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Fiber Arts Classes

 

Just Weave - Rigid Heddle

Saturday, April 29

10:00 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.

Cost: $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 29

8:30-9:30 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.

Cost: $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.

Wet Felted Geodes

Sunday April 30

8:00-9:30 a.m.

New Holland Pavilion 1

1.5 hours 

 

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.

 

Cost: $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.

Sunday - 10 - 11:30 - 

 

Play with Mohair and Suri Silk

Sunday, April 30

10-11:30 a.m

New Holland Pavilion 1

1.5 hours 

Learn the difference between mohair, suri silk and mixing with other bases. The course will focus on experimenting with color combinations using color theory. When choosing yarn for your project, students will learn how to use these bases and how the effects can change with tonals, variegated, speckled and mated.

 

Cost: $30. Register here to reserve your spot.

 

Erin Arnevik, who owns Stitch Stuff Yarn, is the instructor. She has been dyeing yarn for two and a half years, knitting for 23 years and teaching knitting for two years. 

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