Tomorrow is the Day

Hope everyone is as excited as we are for tomorrow.  Looks like it’s going to be a beautiful day, so come out and enjoy a fun day of fiber with the community.

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Spinning with a Drop Spindle with Sue Gazell

Spinning beautiful yarn does not have to be a costly venture. Learn how to spin on a simple tool that can fit in your purse and your budget, the drop spindle. You will learn how to draft and spin wool roving into a single, then explore several ways to ply this single into a yarn. A simple wood spindle and some wool roving will be provided. But beware, spindling is addictive!

Instructor: Sue Gazell
Cost: $37 (includes materials fee)
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Class Size Limit: 5
If the class fills, an additional session will be added from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Sue began spinning on a wheel, but soon learned that spinning with a spindle had its advantages. It’s more portable, less complicated, and less costly than a wheel.  She rarely met a spindle she didn’t like, and thus grew a collection and passion for spindles of all styles.

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Beautiful Reds from Natural Dyes with Gina Levesque

This class covers how lasting reds were produced on cloth. Dyes included are madder, cochineal, and Brazilwood. Students will learn how to manipulate each color using pH and temperature. The history of each dye will also be discussed. Students will leave class with samples and recipes.

Instructor: Gina Levesque
Cost: $43
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Class Size Limit: 12

Artist Gina Levesque has been working in traditional fiber arts since a young girl. Gina works with natural dye stuffs, weaving, rug hooking, spinning, and traditional penny rug construction. Due to her love of the outdoors and training as a biologist, she finds the natural world to be the greatest influence on her work. She remains true to the roots of these traditional fiber arts by incorporating some recycled materials into her finished pieces. Many times she works with wool to create her one-of-a-kind pieces.
Although primarily self taught, she has also attended numerous workshops and classes with noted master dyers and instructors such as Michelle Whipplinger (Earth Hues), Lisel Orlend, and Laura Strand.
As an instructor, she has conducted classes, workshops, demonstrations, and given lectures on natural dyes at various locations throughout the country. She has taught classes in natural dyeing and shibori at numerous venues including City Arts Center (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma), Multi Arts Studio (Stillwater, Oklahoma), The Fiber Event (Greencastle, Indiana), Fiber Christmas (Kelleyville, Oklahoma), Middle Tennessee Fiber Festival (Dickson, Tennessee) Project WILD Regional Facilitators Workshop (Kansas), and Wool Fest (Washington, Indiana) as well as lecturing to numerous quilting, spinning, and rug hooking groups on the topic.
Her fiber art business, Across Generations, provides supplies and beginning projects to those interested in rug hooking, penny rugs, and natural dyeing. Gina holds memberships in The Tulsa Rug Hooking Guild, The Tulsa Handweavers Guild, Murrell Home Fiber Arts Guild, and Natural Dyes International.

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Shibori Loves Silk (and Indigo) with Jan Quarles

In this class, discover modern takes on the ancient Japanese art of shibori. Jan Quarles of Daily Fibers will talk about traditional techniques and the traditional shibori dye, the beautiful blue of indigo. She’ll fast-forward to some modern adaptations that produce strong, colorful results.  We will fold, stitch, clamp or wrap and roll! You’ll learn about shibori techniques for gathering, pleating and otherwise integrating shape and pattern into a long silk scarf. You’ll then complete a scarf of your own and we’ll dye them in indigo.  All materials provided, but it will be best to bring an apron or wear an old shirt.  After the class, you will have a beautiful accessory to wear year round and a new curiosity about all things shibori!  Fee includes a 14X72 silk scarf.

Instructor: Jan Quarles
Cost: $59
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Class Size Limit: 8

A professor of communications some of the time, with the favorite hours in my daily life I’ve been spinning and playing with color since the 1970s. Now I channel my love of color into Daily Fibers, my small business. I’ve learned a lot from Lynne Vogel and other teachers I have studied with, and I love to share that knowledge (it kinda comes naturally!)

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Crochet Lace with Jonee Davis

Lace can be done by knitting of course but it can also be done by weaving and yes, by crocheting! So join me in the adventure of crocheting lace. We will look at the history of crocheting and how it started without the written word. I will teach you to read a pattern diagram. You can either work on the patterns as a sampler for later or start a project to take home. This class is for those that know basic crochet stitches. Please bring a skein of yarn that you are comfortable with and a hook that is a size or two larger than called for. I recommend a lace, sock, or heavier weight yarn until you learn. This class includes handouts and patterns for you to take home.

Instructor: Jonee Davis
Cost: $42
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Class Size Limit: 10

Jonee Davis (Wheaton, MO) – Jonee relocated to Missouri approximately 11 years ago from Arizona. She has been active in the fiber arts since 1991. She first learned to weave then took up spinning.  She is also an avid crocheter while dabbling in all the other aspects relating to fibers. She feels that we are never too young or too old learn new things about the world of fiber arts and loves to share whatever knowledge she has with others. Jonee has a small hobby farm where she and her husband are the caretakers of dairy and boer goats, horses, 6 alpacas, sheep, LGD’s, and all the other livestock that come with a farm.

