Class Descriptions

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Pre-Registration Required for ALL classes postmarked by July 3, 2024.

All students pay a flat registration fee to take up to 6 classes.
The class fee goes 100% to the instructor for materials and teaching of their respective classes.

After July 1st please contact info@fiber-u.com with the list of classes you wish to take.  You will then be notified of the total amount due to be mailed in with the registration form. Any questions, please call 417-664-6988.

2024 CLASSES


Crochet

Intro to Tunisian Crochet (Beginner)

Tunisian Crochet is sometimes called the “link” between knitting and crochet.  Tunisian Crochet combines elements of knitting and crochet for items that are fun to make and beautiful to wear – from lacy, airy fabrics to incredibly dense fabrics.  In this class we will learn the Tunisian Simple Stitch and the Tunisian Knit Stitch to make a potholder.  Students will also be introduced to additional Tunisian stitches as time permits to try in class and at home.  Tunisian crochet hook, yarn and instructional booklet is provided.  Please bring scissors and a darning needle.

 

  • Instructor:  Kay McCoy
  • Class size limit:  10
  • Fee: $45
  • Time:
    • Sat 9-12 (M1) – CLOSED

Tunisian Entrelac (Adv. Beginner)

Tunisian Entrelac is a fun technique to create rows of diamonds of different colors, which create interesting patterns that appear complex but are deceptively simple.  We will learn this technique by making a washcloth and will discuss other ways to incorporate the technique in other projects.  Students must be comfortable doing Tunisian Simple Stitch in Tunisian Crochet.  Students will need to bring a size I crochet hook, scissors, and tapestry needle.  Yarn will be provided. 

 

  • Instructor:  Kay McCoy
  • Class size limit: 10
  • Fee: $30
  • Time: 
    • Sun 1-3 (2)

Crochet Socks (Intermediate)

Learning to crochet socks is so much fun.  You don’t need many supplies and the best part is that it’s a portable.  You can crochet socks almost anywhere.  Socks can be intimidating at first but they are not hard.  Each step will be explained in detail and I will be there to help throughout the process until you feel comfortable.  We will also create a foot template just for you to help with that perfect fit.  Handouts and yarn will be provided.  Students must know basic stitches and how to read a simple pattern.  You will take home a sock as a sample.  Students are to bring a size D hook and a pencil or pen.

 

  • Instructor:  Jonee Davis
  • Class size limit: 10
  • Fee: $45
  • Times:
    • Sat 8-12 (3)
    • Sun 8-12 (11)

Dyeing

Botanically Printed Socks (Beginner)

Discover the enchanting world of eco-printing and transform ordinary socks into a unique, one of a kind, wearable work of art!  In this engaging class, participants will learn the process of how to create vibrant and stunning imprints of botanicals onto fabric that will withstand washing and wear.  No prior experience is necessary for this class, making it ideal for all.  Participants will not only take home a beautifully designed pair of socks, but also gain a deeper understanding of natural dyeing and the magic it has to offer.   Join us for a hands-on exploration of color, creativity and sustainability, and walk away with a wearable masterpiece that reflects your connection to nature.  All necessary material, including socks and botanicals will be provided.

 

  • Instructor:  Jennifer Brown
  • Class size limit: 12
  • Fee: $50
  • Times: 
    • Sat 1-3 (9) – CLOSED
    • Sun 8-10 (9)

Sock Blanks (Beginner) 

Students will receive a sock blank to dye as they wish and later knit into socks or what they choose.  Students will learn, using 3 dye colors, about the sock blanks, dyes, dying techniques and how to make color fast.   Please wear cloths appropriate for dying.  All materials provided.

 

  • Instructor:  Nancy Meyers
  • Class size limit: 12
  • Fee: $55
  • Time: 
    • Sat 9-12 (9)

Ice Dyed Tote (Beginner)

Unleash your creativity and add a splash of color to your everyday life.  Join us for an exciting hands-on experience where you’ll learn the fascinating art of ice dyeing and transform a plain canvas tote bag into a vibrant, one-of-a-kind masterpiece.  Students will learn basic color theory while diving into the mesmerizing process of layering ice and dyes to create stunning, watercolor-like designs.  All materials provided.  Please bring an apron or wear old clothing.

