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Thursday, October 17
 

9:00am EDT

Buttons, Bangles, Shawl Pins, and Way More - Thurs AM
"Give the Queen of the Quick and the Cheap a chance to show you what you can do in twenty minutes, give or take a bit. I will have many samples of projects for keeping or gifting. A handmade orifice hook for your spinning friends? A shawl pin for your best friend? Stitch markers for your knitting circle?  
For new students, I promise you that is a short time you will have a finished project that is useful and pleasing. In addition, when you get home you will feel comfortable to keep going and know what tools will get you started.
For returning students, there will be new projects and new tools. I have been making items of all kinds in wire for almost 50 years and I still see no end in sight for the potential in this creative direction. Why buy wine or candies for a hostess gift when you can whip up a shawl pin, cable needle necklace or Portuguese knitting tool? For your non- knitting friends there are striking necklaces that double as food bag closures and way more!
Students will be working in bronze, copper and nickel wire in a variety of gauges. I bring a wide variety of tools for students to understand that sometimes how a certain tool may work for or against them."


Instructors
avatar for Leslie Wind

Leslie Wind

I started making jewelry in the late 1960's when a friend sat me down at her mother's kitchen table. In looking back I realized that the informality made me more comfortable than a classroom setting. My aim is to bring a sense of creative freedom and informality to my classes.


Thursday October 17, 2019 9:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  Workshops, Metal Work
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

9:00am EDT

Double Knitting
Double knitting is a special knitting technique that produces a double thickness fabric that can be reversible, but doesn’t have to be! We’ll knit a small coaster while learning a two-color cast on, the basics of double knitting, and a seamless bind off. Several coaster design options will be provided.

Instructors
avatar for Heather Storta

Heather Storta

I am a TKGA certified Master Knitter, Knitting Instructor, and Tech Editor. I have been teaching knitting as well as designing knitwear for over 10 years. Knitting is my passion, and I enjoy learning all the hows and whys of knitting, from the history of the craft to the technical... Read More →


Thursday October 17, 2019 9:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  Workshops, Knitting
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

9:00am EDT

Rug Hooking 101: Simply Sunny - Thur AM
Learn to rug hook a pretty sunflower with the added bonus of learning another type of rug making technique in the same project.  Your flower center will be done with the traditional rug hooking method and the petals will be done with a method called "proddy". Both of these methods are easy and there is no limit to what you can achieve once you master these techniques!

Instructors
avatar for Maureen Rugar

Maureen Rugar

Rug hooking has been my passion since 1978. In 1983, I began teaching and still offer classes in all methods of rug hooking at my studio in La Grangeville NY, as well as select venues throughout the region. I continue to teach Rug Hooking 101 at the New York State Sheep and Wool Festival.In... Read More →


Thursday October 17, 2019 9:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  Workshops, Rug Making
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

9:00am EDT

Willow Sphere
Come and make a willow ball or sphere for the garden! They are very popular and they add great beauty and interest in the garden. The instructor will be providing a pre-woven willow base, into which participants will insert the upright stakes which will then be connected to make the overall framework of the ball. The rest of the ball is woven in random weave using prepared willow rods. The average size of the ball is 15 inches in diameter but can be made larger. There will be a discussion of making balls of various sizes. This is a fun class and allows for individual variations! The majority of the sphere will be made in class and extra willow will be given to finish at home.

Instructors
avatar for Bonnie Gale

Bonnie Gale

Bonnie Gale has been a professional traditional willow basketmaker and willow artist for the past 35 years. Her baskets are part of the collections at Plimoth Plantation and Mount Vernon Estate. In 1999, she was awarded an Artist's Fellowship from NYFA and in 2012, she was selected... Read More →


Thursday October 17, 2019 9:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  Workshops, Basketry
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

1:00pm EDT

Buttons, Bangles, Shawl Pins, and Way More - Thurs PM
"Give the Queen of the Quick and the Cheap a chance to show you what you can do in twenty minutes, give or take a bit. I will have many samples of projects for keeping or gifting. A handmade orifice hook for your spinning friends? A shawl pin for your best friend? Stitch markers for your knitting circle?  
For new students, I promise you that is a short time you will have a finished project that is useful and pleasing. In addition, when you get home you will feel comfortable to keep going and know what tools will get you started.
For returning students, there will be new projects and new tools. I have been making items of all kinds in wire for almost 50 years and I still see no end in sight for the potential in this creative direction. Why buy wine or candies for a hostess gift when you can whip up a shawl pin, cable needle necklace or Portuguese knitting tool? For your non- knitting friends there are striking necklaces that double as food bag closures and way more!
Students will be working in bronze, copper and nickel wire in a variety of gauges. I bring a wide variety of tools for students to understand that sometimes how a certain tool may work for or against them."


Instructors
avatar for Leslie Wind

Leslie Wind

I started making jewelry in the late 1960's when a friend sat me down at her mother's kitchen table. In looking back I realized that the informality made me more comfortable than a classroom setting. My aim is to bring a sense of creative freedom and informality to my classes.


Thursday October 17, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  Workshops, Metal Work
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

1:00pm EDT

Mosaic Knitting
Mosaic knitting is a form of slipped stitch knitting – which creates complicated two color designs while only using one color per row.  Not all slipped stitch knitting is Mosaic knitting, however - it follows certain rules.  We’ll learn the tricks and rules to Mosaic knitting and how to read Mosaic knitting charts while knitting a washcloth/trivet sampler.  A variety of washcloth patterns will be provided.

