Fiber Festival  

Class Descriptions

Classes are listed each day chronologically by start time so Saturday morning classes are listed first and Sunday afternoon classes are listed last. Please scroll down the page to find classes.  Thank you! 

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Saturday Classes

The Shetland Shawl with Linda Voss Plummer

This shawl can be done as a small sample piece or the real deal can be started in class. The steps are the same. The beauty of the Shetland shawl is in its internal shaping. It sits gracefully and naturally on one’s shoulders. The shawl can be used as a working garment or for very special occasions, depending on the yarn used and, if desired, the decorative stitches incorporated.

  • Class cost: $40
  • Supplies needed: 80 yards of lace, DK or worsted weight yarn for small sample, up to 600 yards for larger shawl, circular needles at least 24” long in size appropriate for yarn, stitch markers, smooth scrap yarn (several yards), and darning needle.  Pattern will be provided.
  • Maximum number of students: 15
  • Saturday 10 am – 1 pm  

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Overshot Weaving with Freda Peisley

Spend a day making samples of several different coverlet patterns, and learn how easy overshot weaving can be. You will learn how to weave a 2-shuttle weave to make a sample of overshot weaving. In this workshop, you will take home the samples you weave, and the knowledge and inspiration to weave a coverlet on your own loom. You will choose from ten different patterns. There will be samples of each, and a number of books for you to look at. Some of the weft yarns are Frieda’s naturally dyed handspun.

  • Class cost: $60
  • Material fee to be paid to Freda at time of class is $10 per sample you weave.
  • Supplies needed: note pad
  • Minimum number of students: 5; Maximum number of students: 15
  • Saturday 10 am – 4 pm   Class will break from noon to 1 for lunch/shopping

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Begin to Spin! with Marcia Weinert

Learn to make your own, unique handspun yarn on a spinning wheel! We’ll play with several types of prepared wool while we discuss wheel maintenance, drafting, treadling, plying, and finishing techniques to make a balanced yarn. As time permits, we’ll touch on other fiber preparations, and non-wool fibers. No previous experience required. Warning: Spinning can be addictive!

  • Class cost: $55
  • Materials fee to be paid to Marcia at time of class: $10
  • Equipment/Supplies needed: Any treadle-driven wheel in good working condition, empty bobbins, or use a class loaner. Please indicate whether you will need a loaner wheel at time of registration.
  • Minimum number of students: 1; Maximum number of students: 6
  • Saturday 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
  • Also offered Sunday 10:30 am to 12:30 pm - Please scroll down to Sunday classes to enroll

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Knitting with Beads with Tina Turner

Add amazing sparkle to your knitted pieces by adding beads! You will be knitting a beautiful swatch that will help you learn three different bead attachment techniques. This class will bring your knitting to that new exciting level you have been looking for! A beautiful beaded pouch pattern by Debby Abrahams, “Swagged, Slipped & Hooked”, will be provided.

  • Class cost: $40
  • Supplies needed: 25 yards fingering weight yarn, light color, US #2 needles, .75 steel crochet hook, #8 seed beads
  • Minimum number of students: 2; Maximum number of students: 15
  • Saturday 10:30 am – 1:30 pm

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Holy Scarf with Erin Kosich

Lace-weight yarn is super popular right now, but what if you are not really a Victorian-type-lacy-shawl kind of gal? This project uses lace weight yarn in a fun and modern way using a funky cast-on and bind-off technique throughout the piece to create “holes” in the scarf that resemble swiss cheese. FUN!!

  • Class cost: $15
  • Materials fee to be paid to Erin at time of class is $27 and includes yarn and pattern.
  • Supplies needed: 24” size 7 circular needles
  • Minimum number of students: 5; Maximum number of students: 25
  • Saturday 11-12:30pm

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Drop Everything: Learn to Spin on a Drop Spindle with Marcia Weinert

Using a stick to make yarn is some of the oldest (and simplest) technology there is! Come learn what the cavemen knew: how to use a drop spindle to spin your very own yarn. We’ll cover types of spindles, selecting fibers, drafting techniques, and finishing your yarn. As time permits, we’ll learn to ply as well. No previous experience required.

  • Class cost: $55
  • Material fee to be paid to Marcia at time of class: $10
  • Equipment/supplies needed: Any drop spindle (top- or bottom-whorl, or Turkish spindle), or use a class loaner. Please indicate whether you will need a loaner spindle at time of registration.
  • Minimum number of students: 1; Maximum number of students: 6
  • Saturday 1:30 – 4 pm
  • Also offered Sunday 1:30 – 4 pm. Please scroll down to Sunday Classes to Enroll

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Be A Star with Erin Kosich

These are SOOOOO much fun. Sweet little stars knit from the center out using fingering weight yarn. Use a yarn that sparkles or a more rustic color-changing yarn for a completely different look. Deck your halls this holiday season by making a garland out of them, hang them on your Christmas Tree or create unique gift tags – you won’t want to make just one!!

  • Class cost: $15
  • Material fee to be paid to Erin at time of class is $8 and includes yarn and pattern.
  • Supplies needed: size 3 double point needles.Minimum number of students: 5;
  • Maximum number of students: 25
  • Saturday 2 – 3:30 pm

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Knitting with Handspun Yarn with Linda Voss Plummer

Since each handspun skein is unique and handspun does not come with a ball band, a knitter (or weaver) must learn to assess the properties of her yarn and consider its suitability for various projects. We will discuss types of wool and twist, then apply their characteristics to projects – functional, decorative, softness, hardiness, etc. This class is also useful for non-spinners in learning more about properties of various commercial yarns. No experience necessary.

