Fiber Festival  

Class Descriptions

2015 Classes

Classes instructed by Jacey Boggs can be found here on the 2015 Featured Guest page.

 


Baltic Braid Cowl with Erin Kosich

Bold Baltic braids that are both captivating and easy to achieve break up the stylish color blocking on this striking cowl. Once you learn this technique, you will want to put this clever edging on everything from hats to mitten cuffs to sweater bottoms! Treat yourself or a dear friend to this accessory knit with heavenly soft alpaca yarn.

  • Class cost is $15
  • Supply fee is $32 and is payable to Erin at time of class.
  • Students need to bring: size US #5, 16” circular needles and a stitch marker.
  • Note: minimum 3 students, maximum 15 students

Time: Sunday 1- 3:30 pm

* To register by mail, please click here to download a registration form. Complete the form and mail with payment to address of the form.

 

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Begin to Spin with Marcia Weinert

Learn to make your very 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 is $50
  • Supply fee is $12 and is payable to Marcia at time of class.
  • Students need to bring: Any treadle-driven spinning wheel in good working condition, or use a class loaner. No other equipment needed. Please contact dyork(at)nemf.com if you require use of a loaner and we’ll make sure one is available.
  • Note: minimum 2 students, maximum 6 students

Times:

Saturday 10:30 am – 1 pm;
Saturday, 2 – 4:30 pm;
Sunday 10 am – 12:30 pm 
Sunday 1 – 3:30 pm.

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Learn to Spin - Saturday 10:30am-1pm

Learn to Spin - Saturday 2-4:30pm 

 Learn to Spin - Sunday 10am-12:30pm 

 Learn to Spin - Sunday 1pm-3:30pm 

 

Beginning Drop Spindling - Part I with Sara Dunham

"All yarn is is fiber with a twist." Somehow that seems so simple. A little too simple? Nope. A drop spindle is a low cost way to give handspinning a whirl. It's also great for on the go and advanced projects once you get started. This fun, low-key workshop will get you started.

  • Class cost is $20
  • Supply fee is $7.50 if you have your own spindle or 13.50 if you would like to purchase one from Saraand is payable to Sara at time of class.
  • Students need to bring: a drop spindle if you have one or see above if you need to purchase one.
  • Note: minimum 2 students, maximum 12 students
  • Time: Saturday 10:30 - noon

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Beginning Drop Spindling - Part II with Sara Dunham

"I've spun some yarn. Now what?" This workshop will discuss a few different options for what to do next - plying, setting twist ... This class is for those who are taking the morning Beginning Drop Spindling Part I class or for those who previously have taken a Drop Spindle class and would like to learn the next step.

  • Class cost is $20
  • Students need to bring: a drop spindle (or 2 or 3) with singles if you have them. Sara will have spun singles with her especially for those who are also taking Part I in the morning.
  • Supply fee:  There may be a supply fee for the spun singles Sara will be providing if you don’t have any.  Please check back to see if there is any within the next week.  thanks
  • Note: minimum 2 students, maximum 12 students
  • Time: Saturday 1:30 - 3 pm


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Double Knitting Technique with Tina Turner

Learn the basics of double knitting while making a potholder or trivet. This is a small manageable project that will be done in no time.

  • Class cost is $35
  • Students need to bring: Two contrasting colors of cotton yarn in worsted or DK weight, 80 yards in each color, size US #5 or US #6 needle and stitch markers.
  • Note: minimum 2 students, maximum 20 students

Time: Sunday 9 am – noon

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Dress Your Loom Alone with Freda Peisley

Learn to make a warp in 1 hour and dress a table loom in 2 hours. Hands-on. Many weaving tips will be shared. Bring your list of weaving questions.

  • Class cost is $40
  • Supply fee is $2 and is payable to Freda at time of class.
  • Note: minimum 4 students, maximum 12 students

Time: Saturday 1 - 4 pm

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I-cord, can you? Spiral Beanie with Erin Kosich

This swirly sensation is knit almost entirely out of I-cord. It’s worked from the top down and assembled as you go to form a circle (which makes GREAT use of the color changing washable wool yarn we will be using). It’s finished of with an easy knit 2, purl 2-ribbed band. If you are a knitter looking for something different, this hat is for you!

