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.
Classroom B from 1pm to 3pm and taught by Darlene Dralus and Kendall Frazier:
Learn to spin from the beginning with a drop spindle. All students will learn to draft, spin and Andean ply yarn. You’ll go home with a drop spindle and fiber to start you off.
Sarah will be teaching Saori Weaving in Classroom D from 1pm to 4pm:
Sarah has been involved with arts and crafts for most of her life and has done everything from needlework to stained glass but she focuses predominantly on fiber arts including spinning, knitting, and, of course, weaving.
Finding Saori was a game changer for Sarah. Before Saori, life was about spinning the perfect lace weight yarn and knitting the most beautiful lacy gray shawl. Since Saori, Sarah’s eyes have been opened to the wonders of art yarn, the beautiful colors of the rainbow and beyond, and the imperfect perfection of weaving your heart.
Classroom D from 1pm to 4pm and taught by Sarah Dauro:
In this class, students will weave “Saori style” on pre-warped Saori floor looms. Saori is a “no rules” weaving style developed nearly 50 years ago by Misao Jo in Japan. Saori weaving focuses on natural creativity rather than technical skills and commercial patterns. Students in this class will relax and have fun while creating an individual piece of art. Looms and all supplies are provided. This class is suitable for both beginners and experienced weavers who want to explore a new weaving methodology.
Check out this event. At least one of our vendors…Cedar Rock Ranch will be participating…
Tennessee Alpaca Summer Summit – Sept 20th and 21st
Gayle will be teaching Needle Felted Gnome in Classroom from 9am to 12pm:
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.
Classroom C from 9am to 12pm and taught by Gayle Roberts:
Beginning Level. Develop or expand your needle felting techniques while sculpting your own gnome from roving and locks. Some needle felting experience is helpful, but not required.
Janet will be teaching Introduction to Various Wools in Classroom C from 1pm to 4pm:
6+ years ago I started spinning and have yet to meet a fiber I don’t like to spin. Currently I am a Level 4 student in the Olds College Master Spinner Program and a member of the Fleece on the Duck Fiber Guild. In the past, I’ve been a spinner on the Guild’s Fleece to Shawl team at alpaca shows and the Sheep to Shawl team at the TN State Fair.
Classroom C from 1pm to 4pm and taught by Janet Deutmeyer:
With over 100 breeds of sheep available to spin, why settle for 2 or 3 kinds? This class is a general overview of the various types of wool and how best to prepare and spin them to get the most from that wool. There will be various wools to sample. Students need to bring their spinning wheel or drop spindle and know how to spin.
Jan will be teaching Paint a Wild Roving or Skein in Classroom F from 9am to 12pm:
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!)