  • Class cost: $40
  • Maximum number of students: 15
  • Saturday 2 – 5 pm

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Reading Lace and Cable Charts with Tina Turner

Spend three hours with Tina that will open the door to your amazing lace and cable future! You will learn how to visualize chart symbols and apply your new skill. When you finish knitting your bookmark project you will have set the groundwork for years of lace and cable enjoyment.

  • Class cost: $40
  • Supplies needed: 40 yards of DK or worsted weight yarn in a light color, US #4 needles for DK yarn, US #6 needles for worsted weight.
  • Minimum number of students: 2; maximum number of students: 15
  • Saturday 2 to 5 pm

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Sunday Classes

The Right Breed or Fiber for the Right Project! with Linda Voss Plummer

With so many choices available, fiber enthusiasts now have the luxury of choosing yarn or fiber for which will be most suitable for their project – and vice versa! By understanding more about the properties of specific breeds of protein producing animals and qualities of the many fibers now available, we can approach our projects with more knowledge and choose the right fiber for each project – drape, wear, softness, more stable fabric, firm or looser? Make informed decisions!

  • Class cost: $40
  • Maximum number of students: 20
  • Sunday 10 am – 12:30 pm

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Dress Your Loom Alone with Freda Peisley

You will learn how to make a warp and dress a loom, without help, using Freda’s fast and easy way.

  • Class cost: $35
  • Minimum number of students: 3; Maximum number of students: 15
  • Sunday 10 am – 1 pm

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Sprinkle Dyeing with Liz Yockel and Jaye Knight

Learn an easy and forgiving method of dyeing that requires no mixing, measuring, or prior experience. The end result is very unique and looks great when it is worked into your finished item. We will cover the basics of dyeing animal protein fiber, how this form of dyeing differs from other methods, and then dye enough yarn for a medium-sized project (or multiple smaller projects).

  • Class cost: $30
  • Materials fee payable directly to Liz and Jaye at time of class is $20 and includes two skeins of worsted weight yarn and all supplies needed to dye.
  • Minimum number of students: 2; Maximum number of students: 10
  • Sunday 10:30 am – noon : This section is FULL.
  • Sunday 1 - 2:30pm (Paypal button below is for this section only.)
Register via Paypal for Sunday 1-2:30pm session only with the button below or please click here to download a mail-in registration form. 
 

 

Begin to Spin! with Marcia Weinert

Learn to make your own, unique handspun yarn on a spinning wheel! We’ll play with several types of prepared wool while we discuss wheel maintenance, drafting, treadling, plying, and finishing techniques to make a balanced yarn. As time permits, we’ll touch on other fiber preparations, and non-wool fibers. No previous experience required. Warning: Spinning can be addictive!

  • Class cost: $55
  • Materials fee to be paid to Marcia at time of class: $10
  • Equipment/Supplies needed: Any treadle-driven wheel in good working condition, empty bobbins, or use a class loaner. Please indicate whether you will need a loaner wheel at time of registration.
  • Minimum number of students: 1; Maximum number of students: 6
  • Also offered Saturday 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. Please scroll up to enroll.
  • Sunday 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

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Bavarian Twisted Mitts with Tina Turner

Sound the trumpets and blow your horn! It’s time to learn how to create beautiful raised-stitch patterns! This class will literally raise your knitting to new heights. Learn everything it will take to create beautiful, textured, raised Bavarian Twisted Mitts and more. The techniques taught in this class can be applied for years to come to future projects!

  • Supplies needed: 25 yards DK weight yarn in a light color, US #5 needles using your preferred method for knitting in the round. Sharp points will be helpful.
  • Class cost: $40
  • Minimum number of students: 2; Maximum number of students: 15
  • Sunday 10:30 am – 1:30 pm

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Knitted Paper Chain Scarf with Erin Kosich

Erin is having so much fun with this project! It’s a scarf that is knitted to look like a paper chain. With this clever creation, you knit up a loop, then thread your needle through the completed loop to begin your next loop. You will be dizzy with the fun of it! We will be using the technique to make scarves, but the creative possibilities are endless. Who is up for a knitted paper chain garland on their Christmas Tree this year? Me!! Me!!

  • Class cost: $15
  • Material fee to be paid to Erin at time of class is $36 and includes yarn and pattern. Supplies needed: 16” long size 10 1/2 circular needle Minimum number of students: 5; Maximum number of students: 25
  • Sunday 11 am – 12:30 pm

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Designing Stash – Guilt Free Knitting with Linda Voss Plummer

Clean your yarn closet! Bring all those odds and ends and pull them together into a coherent, original design! We will discuss compatibility of yarns, design elements, and technical questions when combining yarns. Make it your own! Linda will lead you through the design process and unleash your creativity.

  • Class cost: $40
  • Supplies needed: Any yarn you would like to work with when designing.
  • Maximum number of students: 15
  • Sunday 1:30 – 4 pm 

Register via Paypal with the button below or please click here to download a mail-in registration form

 

Drop Everything: Learn to Spin on a Drop Spindle with Marcia Weinert

Using a stick to make yarn is some of the oldest (and simplest) technology there is! Come learn what the cavemen knew: how to use a drop spindle to spin your very own yarn. We’ll cover types of spindles, selecting fibers, drafting techniques, and finishing your yarn. As time permits, we’ll learn to ply as well. No previous experience required.

  • Class cost: $55
  • Material fee to be paid to Marcia at time of class: $10
  • Equipment/supplies needed: Any drop spindle (top- or bottom-whorl, or Turkish spindle), or use a class loaner. Please indicate whether you will need a loaner spindle at time of registration.
  • Minimum number of students: 1; Maximum number of students: 6
  • Also offered Saturday 1:30 – 4 pm.  Please scroll up to enroll for Saturday's class.
  • Sunday 1:30 – 4 pm 

Register via Paypal with the button below or please click here to download a mail-in registration form