Upcoming Class Information

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Leslie Owens

A Color Journey for the Fiber Artist

For a fiber artist, color is a powerful tool, and color choices can make or break a piece. We all have favorite colors we use in our work, but why those particular colors? How do we choose them? What do they say about ourselves and the world? How do we change them from season to season?

This class is an investigation into color in the world of fiber. Knitters, crocheters, weavers, spinners, quilters, sewers and felters - anyone who handles fiber will learn more about their own color choices, and how to choose colors purposefully. We will cover basic color theory and the various sources of colors available to a fiber artist. We will create color families and then learn several ways to achieve those colors, including purchasing, grouping and blending. A weekend workshop in dyeing fibers (both cellulose (cotton, rayon & linen) and  organic (wool & silk)) will complete the journey, and you will go home with dyed fiber for your next project. 

Fabrics/Fiber for exercises and all dye materials will be included in materials fee. Students may bring their own fibers for the dyeing project, but white yarns and fleece will be available to purchase.  
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3 evening classes (6-9) followed by a Sat & Sun dye workshop (10-4) 


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3 Days of Felting

Come to 3 Days of Felting and learn the full range of techniques in this fascinating fiber craft!
Day 1: Introduction to Wet Felting: Learn the basics and make a set of coasters and 
a table runner and learn how to make pre-felts. 
Day 2: Intermediate Felting: Learn the technique of seamless felt which makes 
3 dimensional pieces possible. Make a hat, a purse or a bowl. 
Day 3: Felt and Fabric: Learn the technique of Nuno felting and 
make a scarf with silk and luxurious merino wool
3 successive Saturdays, 10am - 4pm 



Robyn Josephs

The Joy of Spinning
 For beginning and novice spinners
Using simple spindles and more complex wheels begin your journey as a hand spinner.
After a brief overview of fiber preparation, learn to spin a continuous thread that
will become the yarn or your dreams.
We’ll begin by creating a simple woven journal to record our experiences.
Bring your own wheel or rentals are available.



Spinning- Next Steps-
Getting the yarn you want from the fiber you have

Now that you are spinning continuous thread it’s time to make the yarn you want.
Learn to confidently spin worsted and woolen yarn, diameter control and simple 2 and 3 strand plying.
We’ll begin by creating a simple woven journal to record our experiences.
You should be able to spin a continuous thread.
Bring your own wheel or rentals are available.
2 hours

Beginning Rigid Heddle Weaving
Skein to Scarf in Three hours.

Using beautiful fibers and a simple loom you will learn to warp and weave a fashion scarf in one session.
We’ll begin by creating a simple woven journal to record our experiences.
No experience necessary
All levels
3 hours 

Books as wearable Art

Create a simple paper/fiber journal to wear as a necklace. Lots of opps for surface design
and the pages hold simple gifts and friendship notes.
We’ll begin by creating a simple woven journal to record our experiences.
All levels
3 hours

Fiber play for anarchists

Let’s learn some rules, make our own and then break them.

Choose a fiber and process and let’s do it your way.
We’ll begin by creating a simple woven journal to record our experiences.
Learn to spin, simple cardboard weaving, knit and/or crochet, or
bring a project you want some help with.
Beginners will learn to spin a continuous thread, create, warp and
weave on cardboard, cast on/foundation chain, knit, purl, single double crochet increasing,
decreasing and binding off and how to read patterns and make your own.
Others can work on projects, give support, heckle and join us in having a
really fun time  as we create together.
 All levels welcome
2 hours

Learn to love your inkle loom

Wind a colorful warp directly on the loom and magically weave complex patterns. Strips up to 4” wide make beautiful belts, straps, laces, garment embellishments and can be sewn into purses and vests.
We’ll begin by creating a simple journal to record our experiences and make a narrow belt or strap.
All levels
3 hours

Weaving on Handmade looms

Come discover the joy of weaving using household items and beautiful fibers.
We’ll begin by creating a simple woven journal to record our experiences, then
build simple looms out of cardboard and weave, mug rugs and bookmarks
We will learn simple tapestry and weaving techniques and if time allows move
into shaped weavingsand boa bracelets.
We’ll begin by creating a simple woven journal to record our experiences.
All levels
2 hours