 

  • Instructor:  Jennifer Brown
  • Class size limit: 10
  • Fee: $40
  • Times:
    • Sat 3-5 (9) – CLOSED
    • Sun 10-12 (9) – CLOSED

Felting

Needle Felting a Purse  (Beginner)

Students will learn how to needle felt a purse with a handle.  They will received needle felting tool, foam form, roving & take home instructions.

 

  • Instructor:  Jack Cormack
  • Class size limit: 15
  • Fee: $60
  • Time:
    • Sat 8-12 (10)

Zipply Art Needle Felting (Beginner)

We will be making a brooch /pin using zippers, roving and embellishments.  However, this year we are going to up our game by adding a weaving element to the design.  This is not an external woven piece.  The warp and weft threads are woven right into the piece by sewing through the design.  Needle felting and basic weaving experience is a plus but not a prerequisite for this class.  All materials are provided.

 

  • Instructor:  Rhonda Berman
  • Class size limit: 15
  • Fee: $55
  • Times:
    • Sat 1-5 (10)
    • Sun 8-12 (10)

Needle Felting on Clothes (Adv. Beginner)

Take a piece of clothing from plain to exciting with Needle Felting. You will need to bring your own piece of clothing, but all tools and foam will be provided to you. You’ll walk away with a piece of art on your cloths and the tools and foam that you use in class. So bring your jeans, jacket, sweater, or any piece of clothing and join us for some laughs and fun as we take what you bring from drab to fab. .

 

  • Instructor:  Scarlet Cormack
  • Class size limit:  15
  • Fee: $50
  • Time:
    • Sun 1-3 (10)

Hop in to Felting (Beginner)

Hop in this class to felt a cute whimsical frog.  Students will learn the basics of felting and a bit of simple armature.  All materials are provided including tiny knitting needles or tiny drop spindle.  If you want to make the knitting frog, you must be able to knit OR choose to felt a “faux” knitting piece.  Knitting may need to be completed after class.  Bring size 0 or 1 knitting needles if you have them as it is easier to knit on regular needles and transfer the knitting to the tiny needles.

 

  • Instructor:  Beth Collier
  • Class size limit: 10
  • Fee: $50
  • Time:
    • Sun 8-12 (4)

Knitting

Learn to Knit(Beginner)

We will learn how to cast on, the knit stitch and bind off.  I will provide a simple pattern to practice on.  This is a beginner class that needs no experience to learn in.  If we have time, we will discuss the purl stitch at the end.  Yarn and needles will be provided.  If you have a personal preference of needles, bring your own.  We will be using US 6-8 needles.

 

  • Instructor:  Jennifer Watkins
  • Class size limit:  8
  • Fee: $35
  • Times: 
    • Sat 9-12 (M4)
    • Sun 9-12 (M4)

Knitting in the Round (Adv. Beginner)

This class is an introduction to using circular needles to knit in a round.  We will work on a simple hat pattern in class.  Students should know basic knitting skills of knit & purl stitches.  Materials provided included will be 1 skein of bulky yarn, #13 double pointed needles and faux fur pom pom, pattern, stitch marker and yarn needles.

 

  • Instructor:  Charlotte Duron
  • Class size limit: 15
  • Fee: $45
  • Time: 
    • Sat 8-11 (M3)

Beginning Cables (Adv. Beginner)

 Cables are so much fun to play with and in this class you’ll learn the basics of cabling in a simple cabled hat project.  We will play with cabling without a cable needle and knitting in the round.  Students must be able to read a pattern, cast-on, knit, purl, knit in the round, and cast-off.  Students should bring a range of needles in sizes from US2-8, scissors, tape measure, writing implement or note taking item(s), paper, at least 20 yards each of a worsted weight yarn in two different colors for practice. Class includes a kit with chunky yarn and pattern for a cabled hat.

