Category Archives: 2015 Workshops

Teacup Pincushion and Instructor Katelyn Dunn

This is a class full of whimsy! During this class you will learn the basics of three-dimensional needle felting while creating your own unique miniature scene for your teacup pincushion. Whether it be a barn on a hillside, a fairy … Continue reading

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Appalachian Hearth Broom (Besom) Making: Broom Making: Beginner and Instructor Robin Goatey

The original brooms were not flat nor made with wire. We will craft a Hearth Besom the old way with twine, a stick, Broom Corn, some grown at Oak Knoll Farm & Basket materials. Material included in the class fee … Continue reading

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Needle Felted Reindeer and Instructor Gayle Roberts

Never tried needle felting, but always wanted to – this is the class for you.  Students will begin by learning the basics of needle felting.  Using basic needle felting techniques and skills students will work on sculpting a reindeer.  The … Continue reading

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Shibori Love Silk (and Indigo) and Instructor 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 … Continue reading

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Introduction to Support Spinning with a Mirkwood Arts Spindle and Instructor Amanda Roberts

Basic introduction to support spinning, no previous experience needed.  Students will learn the basics of spinning on a support spindle.  The class features Mirkwood Arts spindles, but the basics learned in the class are also transferable to any type of … Continue reading

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Spinning Various Wool Types and Janet Deutmeyer

In this workshop we’ll be spinning an assortment of sheep wools. Find out which wools makes the best sock yarn. Which ones are good for rugs. What wools make good lace yarn. We’ll cover a variety of ways to prepare … Continue reading

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Advanced Ridged Heddle Weaving Techniques and Instructor Meredith Kermicle

Tired of plain weave? Learn a variety of more interesting weaving techniques for the rigid heddle loom. Bring your loom warped and ready to weave and we’ll cover some pick up weaving patterns, lace techniques, how to throw in some … Continue reading

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Spinning with a Drop Spindle and Instructor 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 … Continue reading

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Learning to Twine and Instructor Jonee Davis

Learn how beautiful rag rugs were woven 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 to use up scraps from prior projects and … Continue reading

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Knit the Dreambird Shawl and Instructor Mimi Kezer

Come on a short row adventure as we learn how to create this stunning shawl. A fanciful derivative of the Wingspan, the Dreambird uses short rows within short rows to create each feather. Will will use the German Short Row … Continue reading

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