2019 Fiber Arts Classes


8:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Beginning Inkle Weaving- Bethanea Kottwitz

Class fee of $55 for class and loom rental, class is $40 if providing your own loom. Yarn, pattern, and other necessary supplies are provided.

Maximum Number of Students: 8 looms available to rent, 7 more spots available if student can provide their own loom.

Learn how to work the inkle loom from start to finish. Inkle weaving is an art that uses a smaller and simpler loom to give you long bands or belts that you can then make into almost anything. Many people use them for purse straps, guitar straps, belts, and when sewn together you can make anything from bags to blankets. This class will go over the basics of inkle weaving with the end goal of making a mug band or even a full belt if time allows.


Please email Bethaneak@gmail.com to reserve your spot!

9:30AM - 12:30PM - From Crew to Cardigan.  Steeks. - Lori Grady

Class Fee: $30

Maximum Number of Students:  12

Learn how to insert a steek to convert a crew neck sweater to a cardigan. Can also be applied to converting from knitting flat and seaming, to knitting in the round. Great for colorwork. Bring a pattern that you would like to convert, or work with a basic sweater pattern provided. Learn how to plan out the steeks for neck, sleeves, and front. Learn techniques for setting up the steeks and how to finish the edges after the cut. 


What to bring: Circular needles, 24 inch preferably size 3. A small crochet hook. Scissors, yarn (Shetland is best, or Norwegian. Non super-wash).

Homework: A tube of knitting 10 inches around and 4 inches long, knit on smaller needles size 5 or smaller. Or bring a thrift store sweater that resembles hand knitting. 

Please contact lorknit@gmail.com to reserve your space.


9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Needle Felted Teacup or Mug - Bethanea Kottwitz

Class fee of $35 with all the supplies provided.

Learn the basics of needle felting while creating a cute little scenery in a mug or teacup. Participants will learn the basics of needle felting and design their own mug. These mugs can be used as a decoration or as a pincushion. Whether it is a dog, a house, a space ship, you can learn to felt it and make an awesome little creation! 


Please email Bethaneak@gmail.com to reserve your spot!

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