 

  • Instructor:  Kelli Slack
  • Class size limit: 12
  • Fee: $55
  • Time:
    • Sun 1-3 (4)

Knit Fix (Adv. Beginner) 

 Ever knit along and run into problems?  In this class we will look at knit and purl stitches and how to drop down and fix a stitch that is the wrong one.  What is a life line?  How do you add stitches and how do you add one to your knitting?  We will discuss and thread one.  We will also discuss and execute how to frog and tink.  For this class I’m asking for a little homework.  Please knit up an 8 x 8 square in a light colored worsted yarn but don’t bind off.  Also bring a crochet hook (about an F size) to learn how to run a stitch back up.

 

  • Instructor:  Jennifer Watkin
  • Class size limit:  15
  • Fee: $5
  • Time: 
    • Sat 1-2 (M4)

Stranded Knitting (Adv. Beginner)

This is a beginner’s introduction to knitting a design using 2 different yarns.  We will be making a double sided pot holder from 2 colors of cotton yarn.  One should know how to knit in a round.  Two skeins of cotton yarn, a set of #5 double pointed needles included in the class and a printed chart pattern.

 

  • Instructor:  Charlotte Duron
  • Class size limit: 15
  • Fee: $45
  • Time: 
    • Sat 1-5 (M3)

Other Classes

Blending Boards (Beginner)

We will learn the basics of using a blending board.  We will choose harmonious colors of fiber, learn how to load the board foe ease of removal and to incorporate fibers of varying lengths and addins like Angelina.  We will learn how to remove the fiber as rolags.  A blending board will be provided to each student to use during class along with 3 oz. of fiber and a discount coupon if they wish to purchase a board.

 

  • Instructor:  Yvonne Brown
  • Class size limit:  10
  • Fee:  $35
  • Times: 
    • Sat 3-5 (8)
    • Sun 1-3 (8)

Bobbin Lace (Beginner)

Tape laces are great for beginning lacers because there are fewer bobbins – 5 pairs to start.  Idrija lace comes from Slovenia, and it is a very functional lace used often to decorate clothing or household linens.  You will learn the foundation movements for making Idrija bobbin lace (cross and twist), working cloth stitch, plaits, sewings to connect and finish as well as other skills to create a tape lace butterfly.  While you are working on your lace, we will discuss various lace topics and examples of more advanced lace techniques will be shown.  You will receive a basic pillow, 10 bobbins, pins and thread to complete the project to take home, and all other materials will be provided.

 

  • Instructor:  Renden Hornung
  • Class size limit:  10
  • Fee: $60
  • Time:
    • Sun 8-12 (5)

Carding vs Combing  (Beginner)

This class will give you an understanding of the basics in carding and combing wool.  All materials will be provided   Students will take home information packets.  If you have a pair of hand carders or hand combs, please bring them with you.

 

  • Instructor:  Jama Kilgore
  • Class size limit:  10
  • Fee: $15
  • Time: 
    • Sat 1-2 (1) – CLOSED

Coiled Baskets (Beginner)

There are different types of coiled baskets.  In this class you will learn to make coils to be stitched together to make a small basket.  The coils are made by wet felting, so please bring a towel to class.  Examples of different types of coiled baskets will be shown and explained.  All materials to make a finished felted project will be provided.  

 

  • Instructor:  Joi Chupp
  • Class size limit: 15
  • Fee: $45
  • Times: 
    • Sat 1-4 (M2)
    • Sun 9-12 (M2)

Dorset Buttons (Beginner)

Join me in learning to create a fabulous 400 year old button making technique.  The Dorset, Cross Wheel design, is a simple and fun way to incorporate a personalized button into one of your own creations.  In this class you’ll receive all the materials to create a Dorset button along with written instructions and enough thread to create more.

Please feel free to bring along your own yarn or fibers.

 

  • Instructor:  Nora Neeley
  • Class size limit: 12
  • Fee: $30
  • Times: 
    • Sat 3-5 (M1) – CLOSED
    • Sun 1-3 (5) – CLOSED

Fiberology (Beginner)

Take a trip around the fiber-verse and get a hands-on experience with several fibers from fiber animals, plants and even insects!  From raw fiber to finished products, many examples will be available.  Knowledge gained will include uses for each type of fiber, a sample card of fibers to keep notes on, and basic terminology/vocabulary and resource guide/treasure map for finding similar fibers at Fiber U.

