Here Kitty, Kitty Needle-Felted Cat

This workshop teaches the basics of creating animals using needle-felting. We will start with the basic body shape and then add ears, tail, and other features to make your cat.  Materials: felting pad or foam sponge, several ounces of wool roving in the colors of your choice for your cat, and a heavyweight felting needle

Cost: $15      Instructor: Theresa Hornstein   

Thursday, July 6 @ 6 - 8 pm

 

Woven Wall Hanging

 This is a hands on class where we will cover the basic tapestry weaving techniques and how to make your own woven wall hanging.  You will learn how to warp your loom, plain weave, rya knots, soumak, create shapes and designs, and how to finish your piece.  You will leave with a finished woven wall hanging and the knowledge and confidence to continue creating beautiful tapestry weavings in the future.  Included in this class is the use of a tapestry frame loom, looms are also available for purchase.  We will continue to work over the lunch hour so bring a lunch or there are local shops available for purchasing lunch in the area. No previous experience required.  Open to ages 12 and up.
Materials: Yarn for your weaving. Any weight yarn or combination. Roving and or fabric also an option. Amounts will vary depending on fiber weight and weave so grab some favorite colors and combinations. You are in the right place if you need more. Also bring a tapestry needle and scissors.

 Cost $59 (includes use of weaving frame, weaving tools, warp,and dowel)

Instructor: Kristen Kaas                                   Saturday June 10 @ 10:30 am -3:30 pm

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Rigid Heddle Weaving 101


Need a new way to bust through that yarn stash? Or maybe you’re ready to add a new dimension to your fiber repertoire? For a new weaver, a scarf is a great first project and a fun way to explore the basics of making fabric. Using a portable rigid heddle loom, we will talk about warp and weft, learn direct warping, and weave a plain weave scarf while practicing rhythm and even tension. We will go over hemming and taking the project off the loom at our finishing party. Materials: Rigid Heddle loom (available for rental from Yarn Harbor for $15), warp and weft yarn, a few yards of smooth scrap yarn, and a tapestry needle. For the warp and weft, bring 150 yards of each color in worsted weight yarn. For the warp yarn, it needs to pass the “pull test”: if the yarn snaps or drifts apart when firmly pulled, then it isn’t suitable for warp.

Cost: $45              Instructor: Tracy Griggs
SaturdayApril 15 @ 10 - 4 pm with a break for lunch and Thursday May 4th @ 6 - 7 pm for the finishing

Saturday, September 23 @ 10 am - 4 pm with a break for lunch
Thursday, October 12 @ 6 - 7 pm for finishing

Beyond the Basics in Rigid Heddle Weaving: Finger Controlled Weaves

From loops to lace to texture, we’ll explore techniques to highlight your rigid heddle weaving and turn that plain fabric sampler into something even more remarkable. Previous experience with basic weaving required. Please arrive at class ready to have fun and with your loom warped (light-medium colored yarn, 8” - 10” weaving width, at least 45” warping length). For the warp yarn, it needs to pass the “pull test”: if the yarn snaps or drifts apart when firmly pulled, then it isn’t suitable for warp. Additional materials: 175 yards worsted weight yarn for weft (various colors), 2 shuttles, a few yards of smooth scrap yarn, and a tapestry needle.


Cost: $25                              Instructor: Tracy Griggs     


Saturday May 20 @ 10 am - 1 pm

Drop Spindling 101

Have you ever wanted to spin your own yarn but are intimidated by the cost and commitment involved in purchasing a spinning wheel? The drop spindle is the perfect way to get started with very little upfront investment. With nothing but a spindle and some fiber, you will be making your own yarn in no time. Materials: 1 drop spindle and 4 oz. wool roving.

Cost: $38       Instructor: Katie Rider

Wednesday, June 21, 28 & July 5 @ 6 - 8 pm
Wednesday, August 9, 16 & 23 @ 6 - 8 pm

 

Natural Dyes on Wool

Come and learn the art of natural dyeing. Learn how to prepare dyes, mordant fibers, and modify your colors after dyeing to create unique yarns. We will discuss ethical harvesting, methods of dyeing, and maybe even do a little collecting. Dyeing is a messy process, so wear chose you don’t mind getting spotted. Materials: 1 skein of wool yarn.


Cost: $30        Instructor: Theresa Hornstein               

Saturday, July 15 @ 10 am – 2 pm

 


Needle Felting with Cookie Cutters   

If you don't feel comfortable working free-hand, cookie cutter felting is for you. Use the cookie cutter to form your base shape and then embellish. The technique is quick and you are limited only by your imagination. Cookie cutters and embellishments provided. Materials: felting pad or foam sponge, several ounces of wool roving in the colors of your choice, and a heavy weight felting needle.  

Cost: $15           Instructor: Theresa Hornstein   

Thursday, August 10 @ 6 - 8 pm

 

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Needle-Felting 101


Needle-felting can be used to create 3-dimensional shapes and sculptures out of roving and yarn. In this class, you’ll make a basic body shape and adapt it by adding ears, facial features, and other design elements. Learn how to create blended colors, felt in facial features to add character, and add embellishments to create a unique “critter.” Materials: felting pad or foam sponge, several ounces of wool roving in the colors of your choice, and a heavy weight felting needle.

Cost: $15        Instructor: Theresa Hornstein      

 

Thursday September 7 @ 6 - 8 pm



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Scandinavian Sami Inspired Bracelet Class

Come and learn to craft your beautiful Scandinavian Sami inspired bracelet using traditional Sami techniques.  Enjoy new designs. Sami people are indigenous to northern Scandinavian Countries and Northern Russia.  All materials imported from Sweden, 4% silver beads, Scandinavian thread, reindeer leather, and shed reindeer antler button. Materials fee of $45.00 to instructor Cash or Check.  Additional Kits will be available for $45.00 each also. Makes a great gift. You will need the wrist measurement. Bracelets are custom made.

Cost $30.00              

Instructor Cindy Erickson  

Monday,July 17th @ 5 - 7 pm
Thursday, July 20th 5-7pm for finishing