  • Class cost is $15
  • Supply fee is $20 and is payable to Erin at time of class.
  • Students need to bring: size US #7 double-pointed needles, a tape measure and a stitch marker.
  • Note: minimum 3 students, maximum 15 students

Time: Saturday 11 am – 12:30pm

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Knitted Oak Leaf with Erin Kosich

 You will want to make a whole forest full of these. They are so colorful and fun to do!! The Oak Leaf is a fun little introduction to stacked decreases. This technique can be used to create lobe-shaped edging, flame stitch motifs and shaping. Stacked decreases are worked by slipping stitches back to the left needle to work them again. We will be playing with a variety of yarns in different colors and textures and hopefully creating enough leaves to cover a tree!!

  • Students need to bring size # US 10 circular or double-pointed needles and a tapestry needle.
  • Class cost is $15
  • Supply fee is $10 and is payable to Erin at time of class.
  • Note: minimum 3 students, maximum 15 students

Time: Saturday 2:30 – 4

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Rug Hooking with Freda Peisley

Learn this fun way to make a rug or wall hanging. We have several rug-hooking suppliers at the festival. Kits are available. Come and try different kinds of hooks and learn how to cut fabric and hook.

  • Class cost is $30
  • Supply fee is $2 and is payable to Freda at time of class.
  • Note: minimum 4 students, maximum 10 students

Time: Sunday 1 – 2 pm

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SAORI Freestyle Weaving – Express Yourself with Karen Pardee

SAORI weaving places more importance on freedom of expression and creativity than on technical skills or the regularity of the woven cloth. In SAORI, we try to do what only what human beings can do, without imitating machine-made products. Irregular selvages and accidental skips of thread add to the unplanned beauty of SAORI hand-woven cloth. We admire this irregularity as the unintentional beauty resulting from our natural creativity. The looms will be set up and ready for students to begin weaving right away. Students will take home the cloth they weave! No experience necessary! Beginners, children & adults all welcome.

  • Class cost is $45
  • Supply fee is $20 and is payable to Karen at time of class.
  • Students are encouraged to bring ribbon, hand spun yarn and favorite pieces you would like to incorporate into your weaving.
  • Note: minimum 5 students, maximum 5 students
  • Times:
  • Saturday 10 am – 1 pm;
  • Saturday 1:30 – 4:30 pm; 
  • Sunday 1:00 - 4:00 pm

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Saturday 10am - 1pm 

 Saturday 1:30pm-4:30pm 

 Sunday 1:00-4:00 

 

Spinning Flax with Freda Peisley

Bring your wheel and a distaff if you have one and learn how to spin flax into linen.

  • Class cost is $30
  • Supply fee is $15 and is payable to Freda at time of class.
  • Students need to bring a spinning wheel in good working order and a distaff.
  • Note: minimum 4 students, maximum 12 students

Time: Sunday 11 – noon

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Spinning Silk with Freda Peisley

Bring your wheel and learn how to spin several kinds of silk and silk blends.

  • Cost is $30
  • Supply fee is $15 and is payable to Freda at time of class.
  • Students need to bring a spinning wheel in good working order.
  • Note: minimum 4 students, maximum 12 students

Time: Sunday 10 – 11 am

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 Two-Color Brioche with Tina Turner

The brioche stitch has recently become very popular. Learn to make two color brioche in the round during this class. This fun stitch gives you a well insulating stitch that will become a favorite in no time. Your first project will be a cup cozy for your favorite hot beverage.  You will receive the pattern for the Amber Duet cowl to continue at home. Students should have proficiency with working in the round.

Learn the basics of two-color brioche in the round while knitting this beautiful reversible cowl.

  • Class cost is $35
  • Students need to bring: Two contrasting colors of worsted weight or DK yarn, 50 yards in each color, size US #7 or US #8, Use the needles that are your favorite for knitting a small item in the round - either double points, two circulars or one long circular for magic loop. Stitch markers.
  • Note: minimum 2 students, maximum 10 students

Time: Saturday 9 am – noon

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