 

  • Instructor:  Betsy Gundersen
  • Class size limit: 12
  • Fee: $25
  • Time: 
    • Sun 1-3 (3)

Fleece Skirting and Sorting  (Beginner)

 Learn the basics of skirting a fleece and sorting the fibers.  The class will go over how to skirt an alpaca fleece using real fleeces.  Instructions will be given on how to know what is the best fiber and not so good fiber.  Discussion will take place about items that can be produced from different fleece qualities.  Students will have printed information to take home to assist in their fiber skirting.  Fleeces can be brought from home if they have been noodle.

 

  • Instructor:  Clarissa Wisner
  • Class size limit:  10
  • Fee: $45
  • Time:
    • Sun 8-12 (3)

Got VM?  (Beginner)

Got VM? Also known as How to Save That Fleece will share how a little bit of effort, time and patience can usually turn a flawed fleece into beautiful fibery goodness!  All materials provided.  Students will take home information packet.

 

  • Instructor:  Jama Kilgore
  • Class size limit: 10
  • Fee: $15
  • Time:
    • Sun 1-2 (1)

Intro to Fiber Tools (Beginner)

If you’ve heard the words for a fiber tool and it sounds like a foreign language, this class is for you!  Participants will get hands-on experience with a variety of fiber tools – box picker, nostepinne, niddy noddy, diz, hand carders, combs, blending board, drum carder, drop spindles, support spindles, spinning wheel and more.

 

  • Instructor:  Justin Near
  • Class size limit: 10
  • Fee: $65
  • Times: 
    • Sat 9-12 (8)
    • Sun 9-12 (M3)

Marketing & Merchandising  (Beginner)

This class is geared to those who have (or want to have) a vendor booth, or even a shop and are curious as to the reasoning behind why some locations always seem to have customers and others do not.  Find out the science of why and how to display your products to generate interest and sales.   Students should bring a notebook, writing implement, and if you have photos of your booth/shop, bring them too!  This class will require some walking around the vendor booths.

 

  • Instructor:  Liz Mitchko
  • Class size limit: 16
  • Fee: $30
  • Time: 
    • Sun 10-12 (1)

On-Line Marketing (Beginner)

Do you want to sell the things you make online?  This class is for you.  Whether you have your own website, Etsy store or are just getting started this class will help you sell online so your business can grow and you can create more.   You’ll discover why an online presence matters and how to set it up and uncover the secret to choosing the best online marketing strategy for you.   Learn the most effective tools for selling online and design an online business plan you can start using today.  Students will receive a workbook with information, tips and exercises they can use to launch and grow a handmade business online.

 

  • Instructor:  Tina Joy Cochran
  • Class size limit: 12
  • Fee: $20
  • Times: 
    • Sat 10-12 (M1)
    • Sun 1-3 (M1)

Ply-Split Braiding (Beginner)

Ply-split braiding is a technique where one twisted cord passes through another twisted cord or cords splitting the plies of the latter cords.  This is unlike weaving or many forms of braiding where cloth is formed by threads interlacing in an over-under sequence.  Patterns are formed by cord color, and splitting order.   This is a beginner class and students will learn 2 braid structures.  We will discuss yarns and tools and students will make a key fob.   No experience needed and all supplies provided along with a handout.

 

  • Instructor:  Tammy Taylor
  • Class size limit: 10
  • Fee: $30
  • Times:
    • Sat 9-12 (4) – CLOSED
    • Sun 9-12 (M1) – CLOSED

Rug Hooking (Beginner)

Rug hooking for beginners teaching technique, color planning, how to finish project and helpful handouts.  Class project is a rug hooked pumpkin chair pad.  Rug hooking with wool strips on a linen foundation yields beautiful art and craft creations.  Class fee includes pattern and kit.  Additional supplies needed:  scissors, rug hook, gripper frame.  If a student doesn’t have rug hook and frame, they can be borrowed or purchased in class.

