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Fiber Arts Classes

 

Just Weave - Rigid Heddle

Saturday, April 27

9 a.m.-4 p.m.

New Holland Pavilion 1

 

Learn the basics of rigid heddle weaving on a Schacht Cricket Loom rigid heddle loom. The loom will be warped for you and ready to weave. How a loom is warped using the direct method will be demonstrated. You will weave a soft and elegant 8" X 40" inch mock houndstooth scarf using alpaca yarn.

Class Fee: $95. This daylong workshop includes materials, Classic Alpaca yarn and use of the loom. No weaving experience is required. After signing up for the class, you will receive an email asking for color choices for your scarf. Sign up for the workshop here.

Instructors are Nancy Wilson, Mark Aycock and Laurie Thalacker. Maximum class size is 10. 

 

Wet Felted Soaps

Saturday, April 27

9-10:30 a.m.
New Holland Pavilion 1

Handmade soap and warm fiber are a wonderful combination. Wet felting your soap gives you a built-in scrubby and helps the soap to last longer. Learn the basics of wet felting while creating a practical and easy gift. Students will have enough time to make one felted soap and gain the knowledge to make more at home.

Class fee: $20 fee will cover all the necessary supplies including the roving and handmade soap. Nothing is required of students other than their desire and enthusiasm to learn. To register for the class, email the instructor at bethaneak@gmail.com.

Bethanea Kottwitz, a lifelong crafter and artist, is the instructor. Her introduction to fiber began more than 15 years ago when she learned how to sew. Since then, she has expanded her knowledge to many other crafts. Bethanea has raised angora rabbits, silkworms, and poodles, which she uses for her own "fiber" herd.

Penny Mat Gnome

Saturday, April 27

11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Students will work on a candle mat made of wool fabric and hand embroidery. These mats are similar to the ones that would've been made years ago from useable scraps of worn clothing. They protected surfaces from a burning candle because wool doesn't burn easily.

Class fee: $20 covers all supplies and precut fabric. Several color choices will be available in both fabric and thread. Scissors will be supplied, but feel free to bring your own. Bring a couple of pennies that will be sewn into the mat to add weight.

Wet Felted Geodes Soap

Saturday, April 27

1-2:30 p.m.

New Holland Pavilion 1

 

Learn to mix and shape rovings to make a beautiful geode! Felted Geodes are great way to get your hands wet in the art of felting. Students will learn how to work with rovings, layer colors,

and wet felt using the simplest of tools, your hands and water. Each rock will be completely different and it feels like magic when you get to cut open your creation.

 

Students should bring: A pair of sharp scissors. Feel free to bring some fiber to add to your projects but there will be plenty of fiber provided. To register for the class, email the instructor at bethaneak@gmail.com.

 

Class fee: $20 fee covers all of the necessary supplies including the fiber and roving required to make a beautiful geode.

 

Bethanea Kottwitz, a lifelong crafter and artist, is the instructor. Her introduction to fiber began more than 15 years ago when she learned how to sew. Since then, she has expanded her knowledge to many other crafts. Bethanea has raised angora rabbits, silkworms, and poodles, which she uses for her own "fiber" herd.

Drop Spindle Class

Sunday, April 28

9-10:30 a.m.

New Holland Pavilion 1

 

Details to come.

 

Needle Felted Gnomes

Sunday, April 28

11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

New Holland Pavilion 1

Have you ever wanted to try needle felting? This class is a great way to get started, learn some basics and make a cute little gnome. Needle felting doesn't have to be complicated. It can be a fun way to create something amazing out of wool. In this class, we will go over how to make basic shapes, mix colors and sculptures 3D creations out of wool.

 

Class fee: $20 covers all necessary supplies including the roving and needles. Bethany and Karen Kottwitz are the instructors.

 

Wet Felted Soap

Sunday, April 28

1-3 p.m.

New Holland Pavilion 1

Handmade soap and warm fiber are a wonderful combination. Wet felting your soap gives you a built-in scrubby and helps the soap to last longer. Learn the basics of wet felting while creating a practical and easy gift. Students will have enough time to make one felted soap and gain the knowledge to make more at home.

Class fee: $20 fee will cover all the necessary supplies including the roving and handmade soap. Nothing is required of students other than their desire and enthusiasm to learn. To register for the class, email the instructor at bethaneak@gmail.com.

 

Bethanea Kottwitz, a lifelong crafter and artist, is the instructor. Her introduction to fiber began more than 15 years ago when she learned how to sew. Since then, she has expanded her knowledge to many other crafts. Bethanea has raised angora rabbits, silkworms, and poodles, which she uses for her own "fiber" herd.

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