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June 2019

Needle Felted Birds: Chikadee-dee-dee

June 1 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
$55 1 ticket left

Needle felt a beautiful three-dimensional chickadee. Makers will learn needle felting basics and techniques to needle felt details and realism in wool. Instructions will be given for making wire legs and feet, and for hanging your bird as an ornament. Participants will complete one bird in class and leave with enough supplies to make a second one on their own. Felting is older than spinning or weaving and found in many world cultures.  Felting wool means to agitate the fibers…

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July 2019

Intergenerational – Mixed Media Weaving

July 13 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
$50 8 tickets left

Create a whimsical mixed media mini tapestry using basic weaving techniques with beautiful yarns and fibers on a simple loom of burlap and matboard. Then, layer strips of book pages, mulberry paper, or printed sheets to build your visual story. Finally, embellish with found objects, beads and jewelry components, buttons and paper flowers, or sticks and other natural items. When you've finished, you'll have your own fiber arts mini tapestry, approximately 5 x 7 inches. Add a matboard frame or…

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Eco Printing with Botanicals on Silk

July 20 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
$55 10 tickets left

Learn the fascinating process of printing leaves onto fabric without the use of paints, inks or external dyes. In botanical printing, also called eco printing, heat is used to extract pigments and tannins from leaves and transfer them to paper or cloth, leaving behind lasting prints of the leaves. In this introductory class we’ll take a brief walk outside to gather leaves, learn how to bundle our leaves tightly against silk, then submit our bundles to the steamer. While our…

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August 2019

Punch Needle Rug Hooking

August 24 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$100 10 tickets left

Punch needle rug hooking is quick and easy to learn, and once you know the basics, the possibilities of what you can make with this new fiber skill are endless!  Remember hooked rugs from your great-grandmother’s era?  While rug hooking used a small needle that was used to pull ‘hooks’ of yarn, the development of the ‘punch needle’ tool allowed users to push yarn and create rugs or other items more quickly and easily.  There has been a rebirth of…

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September 2019

Block Printing on Fabric

September 28 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$80 8 tickets left

One of the oldest forms of art, block printing is both historical and accessible, as it involves simply creating a block, using ink or paint, and then transferring the image on to the receiving material.  In this class, students will use nature or cultural heritage or other sources for inspiration, creating beautiful designs on fabric. Join Karen Rognsvoog, experienced folk school teacher,  for an introduction to block printing on fabric, using ‘heat set’ fabric paint.  Learn how to carve your…

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October 2019

Relax…Breathe…Weave: Exploring Weaving on a Rigid Heddle Loom

October 12 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
$85 6 tickets left

Whether you are a beginner or experienced weaver, you will enjoy learning how to weave on the versatile Schacht “Cricket” Rigid Heddle Loom. You will complete a table runner or set of coasters, learning how to create patterns using color, fiber texture and a few simple techniques. Looms will be pre-warped for all weavers. You’ll create a weaving that your heart and your fingers desire. Come and experience the joy of weaving! Students should bring: - fibers from home to…

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November 2019

Relax…Breathe…Weave: Exploring Weaving on a Rigid Heddle Loom

November 9 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
$85 6 tickets left

Whether you are a beginner or experienced weaver, you will enjoy learning how to weave on the versatile Schacht “Cricket” Rigid Heddle Loom. You will complete a table runner or set of coasters, learning how to create patterns using color, fiber texture and a few simple techniques. Looms will be pre-warped for all weavers. You’ll create a weaving that your heart and your fingers desire. Come and experience the joy of weaving! There are only 6 looms available, unless you…

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