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: 7
If the class fills, an additional session will be added from 10:30 a.m. – 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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Basics of Continental Knitting with Amanda Endress

Basics of Continental Knitting with Amanda Endress

Continental Knitting (also known as “picking”) is a style of knitting where the working yarn is held in the left hand and the tip of the (right) working needle is used to hook the yarn and bring it through loops on the left needle to create stitches. This style of knitting is sometimes easier for those with crocheting experience since the working yarn is held in a familiar manner. It can also more comfortable for anyone with joint issues as the motions tend to be smaller than some other knitting styles. However, anyone can learn this style of knitting! In this workshop, we will learn to Cast On, Knit, Purl and Cast Off. We will work on a sampler square allowing you to practice the stitches so you can take your new skills home and start knitting projects of your choice. All materials included in class fee.

Instructor: Amanda Endress
Cost: $47
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Class size limit: 8

Where Engineering collides with Creativity! I am an engineer by degree, an IT Professional by day and a textile and fiber addict at all times! When not at work you can find me knitting, spinning or sewing. You can find me on Ravelry as HanoverStreet and on Instagram as Hanoverstreet1

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Shibori Loves Silk (and Indigo) with Jan Quarles

Instructor: Jan Quarles
Cost: $58
Time: 9:00 to 12:00 p.m.
Class Size Limit: 8

https://www.fiberintheboro.com/shop/shibori-love-silk-and-indigo/

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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Recycled Easy Embroidery with Alexa Lett

Next on the class list:

Recycled Easy Embroidery with Alexa Lett

$42.00

This is a fun, exploratory adventure into easy embellishment of embroidery with vintage notions and fabrics. Provided will be the base vintage quilt piece, which will act as your canvas. , You will be taught some simple embroidery stitches to accent your canvas, with the freedom to sift through a stash of vintage fabric, notions and trinkets to embellish your canvas. You are in essence creating a textile art piece.

Instructor: Alexa Lett
Cost: $42
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Class size limit: 8

https://www.fiberintheboro.com/shop/recycled-easy-embroidery-with-alexa-lett/

Vintage and handmade have always been a part of my creativity and gift giving. Many forms of art have evolved over the years. A handmade gift and accessory business was the beginning, which included 22 sales reps and a sea of moms doing piecework. It later evolved into a book entitled “Homemade” which was full of recipes you could not eat…which then led to creative segments on various HGTV and TLC television shows, magazines, ‘how-to’ styled books, speaking engagements and teaching workshops over the years. But, motherhood began to take more time and a different creative focus began.

My passion for ‘all things stitched’ became the art form of choice for many reasons. I love the creative process, the beauty of imperfection and the ability to determine handmade in a nano second. Years of supporting an athletic daughter led to hours of sitting on a bleacher. This time became the foundation of learning the art of stitching. The need to be creative had to become mobile for me, so this medium was perfect. Plus, a giddy zeal for vintage fabrics and notions collected over the years provided enough supply to last a lifetime of ballgames.

Now, the nest is empty and my little bird is off in college. A rented art studio in a wonderful creative community is my home away from home. I am back to ALL things creative. Mixed media, jewelry, art and stitchery seem to be the medium of choice. The creative world for me is blossoming in a new way….I love it.

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Arena is Full

The arena space is full.  There are still spaces left in the barn.  Fill out an application here to join us.

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Nantucket Style Baskets 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: $37
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Class size limit: 6

Nantucket Style Baskets with Robin Goatey

Robin is an award winning full time festival craftsman working Fiber Festivals in the Midwest, having recently served as Instructor at the John C. Campbell Folk School. 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’.

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Classes are open

Classes are available for registration…check them out.  We have a great line up this year as usual.

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Community Center is full!

We still have space for vendors in the barn and the show arena.

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Accepting Class Proposals

Yes, the class proposal application is up.  Visit the class page to submit your ideas.

 

 

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Happy New Year

Hope it is a year of fiber goodness for all.  Keep an eye out for vendor applications soon.

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