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.
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.
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.
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
Classroom E from 9am to 12pm and taught by Lisanne Miller:
Learn how to hook or for those that love to hook, bring your Fall wool scraps! This project has something for everyone and you make your Fall centerpiece. Lisanne will show you how to use various yarns and wool to create a wonderful 3D pumpkin or 3 ears of Indian Corn. Workshop fee includes either the pumpkin or Indian corn pattern and wool. Additional patterns can be purchased during class a well as a beginner hook for $5 and a hoop for $20.
Jill will be teaching Triangle Loom Weaving in Classroom A from 9am – 12pm:
Jill Wood has been teaching spinning and weaving and in the Sheep to Shawl seminars twice a year for the the last 9 years. She has also been teaching classes at the Middle Tennessee Fiber Festival and the Fiber in the Boro for several years. She is also involved in the Sheep to Shawl Video produced by Annamadeit productions.
Classroom A from 9am to 12pm and taught by Jill Wood:
In this class you will learn how to start a triangle shawl, how to weave on a triangle loom, how to change colors and how to finish and remove the shawl from the loom. The two and a half- foot looms will be included in the class fee. You will need to bring 4 oz of yarn, any kind, any color or two or three colors if you would like.
Kendall will be teaching Knitting for Beginners in Classroom D from 9am to 12pm and Drop Spinning for Beginners in Classroom B from 1pm to 3pm:
20 years ago Kendall’s mom bought her an “I Taught Myself To Knit” kit on clearance at a discount store. Since then she has only stopped knitting long enough to drive. She does not consider waiting at stoplights to actually be driving. When you pull up next to a crazy lady furiously knitting a sock until the light turns green it’s probably her.
Classroom D from 9am to 12pm and taught by Kendall Frazier:
Learn the necessary basics: Cast on, knit, purl and bind off to make a neck warmer. Materials will be provided.
Darlene will be teaching Drop Spinning for Beginners in Classroom B from 1pm to 3pm:
Darlene Dralus came to the fiber arts relatively late, but has been knitting for the last 8 years and spinning for the last 6. She credits The Knaughty Knitter for her introduction to fiber and for providing a great space to practice and learn. She enjoys regular spinning circles with the Nashville Spinsters and classes with Lynn Vogel. Alpaca is her fiber of choice.