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2019 Fiber Arts Classes

Saturday - Pavilion Room 112


8:30 - 10:00am     -    Soap Felting with Barb McFaddin   thefeltedsoaplady@gmail.com


                                     Ever wonder how soap is felted? Come to the class that will explain everything! The Felted Soap Lady will teach you 

                                     how to felt soap. These felted soaps make great gifts! One felted soap kit is included in the $10 price of the class. 

                                     Additional kits are available for $7 each. Bring payment to the class.


10:30 am - 12:30 pm - Celtic Knot Wrist Warmers with Ingrid Stark  ingridthecrafty@yahoo.com


                                    Make a pair of wrist warmers embellished with celtic knotwork. If you have a favorite wool garment that was accidentally felted                                          and shrunk in the wash, this is a great way to reuse it. Otherwise Ingrid will supply all the basic materials, including needles.

                                    Class fee is $45 


12:45    -    2:15 pm   -  Felt Your Pet with Ingrid Stark  ingridthecrafty@yahoo.com

                                    Cats, dogs, rabbits, and many other pets have feltable hair (some might need to be mixed with a little wool). 

                                    Bring a sandwich bag full of your pet's hair, and learn how to make a keepsake out of it.

                                    Hair that has been brushed from your pet is best.

                                    Class fee is $30, needles included




Saturday - Pavilion Room 114


 8:30 - 10:00 am      -    Knitting 101 with Karly McMillan  karlyemcmillan@gmail.com


                                      Knitting is for the true beginner (casting on, knit stitch, binding off and trouble shooting). Our project in this class will

                                      be a knit bunny - It's a simple garter stitch square that gets tied up and stuffed in the end into a little bunny. Students 

                                      bring any weight yarn they like (though I recommend worsted or thicker), straight needles of any size that's recommended

                                      for the yarn and a tapestry needle. Instructions and diagrams will be available to take home. $10 per person or $15 if 

                                      you don't bring supplies.


11:00 am - 1:30 pm  -  Tunisian Crochet with Rachel Boucher  rachalpacafarm@aol.com


                                      Love those super-thick cored yarns, but don't have a loom to weave them? Fear not! Armed with a jumbo Tunisian crochet

                                      hook, you'll learn how to make one in about an hour! You will learn how to cast on, the simple stitch, and cast off. Information

                                      on further exploring the afghan stitch will also be handed out, so you can explore advanced stitches on your own outside 

                                      the class. 

                                      Rachel fell in love with weaving these amazing yarns several years ago, and discovered Tunisian crochet as a more portable

                                      way of making rugs. She can often be seen at fiber festivals holding a large stick. Her day job is running Rach-Al-Paca Fiber

                                      Processing for 15 years, along with raising goats, sheep and alpacas.

                                      Class cost is $75 and includes a bump of rug yarn large enough to make a floor mat. Crochet hooks will be available for use

                                      and purchase, if you decide you love the craft.

                                      Please email ranchalpacafarm@aol.com to register by April 20,2019.


1:4  -   3:45 pm      -   Knitting 102 with Karly McMillan  karlyemcmillan@gmail.com


                                     Students will learn how to read a pattern, cast on, knit in round, knit and purl stitches, increase & decrease the number of 

                                     stitches, and cable. Students should bring 220 yards of worsted weight yarn, size 6 or 8 circular needles (16 inches or longer),

                                     a cable needle and a tapestry needle. I'll have all these for purchase before the class if they would like. I will also provide 

                                     print-outs of the pattern and diagram. In two hours, we should have (or well on the way) knitted a Skill Sampler Hat. the cost

                                     for this class is $20.     

Sunday - Pavilion Room 112



8:30 am  - 12:30 pm - Unique Tunic Poncho with Panache - with Linda Galow and LeAnna Franklin   kelealpaca@aol.com


                                     Linda Galow, owner of Lindago Farms LLC and LeAnna Franklin, owner of KeLe Alpacas have over 40 years in 

                                     the alpaca industry and are co-owners, with their husbands, of [LK]2 FELT Linda brings her art and teaching 

                                     background as a retired art teacher. LeAnna has been a spinner, knitter, felter and a weaver for over 30 years. "Our

                                     love of alpacas and their fiber has us always exploring and experimenting with all the possible wonderful uses of

                                     their wonderful product." 


                                     Starting with a carded, lofty batt of alpaca/wool blend fiber you will create custom, felted fabric! Our Felt LOOM 

                                     makes felting fun and fast. Simple concepts help you design and embellish your own tunic/poncho; inspiration and

                                     suggestions provided. Class participants will leave showing off their finished, one-of-a-kind wearable art. All supplies

                                     are included in the cost of the class of $95. There is a minimum class of 4 needed.


12:45 - 2:45 pm  -  Drum Carding with Carol Wagner  - hiddenvalleyfarmwoolenmill@gmail.com


                                   Students will learn the basic method for using a drum carder. They will also explore techniques for blending colors and

                                   fibers to create truly unique batts. Students will experiment with an assortment of fibers including wool, mohair, camelid

                                   and other exotics. Come and learn this wonderful technique for using your fibers.


                                   Experience level: No experience needed! 


                                   Students should bring a drum carder in good working order.


                                   Class fee is $40 dollars and can be paid before the class.




Sunday - Pavilion Room 114


8:30 am - 12:30 pm - Needle Felted Bear with Erin Whalen - altiva@idcnet.com



                                   Erin is a long-time fiber artist who enjoys crocheting, spinning, weaving, needle felting and wet felting. She has been

                                   needle felting for over 7 years. Several of her needle felted dolls were featured in Art Doll Quarterly magazine last winter.

                                   She has also won several Reserve Champion awards in Design Competition at the Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival.


                                   Most of all, Erin loves teaching others. She has taught workshops at the Midwest Fiber Frolic, Wisconsin Sheep and private

                                   workshops for all groups up to 10. Erin is an experienced and patient instructor and welcomes students of all ages and

                                   skill levels. She is also actively involved with Maker Faires and was recognized with a Merit Award at the Milwaukee Maker

                                   Faire for having an informative display and hands-on activities in her booth.


                                   Students will learn how to needle felt a very cute Teddy Bear that has a fully articulated head ane limbs - Just like a real Teddy!

                                   This class is suitable for confident beginners and children over age 12. The instructor will provide the material to make two 

                                   Teddy Bears (one in class and one at home). Class fee is $45 per student (includes all materials). Minimum class size -1,

                                   Maximum class size - 10.