochet cabling techniques that can be used to create sophisticated and intricate cable designs. This class is geared towards beginners who have a basic understanding of crochet. Stitches taught in class include Front Post Double Crochet, Back Post Double Crochet, Left Cross Trebles, and Right Cross Trebles. Help will be provided to students needing assistance with reading the pattern/graph if needed. Student Homework: Before attending class, students should work on single crochet, double crochet, and treble crochet stitches. It is also helpful if students have some experience reading patterns/graphs.
Kit includes: QUOE Pattern, Official QUOE Pinback Button, 1 skein of worsted weight Moontower Dyeworks yarn (218 yards), 15% off coupon to Moontower Dyeworks, and claim ticket for one free Moontower Dyeworks stitch marker. (Total- $30 market value) Note: Kit does not include hook. Students must provide their own size I (5.5 mm) hook.
If you can spin yarn on a drop spindle come learn how to mix it up and have some fun making art yarn. These yarns are perfect for adding a stripe, an edging, or even a complete project such as a hat or fingerless mitts. Bring your own spindle if you have one or I will have spindles for use in the class. A heavy spindle works well for this type of spinning. I will supply all fiber for use in this class.
11-1pm $30 (or 2/$50) Shelby Hamden, Register here
A lucet is a tool used to create a sturdy cord out of yarn. It can be used in many knitting/crochet projects in the place of an i-cord or can also be used to knit with as a bulky weight chain-style yarn. Students will receive instruction on how to use a lucet with two techniques. Students will leave the class with general knowledge of cord making with their lucet and a detailed handout to guide them through continuing to work with their lucet at home.
Although students as young as the age of 11 may attend this class, it is most recommended for ages 14 and up. It is required that students below 14 years attend with a parent and a ticket will need to be purchased for each. (There is a two ticket option for any students attending as a pair.)
All supplies will be included in the class fee including your lucet tool and some wool yarn to practice with. You may wish to bring a pen or pencil and a notepad.
A Fiber preparation and blending workshop for beginner to advanced spinners. Students in this class will explore the innate properties of the spinning fibers provided. They will then apply various blending and spinning techniques such as carding, combing and plying of the fibers. The fibers will include wool, silk, camelids and mohair, etc. After preparing the blends, sample yarns will be spun from them. By the end of class they will be able to determine the unique properties of each fiber and how the blends affect the hand, strength, drape, elasticity, etc. of the individual yarns. In addition, they will have the skills to plan and prepare a yarn of blended fibers to use in their unique projects.
All Fibers Provided by the instructor. Some equipment such as hand combs and hand cards etc to share
Students will bring: Hand Cards and combs if they have them. A spinning wheel in good working order Lazy Kate if they have one Ball Winder if they have one Niddy Noddy if they have one
McKnitty - Beads in knitting Azzurro Luna - Rug hooking Eidolon House - Spinning wheel Potion Yarns - Swift & ball winder Heavenly Fiber - Drop spindle
All materials included in the class price. Make a fun Snowman ornament. Email Stephanie at email@example.com to register ahead of time. Classes will be held in Froggy Fibers booth on a walk up basis. Children and adults welcome.
Dye a Silk Scarf - Friday & Saturday - $18 per scarf - Teacher Midge Jackson
Come by the Pearly Queen booth and dye a custom silk scarf. Safe, non toxic dyes and scarves included in the class price. Children and adults are welcome in this come and go class.
An informal gathering to walk in and learn the basics. Needles and scrap yarn for instruction will be provided. Needle sets can be purchased to continue at home. We encourage attendees to shop the festival vendors for yarn.
Spinning Demos Broadway Creations
Weaving Demos Redbird Farm
Beginner Spinning on Spinning Wheel - 10am to noon - $50 - Teacher Jane Deason
By the end of this 2 hour class, you will leave with a basic understanding of spinning and a ball of 2ply yarn. Class size is limited to 6 students. All materials will be provided, except a wheel. Spinning wheel rental for the class available for an additional $10. Contact the instructor at firstname.lastname@example.org or 918-779-2155 with questions and to prepay.