 

  • Instructor:  Sara Campbell
  • Class size limit: 12
  • Fee: $45
  • Times:
    • Sat 10-12 (11)
    • Sun 1-3 (11)

Sheep Shearing (Beginner)

Do you have a small flock of sheep & struggle find a shearer? IF you do find one, are you tired of waiting for a shearer to come on their schedule? Or are you just curious where your wool comes from when you buy it from a sheperd?   Let me show you how to take care of your animals with confidence & on YOUR Schedule! I have taught 70 year Olds & 10 year Olds how to shear their own animals successfully!   Every student will get hands on instruction with Jakoti shears. Hands on shearing time with Real live wooly sheep, several different sheep with diffent fleeces so everyone can see the difference in how it feels to shear different wool types & we will discuss all the different hand shears I’ve tried over the years, the mistakes & triumphs I’ve had, the secrets to success & the things I suggest NOT to do!! I will include my contact information with the handouts for future use if you have questions later. Welcome New Shepherds,

Let’s make more Naked sheep!

Note: This class will be held outside, so dress appropriately, Check out the weather forecast ahead of time, bring change of clothing if needed, umbrella etc… and something to drink.

 

  • Instructor:  Olivia Counts
  • Class size limit:  12
  • Fee: $30
  • Time: 
    • Sat 8-11 (outside) – CLOSED

Shuttle Tatting (Beginner)

Learn the basics of shuttle tatting including rings, chains, picots, and joins and begin creating heirloom lace or fun accessories.  This class includes a kit with 2 shuttles, 2 balls of thread, and handouts.  Students should bring scissors, tape measure, highlighter tape or post-it notes or magnetic chart, writing implement or note taking item(s).

 

  • Instructor:  Kelli Slack
  • Class size limit:  8
  • Fee: $65
  • Time: 
    • Sat 9-12 (5) – CLOSED

Adv. Beg Shuttle Tatting  (Adv. Beginner)

For those who have mastered shuttle tatting rings, it is time to add chains!  In this class, students will learn to add a second thread from the ball and use two threads to make chains and rings, forming a continuous length of lace edging or more complicated medallions than rings along.   You’ll learn tatting over tails to being the work, dropping the shuttle through the ring before closing (and why), adding a new thread and hiding the old and new ends, front and backside tatting and hiding thread ends with floss loops for a tidy finish.  Materials are provided as well as a tatting shuttle plus a pattern book for students to keep.  Students need to be comfortable with the basic tatting stitch.

 

  • Instructor:  Roiana Buckmaster
  • Class size limit: 10
  • Fee: $45
  • Time: 
    • Sat 1-4 (5)

Turkey Wing Wish Broom (Beginner)

Each student will learn to wrap a traditional Turkey Wing Wish Broom with colored wrap.  Hand strength is necessary to do this class.  Each student will have a finished broom to take home.

 

  • Instructor:  Jan Eitel
  • Class size limit: 15
  • Fee: $50
  • Times: 
    • Sat 3-5 (6)
    • Sun 1-3 (6)

Washing Wool (Beginner)

 There will be a simple demonstration and discussion of washing wool in different ways.  All materials needed will be provided and students will take home an information packet.

 

  • Instructor:  Jama Kilgore
  • Class size limit:  10
  • Fee: $15
  • Times: 
    • Sat 4-5 (1)
    • Sun 8-9 (1)

 


Spinning

Beginning Spinning

 Are you a passionate knitter ready to deepen your understanding of yarn?  Have you woven your way to the end of your stash?  In this class, you will learn to make your own yarn using a drop spindle.  Create unique yarns you can’t buy in the store and become a better knitter as you explore why and how yarn behaves the way it does.   This class is geared toward those who have never spun or for those who have tried and failed.  A top-whorl spindle and fiber will be provided.

 

  • Instructor:  Megan Condon
  • Class size limit: 15
  • Fee: $45
  • Times: 
    • Sat 1-4 (M5)
    • Sun 8-11 (M5)

Spindle Q & A (Adv. Beginner)

Bring your spindle to a hands-on class where you’ll received direct help and answers to any questions you have, as well as general tips and tricks.  Get introduced to lots of other types of spindles and learn how to use them.  Wool will be available for your use and there will be spindles to practice on if you don’t have your own.