 

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Freeform Knit and Crochet with Meredith Kermicle

Use your basic knitting and crochet skills to create a unique and fun shawl, cowl or scarf. (Must know knit & purl, increases and decreases helpful, know basic crochet stitches if you plan to crochet) Bring textured and fun yarns and at least one base yarn  (100+ yds).  Yarns can be any weight, a variety of colors or just a range of one color.  Want to add beads?  Bring them and a #11/12 crochet hook.  We’ll cover some basic stitches that work well in free from knitting and crochet and use them to start our project.

Instructor: Meredith Kermicle
Cost: $41
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Class Size Limit: 10

Meredith is the former owner of The Knaughty Knitter yarn shop here in the ‘Boro and has been knitting and crocheting since childhood, and learned to weave 15 years ago. She has been teaching knitting, weaving and other fiber arts for 9+ years.

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Felted Fiber Artist with Gayle Roberts

Learn basic needle felting techniques while sculpting a sheep from roving and locks.  Each student will make their own sheep to take home.

Instructor: Gayle Roberts
Cost: $59
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Class Size Limit: 10

Gayle Roberts of Wild Hair Studio has been an artist for over 25 years.  She is an accomplished felter and enjoys sharing her felting knowledge through her workshops and classes.  Wild Hair Studio carries a selection of rovings and fleeces raised on their family farm, including wool from their flock of purebred Romeldale/CVM sheep and Registered Gotland Sheep.

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Spinning: Plying with the Support Spindle & Center Pull Ball: Intermediate with Theresa Goatey

The Nostepinne is an ancient tool. Learn to craft a center pull ball that is especially useful in plying hand spun yarns and art yarn. The center pull ball will unwind from the outside and inside as you ply and leave zero left over yarn. We will use the Bottom Whorl (Tibetan) Support Spindle and the center pull ball to craft finished Double Ply Yarn…Nostepinnes available at TheDancingGoats booth…

Instructor: Theresa Goatey
Cost: $37
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Class Size Limit: 8

Weaver, Spinner & Rug Hooker. The Fiber Arts have been a passion for 30 years. Concentration has always been on original designs in rug hooking and skills building in Spinning and Weaving. A desire to understand processes from beginning to end is the Genesis of Oak Knoll Farm. Our flock of Shetland and Finnish Landrace Sheep provide the wool for many of our projects and products. Our Maremma dog, Bear keeps an eye on all of it.

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Basket Making Using the Nantucket Basket Mold Beginner with Robin Goatey

Two of the most popular and valued basket making traditions are created using molds. We will use the round mold shapes of the Nantucket Tradition to create a small multimedia basket for the Spinning Wheel, The molds are just a start and baskets can be finished with handspun, findings and charms to create what I call “The Talisman Memoria Basket”…

Instructor: Robin Goatey
Cost: $32
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Class Size Limit: 5

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Robin is an award winning full time festival craftsman working Fiber Festivals in the Midwest. Inspired by Tolkien’s Legendarium, he started carving Ents, Wizards and Castles after reading the Hobbit four decades ago. Woodcarving, Woodturning, Hand Built Ceramics, Hot and Cold Glass, Coppersmithing, Enameling, Broom Making, Tool Making, Spinning & Navajo Style Weaving are current specialties. Teaching the Traditional Crafts is a passion. He also conducts a lively online trade in ‘Heirloom Quality Hand Made Fiber Tools.

TheDancingGoats.com has been in business since 1987 and online since 2000. We make tools for Folkways Artisans and provide ‘Northern Folk-school’ instruction.

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Introduction to Weaving on an Inkle Loom with Roiana Buckmaster

Have you ever looked at the big harness looms and wondered if weaving was for you? This class is your chance to find out! We will use a Mini Inkle Loom to explore weaving with a simple heddle system to create a basic warp-faced fabric that will introduce you to some of the principles used in weaving on the multiple harness looms. You will learn to warp your loom, tie heddles, create 2 different sheds to pass the shuttle through, how to keep your edges tidy, how to fix a broken warp thread, and how to begin and end your project. Class fee includes a handcrafted wood loom and shuttle for you to keep, along with the yarn for your class project.

Instructor: Roiana Buckmaster
Cost: $69
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Class Size Limit: 10

Introduction to Weaving on an Inkle Loom

Roiana Buckmaster currently lives in Mount Pleasant, Tennessee, where she is working with her husband Mike and youngest son Nick to build a flock of Icelandic sheep (along with chickens, guinea fowl, ponies, puppies and whatever else she can smuggle into the barn when Mike isn’t looking). Roiana was given knitting needles at the age of 6 (to keep her out from underfoot), embroidery at the age of 10 (to encourage sitting still) and plunged headlong into the shadowy worlds of spinning, weaving, tatting and various other fiber arts from there. It’s a slippery slope, but what a ride!

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