​Wet Felting 




Nuno Felted Scarf

The nuno felting technique bonds loose fiber, usually wool, into a sheer fabric such as silk gauze, creating a lightweight felt.  Using colorful wool roving, students will create beautiful lightweight silk scarves.  The design possibilities are endless!  Create a scarf for yourself, or get started on your holiday gift making.  Materials:  Felting kits available the night of class for $8.

Cost: $30
Instructor: Katie Rider


Friday, November 3 @ 5 - 8 pm
Friday, December 1 @ 5 - 8 pm




WET FELTING 1
BEAUTIFUL FELTED BOWL

EACH ONE IS OOAK (one of a kind)
This is a prerequisite class if you would like to make a wet felted purse or tote. Wet felted  wool , with curly locks, other colors and designs available. Join this fun class. A good workout, you will be on your feet for about 2 hours. Approximate finished size  6” high x 9”  across
Please come early to make your purchase or buy on a different day. Class will begin at 5:30 sharp.
You will need to purchase at Yarn Harbor 1.5 oz of 2 colors of roving or 3 oz of one color roving for the vessel. Please bring 2 old towels and an apron or you may get wet.


Cost: $25 for class, plus $25 supply fee to instructor.
Instructor: Cindy Ericksmoen
Friday, September 29, 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm Only 1 spot left!  Sign up today!


Wet Felting: Soap

Did you ever wonder how welt-felted soaps are made? Join our fun class, get in a good workout, and dress for mess. Take home 4 wet felted soaps and have a great holiday,, birthday, or hostess gift. Materials: ½ oz. of a couple different colors roving, an apron, and old bath towel.   

Cost: $15, plus supply fee to instructor $15
Instructor: Cindy Erickson
Friday, October 20 @ 5:30 - 7:30 pm




Wet Felting: Purse or Tote

Once you’ve taken the Beautiful Felted Bowl class and want learn new tips and tricks, try a purse or tote! Make your very own, unique purse or tote (12” x 13” without handles) to showcase your handiwork. Materials: 4 oz. of each of 2 colors or 8 oz. of one color roving with 1 oz of extra colors for decoration and/or leather handles available upon request from Yarn Harbor (please purchase roving and handles prior to class). All other supplies provided by instructor, including some silk, curly locks, and yarns for decorations. This class will be a great workout and on your feet most of the day. Wear comfortable clothes, bring an apron, 2 old bath towels, and a lunch.

Cost: $30, plus $30 supply fee to instructor
Instructor: Cindy Erickson
Saturday, October 21 @ 11 am - 3 pm







​​​​​​​Needle Felting




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 14 @ 6 - 8 pm

Thursday, October 26  @ 6 -8 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 heavyweight felting needle.   

Cost: $15
Instructor: Theresa Hornstein        

Thursday  December 7 @ 6 - 8 pm



Needle-Felted Gnomes

As the holidays approach, invite this needle-felted gnome into your home.   Learn to make the basic body and then dress your gnome in your favorite shades of roving.  Material:  Bring felting pad or foam sponge, several ounces of wool roving in the colors of your choice, heavy-weight felting needle

Cost: $20             
Instructor: Theresa Hornstein        

Thursday, November 16 @ 6 -9 pm

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Zippered Hearts

Take a broken zipper and some roving and you have the makings of a one of a kind heart.  It is the perfect Valentine’s gift.  Zippers will be provided. Material: felting pad or foam sponge, several ounces of wool roving in the colors of your choice, heavyweight felting needle

Cost: $15             

Instructor: Theresa Hornstein           

Thursday, January 25 @ 6 - 8 pm  

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Weaving




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  


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

Saturday January 27 @ 10-4 pm with a break for lunch
Thursday February 15 @ 6-7 pm Finishing




Beyond the Basics Rigid Heddle Weaving:
Log Cabin & Houndstooth Color-and-Weave Effects


Are you ready to move beyond plain weave into color-and-weave effects with the rigid heddle loom? This holiday season, create a fabulous scarf or stylish bag for you or someone special incorporating Traditional Log Cabin or Classic Houndstooth patterning. Both techniques add a little pizazz to your wardrobe and only look complex; you simply alternate the colors and the optical illusion emerges. You will learn to warp with two contrasting colors, weave following a pattern, and practice neat selvedges. Previous experience in warping a loom and plain weaving is helpful, minimal hand sewing needed for finishing. Materials: Rigid Heddle loom with a 7.5/8-dent reed (available for rental from Yarn Harbor), a few yards of smooth scrap yarn/fabric, a tapestry needle, and warp and weft yarn (minimum 220 yards each in worsted weight yarn and highly contrasting colors). 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   loom rental: $15            

Instructor: Tracy Griggs       

Saturday November 18th @ 11- 5 pm with a break for lunch           
Thursday December 7th @ 6 - 7 pm finishing class


Circular Weaving

Circular weaving is a fun and portable way to create unique fiber art. This technique has very few rules, so your creativity really gets a chance to shine. You will learn how to warp and weave a small wall hanging or bowl in just one class! Materials: sturdy scissors, a tapestry needle, and yarn, ribbons, or roving in various colors/textures/weights. If you would like to keep your weaving on the loom to hang it on the wall, bring an embroidery hoop or wire clothes hanger to use.

Cost: $25 + $5 material fee payable to instructor       
Instructor: Tracy Griggs        

Friday December 8 @ 5 pm- 8 pm



This section includes Needle Felting, Wet Felting, Weaving, and Spinning

Spinning





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, August 9, 16 & 23 @ 6 - 8 pm

Wednesday, October 18, 25 & November 1 @ 5 - 7 pm
Tuesday, January 23, 30 & February 6 @ 5 - 7 pm




Yarn Design for Hand Spinners

Do you like crazy art yarn?  Are you hoping to spin enough yarn for a sweater or other project?  When hand spinning your own yarn, the design possibilities are nearly endless.  Using fiber preparation, spinning and plying techniques, students will learn how to plan a yarn from start to finish. Students will also learn how to use a drum carder and a blending board to prepare fiber for spinning.  Materials:  Fiber kits will be available for purchase the night of class for $20.

Cost: $30
Instructor: Katie Rider

Friday, November 17 @ 5 - 8 pm
Friday, January 12 @ 5 -8 pm