 

  • Instructor:  Justin Near
  • Class size limit: 10
  • Fee: $20
  • Times: 
    • Sat 1-3 (M1)
    • Sun 1-3 (M3)

Fiber Braid Options (Adv. Beginner)

You just impulse bought a beautiful braid of indie dyed fiber in the vendor hall.  It matches nothing else in your stash.  You don’t just want to ply it against itself.  Now what?  In this class we’ll explore color handing methods, including fractal plying, chain plying, and creating a “true neutral.”  One braid can hold a million possibilities!  Students should be able to spin a single ply and bring a spinning wheel in working order.  Fiber for class will be provided.

 

  • Instructor:  Meagan Condon
  • Class size limit: 15
  • Fee: $45
  • Times:
    • Sat 10-12 (M5) – CLOSED
    • Sun 1-3 (M5)

Weaving

Baltic Pick ups (Intermediate)

 Baltic Pick up Weaving on an Inkle Loom is for students who already know how to warp an Inkle Loom and can completely weave a band.  This class will teach you Baltic Pick up weaving on the inkle loom.  Students will learn how warping for Baltic pick up is different from regular inkle warping.  We will learn how to read the pick up draft and how to manipulate the threads to create beautiful bands.  Once you learn how to read the draft you can create bands for all sorts of uses with beautiful pick up designs. 

 

  • Instructor:  Lorry McDonald
  • Class size limit: 8
  • Fee: $45
  • Time: 
    • Sat 2-5 (3)

Bird Nest (Beginner)

Legend says that if you have a bird’s nest in your Christmas tree, you will be happy, healthy, and prosperous.  So weave your own bird’s nest. (Bird not included).  All supplies provided.  A few extra kits will be available for purchase so you can insure friends or family will have a nest too.

 

  • Instructor:  Mary McCreery
  • Class size limit: 12
  • Fee: $30
  • Times:
    • Sat 1-3 (6) – CLOSED
    • Sun 1-3 (7)

Card Weaving (Beginner)

Basic beginning card weaving, we will be using cards with 4 holes that form the ‘loom’ to weave threaded in patterns for belts, straps and bands.  This is a proven ancient craft going back to 850 A.D. and the Viking.  The bands are sturdy and strong, still prove very useful today.   Instruction will include preparation, threading and weaving.  All materials provided

 

  • Instructor:  Rosie Dupuy
  • Class size limit: 8
  • Fee: $45
  • Time:
    • Sat 1-5 (4) – CLOSED

Continuous Strand Weaving (Beginner)

Learn this magical technique for creating triangles, squares or rectangles of woven fabric that can be joined together to make shawls, scarves, pouches, rugs, pillows, etc.  Bex’s Mother wrote THE book on this method!  No measuring, warping, or math needed for this class.  Finish at least 2 pieces and learn how to attach them to make a finished project. Fee includes the use of looms and tools, basic materials including yarn, written handout and instruction.  Students will receive $10 discount if they choose to purchase a loom.

 

  • Instructor:  Bex Oliger
  • Class size limit: 12
  • Fee: $50
  • Time:
    • Sat 9-12 (6) – CLOSED

Color Effects in CSW (Intermediate)

Color Effects in Continuous Stand Weaving requires that students must already know basic CSW techniques.   If you’re ready for the next step in making your projects POP and sell.  Using 2 colors to create twills, strips, checks and log cabin designs is really not difficult in CSW.  Come learn some fun new ways to weave on these unique looms.  If you already have a travel size frame loom (no 6” mini mods) bring it along (let Bex know).  Otherwise, Bex will provide the loom, yarns and tools for your project in class.

 

  • Instructor:  Bex Oliger
  • Class size limit: 8
  • Fee: $60
  • Time:
    • Sun 8-12 (6) – CLOSED

Fingerweaving the Chevron (Beginner)

This series of concentric “v’s” can be varied in many interesting ways, depending upon how you arrange the color of yarn.  After having established your color arrangement, all you have to do is repeat the simple “middle to outside” weaving pattern to make a scarf approximately four feet in length.  All materials, including an instruction booklet and wool yarn are included.

