Come enjoy a class with us!
$20 (90 min) or $40(3 hours),
and include your admission for the day.
Materials fees are to be paid in cash, directly to the instructor.
A Close Knit Pair – Charts and Color Work
with C.KayHinchliffe (90 min)
Intarsia. Tvebandsstrikking.Fair Isle. Tvndsstickning. Mosaic Knitting. Domino Knitting. Colors moving together to become fascinating patterns. In this class you will learn how to confidently add eye-catching color effects to your knits. Starting with the simplest methods of adding color and dimension to your work, you’ll advance to discover how easy it can be to knit stripes, mosaic color work and more. Get tips and tricks to join colors, manage edges and deal with ends, plus get introduced to charts for gorgeous patterning. If you want to do the “hands on” portion, please bring along at least two balls of yarn of the same weight and contrasting colors, and needles you are comfortable working with.
Materials Fee: $5.00
How to Do a Successful Demonstration
Discussion Panel- Free
What are the three basic skills you need to be a good informal instructor? Are they things that you can learn or are they innate? Come Friday afternoon and share your tales of experience.
What is the Old’s College Master Spinner’s Program?
With Ingrid McMasters
Sit down with Ingrid McMasters and find out what’s involved in getting a Master Spinners certificate from Olds College in Alberta. This is a discussion format panel, and there is no cost to attend.
CREATING WITH CANES
- Parts One (Fri. 1 p.m.) and Two (Sat., noon)
With Kelly Lowery
Here’s your chance to learn the secret to those tiny, delicate patterns in polymer clay. Canes are fat logs of clay built with many colors and then reduced in size. In this class everyone will make their own cane(s). Thin slices are then cut and applied repeatedly to create intricate surface patterns for stitch markers, jewelry and/or buttons. Each slice from a cane can be an exciting discovery and the results of repetition will amaze you!
Materials fee : $10 includes: polymer clay sampler set, pin backs, cord, jewelry findings, bakeable medium, instruction handout, glaze.
Students should bring: All tools and materials provided but if the student would like to bring their own that will be fine.
Class size limited to eight
Needle Felted Beaded Initials
with Ingrid the Crafty
A square of wool fabric, some bits of roving, and a few beads are all you need to make a felted, bead embellished illuminated letter! Well, that and some needles and bead thread. I will show you the basics, and then you can make it as simple or as intricate as you would like.
Materials Fee: $5 includes: squares of reclaimed wool fabric, assorted colors of roving, felting needles, beading needles, many beads to choose from, foam to work against.
Feel free to bring scraps of roving and wool yarn for further embellishment.
Beginning Drop Spindle
with Char Haas(90 min)
Learn to turn fiber into yarn the old fashioned way. This class will help you get comfortable spinning a drop spindle.
Materials fee: $45.00
Class kit includes a drop spindle of your choice, and roving.
Designing Fabric for Spoonflower
With Kelly Lowrey(90 min)
with C Kay Hinchliffe( 90)
Who wouldn’t like fewer floats, safer child blankets, fewer ends to be woven in, and thicker, warmer, mittens, socks and blankets? Try the venerable techniques of Twining -- Tvebandsstrikking, Entrelac and Tvndsstickning which Scandinavians have used against the wind since at least to the 17th century. You use two strands of yarn -- knitting each strand alternately and twisting them between each stitch, making a firmer, warmer, fabric.
If you want to do the “hands on” portion, please bring along at least two balls of yarn and needles you are comfortable working with.
Materials Fee: $5.00
Felted Soap with Mike Brzyki(90 minutes)
Mike Brzycki's "soaping" starting in high school and college as a hobby. His interest started as a way to help out his mother with her soaping hobby and his creativity took over! Now over 10 years later with the love and support of friends and family, Mike's dreams for his soap business are coming true! This will be a hands on demonstration
Viking Charm with Kathi Pecor
Have you always wanted to learn the ancient art of Viking Knit/Weaving? Now is your chance to learn the technique of making your own Viking bracelet, along with a felted bead charm, to boot! Some experience working with wire would be preferable but the enthusiastic learner is also welcome in this class. Students should bring: Round nose pliers; “Chain” or Flat nose pliers; and Wire Cutters
Materials Fee: $8.00
Core Spinning to the Max
with Kathi Pecor
Using several techniques for spinning art yarn, students will learn to core spin over different yarns to create a piece that could be used as jewelry, purse handles, belts or embellishments. Students should bring: Scissors and a Spinning wheel with art yarn or jumbo flyer with an orifice large enough to handle very chunky yarn
Materials Fee: $10.00
Knitting a Sock Coin Purse
with Lois Blanchard
Cable Knitting without a Cable Needle
with Antoinette Britz
No stitch holder to lose. No cable needle to slip out of your project when you need to set it down. We will be demonstrating how to to do knitted cables without using a cable needle.
No supplies needed – guests may bring their own needles and yarn if they want to take their sample home or they can work with some of the samples we will have laid out.
Saturday, 1 p.m., Convention Row
Picking your Fleece
With Alyssia Ozarski
How do you choose your new fleece friend? We’ll get into a small amount about why the breeds are so important, but more over how to choose a fleece. Know what to look for in a good fleece. If you’ve got or had a nasty little stinker how to handle it. Understand how to break a fleece down to a much more easy to handle “beast” Skills touched on:
- Breed Study
- Fiber breakage/dry rot
- Debris (can be just as interesting)
Knitting on the Sinister Side
Lefties, are you frustrated by teachers who say: “just do what I do backwards”? Take instruction from a fellow Lefty . Learn to knit and troubleshoot your own knitting
Crochet with Carmen Ballman
If you were a crocheter at the beginning level looking to move intermediate, what type of project would you want to make? Bring a hook, yarn and a pattern you would like to try to master.
Pattern designer extraordinaire, Carmen Ballman has created many patterns for both crochet and knitting. She is an expert in both crochet and knit and an experienced teacher of both. Aside from being a fiber artist, Carmen is a proud Navy Veteran, married and a mother of two wonderful sons and is an accomplished scout master for her local Boy Scouts of America organization.