Ok everyone….we’re in the final stretch and so excited. Check out the vendor page again for new additions and if you’re interested in a class…sign up now while there is room.Share
Jonee will be teaching Learning to Twine in Classroom B from 9am to 12pm:
Jonee Davis (Wheaton, MO) – Jonee relocated to Missouri approximately 9 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 raised animals all her life and comes from family of ranchers. She now has a small hobby farm where she and her husband are the caretakers of dairy and boer goats, a few cattle, horses, 7 alpacas, LGD’s, and all the other livestock that come with a farm.Share
Classroom B from 9am to 12pm and taught by Jonee Davis:
Learn how to weave a beautiful rag rug without the expense of buying a loom. Twining is an ancient craft that has been done basically the same way throughout time. I will show you how to use up those leftover scraps of material or yarn from prior projects, worn out jeans, or even a bed sheet that somehow got a hole in it. After completing this class project you will have a sample that can be used as a hot pad to adorn your table. All materials will be furnished.Share
Rioana will be teaching Introduction to Weaving on an Inkle Loom in Classroom A from 1pm to 4pm:
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, bunnies, ponies, puppies and whatever else she can smuggle into the barn when Mike isn’t looking). Roiana tackled knitting at the age of 6, embroidery at the age of 10 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!Share
Classroom A from 1pm to 3pm and taught by Rioana 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 loom and shuttle for you to keep, along with the yarn for your class project.Share
Gina will be teaching Introduction to Natural Dyeing in Classroom F from 1pm to 4pm:
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.Share
Classroom F from 1pm to 4pm and taught by Gina Levesque:
In this class you will learn why various fibers take dye differently, the difference between a dye and a stain, what colorfast and lightfast mean, how to dye with several historical dyes from around the globe and those in your backyard. Each student will participate in dyeing samples they can take home in a notebook. Please wear old clothing or a dye apron and come prepared to have a good time.Share
Meredith will be teaching Weaving on a Rigid Heddle Loom in Classroom E from 1pm to 4pm:
Meredith is the owner of The Knaughty Knitter, the yarn store here in the ‘Boro. She 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.Share
Classroom E from 1pm to 4pm and taught by Meredith Kermicle:
I’ve heard it said that weaving is the new knitting. Come learn how to weave on a rigid heddle loom. Its a great way to use stash yarns, and so satisfying to make quick projects. You’ll use our looms to make a piece of fabric suitable for a purse, pillow or table runner. You’ll need 150 yards of dk/worsted weight wool or cotton yarn for warp and other yarns to weave with. These can be any weight or type of yarn, bits and pieces of leftover yarns too. There will some available in class to add variety to your piece.Share
Lisanne will be teaching Rug Hooking:Pumpkin and Indian Corn in 3D in Classroom E from 9am to 12pm:
Lisanne first held a hook at the age of fourteen as part of the Bi-Centennial Celebration of America—hooking a simple chair pad from some of her mother’s old wool suits. The hook, wool, extra burlap and chair pad traveled with her in her mother’s cedar chest until a dear friend one day revealed that she had a new interest she just loved—primitive rug hooking. Lisanne has never looked back or put her hook down since creating and designing whimsical, wonderful pieces of modern day folk art.
Lisanne is the owner of P is for Primitive as well as a Master Craftsmen of the Craftsmen’s Guild of Mississippi—recently named as one of the Top 40 Artists, Regional Coordinator for ATHA (Association of Traditional Hooking Artists), President of The Magnolia Wool Dust Society, ATHA Chapter #114, and her rugs have appeared in several ATHA publications as well as the most recent book by Jessie Turbayne. Lisanne’s work will be featured in the new book, “Top 40 at 40” due out October 2013.
Lisanne teaches across the United States privately and has taught and/or is teaching at Hooked in the Mountains, Star of Texas, Green Mountain Rug School, ATHA Region 1 School and Caraway Rug School.
FMI: please visit Lisanne’s website www.pisforprimitive.com