 

  • Instructor:  Susan Ream Wilson
  • Class size limit: 12
  • Fee: $40
  • Time:
    • Sat 2-5 (M4) – CLOSED

Little Gift Basket (Beginner)

Learn to weave a basket with handle, stop/start weave, rim and lashing.  Every student will go home with a completed basket to keep or give as a gift.  Students should bring: craft scissors, tape measure, pencil, small towel, 9 or so clothes pins, small straight screwdriver – if they don’t have something there will be some extra tools for sharing in class.

 

  • Instructor:  Jan Eitel
  • Class size limit: 12
  • Fee: $45
  • Time:
    • Sat 8-12 (7) – CLOSED

Remote Wrangler (Beginner)

Tired of losing your remote controls?  Create your own remote wrangler!  The finished size is 7 x 6 x 4, large enough to hold several remotes because who doesn’t have 5 or 6?  This could also be use for handmade cards, or even a bread basket.  Several rows of color and a bow finish it off.

 

  • Instructor:  Laura Klaus
  • Class size limit: 12
  • Fee: $25
  • Times:
    • Sat 1-4 (7)
    • Sun 9-12 (7)

RH Fixes & More (Adv. Beginner)

Do you have a rigid heddle loom sitting in a corner or in a box unused?  Did you take a class then decide you needed more info?  Have you made a mistake and don’t know how to fix it? Or maybe tension is an issue.  This class is for you!  We will get together in an instructor led, student participation class to discuss methods and technique for rigid heddle success, such as direct vs. indirect warping, tying on vs lashing on, correcting mistakes, etc.  This class is open to all skill levels.  Students- bring your problems!

 

  • Instructor:  DeAnna Amos
  • Class size limit: 12
  • Fee: $30
  • Time: 
    • Sat 2-5 (11)

RH Weaving with Pick up (Adv. Beginner)

Rigid Heddle weavers unite!  Now that you have learned to use your rigid heddle loom it’s time to take it to the next level.  In this class we will continue to use a single heddle but will create new looks with the use of pick up sticks.  Students should be comfortable with the basics of rigid heddle weaving and be able to warp their own looms.  Students should bring at least two stick shuttle appropriate for your loom, two pick up sticks, yarn to use as weft and pencil and paper for note taking.  You should arrive with your loom already warped, per the directions you’ll receive from the instructor after you’ve registered for class.  We will explore as many single heddle pick up stick patterns as possible during class time, creating samples of each.

 

  • Instructor:  DeAnna Amos
  • Class size limit: 8
  • Fee: $45
  • Time:
    • Sun 8-11 (8) – CLOSED

 

Tapestry Weaving (Beginner)

Learn Weft Facing on the Tapestry Sampler Frame.  True Tapestry as a Weft Facing and the Warp disappears in the structure and packing of the weave.  A loom, the Warp Thread and the Tapestry Needle is included with the class for you to take home. (If you already have your own loom, let us know) Students should bring a variety of yarn weights and preferred colors to the class. Dyed Long Wool Locks also add interest….  The goal of the class is to warp the little loom in the class and begin learning the technique of Weft Facing, then will add joins and color shifts

 

  • Instructor:  Robin Goatey
  • Class size limit: 15
  • Fee: $90
  • Times: 
    • Sat 9-12 (2)
    • Sun 9-12 (2)

Intermediate Tapestry Weaving (Intermediate)

In the Intermediate Tapestry Class we will learn to utilize a number of historic shading methods for building varied color transitions.  Shading, Vertical Striping, Darts & Hatching…A loom, the Warp Thread and Tapestry Needle is included with the class (if needed)  Students should bring a variety of yarn weights and preferred colors to the class…Dyed Long wool Locks also add interest…The goal of the class is to warp the little loom in the class and learn the historic shading techniques.

 

  • Instructor:  Robin Goatey
  • Class size limit:  15
  • Fee: $50
  • Time:
    • Sat 2-5 (2)

Woven Wreaths (Beginner)

In this class students will be provided a wire form, wool rovings for weaving the wreath, locks to add for accents if desired.  Students can bring decorations to dress up their wreaths and we will get them mounted.

 

  • Instructor:  Sara Morris
  • Class size limit: 12
  • Fee: $40
  • Times: 
    • Sat 1-3 (8) – CLOSED
    • Sun 1-3 (9)