Instructors
avatar for Heather Storta

Heather Storta

I am a TKGA certified Master Knitter, Knitting Instructor, and Tech Editor. I have been teaching knitting as well as designing knitwear for over 10 years. Knitting is my passion, and I enjoy learning all the hows and whys of knitting, from the history of the craft to the technical... Read More →


Thursday October 17, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  Workshops, Knitting
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

1:00pm EDT

Rhinebeck Gnome of the Year
Come and learn the fun and easy craft of needle felting with Going Gnome in their exclusive Rhinebeck Gnome of the year workshop.  Every year the Rhinebeck gnome changes.  You are sure to love this 2019 limited edition gnome.   This fine fellow is dressed to the nines in his fall colors, and is making himself something to keep him warm and snug during the long winter months.  Sculptural needle felting is quick and rewarding - this workshop will delight novice and experienced felters alike!

Instructors
avatar for Melissa Jennifer VanSant

Melissa Jennifer VanSant

Going Gnome began quite by accident in 2008. Sisters Jennifer and Melissa VanSant had been running their bead and scrapbook store since 2005 and frequently spent time needle felting in the shop. They grew up knitting, sewing, crocheting and had a lifelong love of fiber. Their love... Read More →


Thursday October 17, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  Workshops, Felting
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR
 
Friday, October 18
 

9:00am EDT

A Sampling of Short Rows
There are many ways to work short rows.  Each method has pros and cons, so it's helpful to have several different techniques in your knitter's 'toolbox'. This class is not an introduction to short rows, so some prior experience with short rows is necessary. In this class we will sample a few of the different ways to perform them - including the ‘wrap and turn’ method, yarnover method, German short rows, Japanese short rows, and as many others as we have time to get to! We will also cover how to substitute one method for another.

Instructors
avatar for Heather Storta

Heather Storta

I am a TKGA certified Master Knitter, Knitting Instructor, and Tech Editor. I have been teaching knitting as well as designing knitwear for over 10 years. Knitting is my passion, and I enjoy learning all the hows and whys of knitting, from the history of the craft to the technical... Read More →


Friday October 18, 2019 9:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  Workshops, Knitting
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

9:00am EDT

Buttons, Bangles, Shawl Pins, and Way More - Fri AM
"Give the Queen of the Quick and the Cheap a chance to show you what you can do in twenty minutes, give or take a bit. I will have many samples of projects for keeping or gifting. A handmade orifice hook for your spinning friends? A shawl pin for your best friend? Stitch markers for your knitting circle?  
For new students, I promise you that is a short time you will have a finished project that is useful and pleasing. In addition, when you get home you will feel comfortable to keep going and know what tools will get you started.
For returning students, there will be new projects and new tools. I have been making items of all kinds in wire for almost 50 years and I still see no end in sight for the potential in this creative direction. Why buy wine or candies for a hostess gift when you can whip up a shawl pin, cable needle necklace or Portuguese knitting tool? For your non- knitting friends there are striking necklaces that double as food bag closures and way more!
Students will be working in bronze, copper and nickel wire in a variety of gauges. I bring a wide variety of tools for students to understand that sometimes how a certain tool may work for or against them."


Instructors
avatar for Leslie Wind

Leslie Wind

I started making jewelry in the late 1960's when a friend sat me down at her mother's kitchen table. In looking back I realized that the informality made me more comfortable than a classroom setting. My aim is to bring a sense of creative freedom and informality to my classes.


Friday October 18, 2019 9:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  Workshops, Metal Work
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

9:00am EDT

Spinning Skills 201
Are you baffled by all the terminology?  Wondering if you can coax your wheel into spinning a different style of yarn? Then this class is for YOU. Take the next step to create beautiful yarn. We will start by reviewing the parts of the wheel, when you should adjust them, and why. Your wheel should work for YOU, not the other way around! Then we will focus on fiber preparations and drafting techniques. Woolen? Worsted? Semis? When should you draft in what style, and how the wheel adjustments, drafting style, and fiber prep all work together. Next, we will turn to techniques such as spinning across the top, fractal spinning, spinning from the fold, and how these different techniques affect your yarn design.Bring questions and suggestions of things you want to learn!! As we spin, we will discuss when you might want to use these (and other) techniques, and how they will benefit you. You will leave as a spinner taking total control of your wheel!

Instructors
avatar for Mary Berry

Mary Berry

Mary Berry is living her dream raising sheep; teaching spinning, weaving, dyeing, and rug hooking classes; and creating textile art that is full of color and life. When she is not at home on the farm, you will find her teaching at her the Fancy Fibers Studio, or at fiber festivals... Read More →


Friday October 18, 2019 9:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  Workshops, Spinning
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

9:00am EDT

Tvåändsstickning (Twined Knitting)
"This unique Scandinavian knitting technique (tvaandsstickning in Sweden and tvebandsstickning in Norway) is created by “twining” 2 strands of the same yarn as you work producing a dense, warm, flexible double fabric.  The patterns created are unlike any other in knitting. Using Norwegian wool you will knit  your wrist warmers as you learn 2 color twined cast on, twined knit and purls, “hook stitches” and two color braid.
"


Instructors
avatar for Donna Kay

Donna Kay

A knitting instructor and designer for over 25 years, Donna Kay is also an accomplished handspinner. Known for her patient teaching manner, she delights in sharing her knowledge and passion with her students. Donna designs for her company, Tree of Life Designs, and is a frequent contributor... Read More →


Friday October 18, 2019 9:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  Workshops, Knitting
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

1:00pm EDT

Buttons, Bangles, Shawl Pins, and Way More - Fri PM
"Give the Queen of the Quick and the Cheap a chance to show you what you can do in twenty minutes, give or take a bit. I will have many samples of projects for keeping or gifting. A handmade orifice hook for your spinning friends? A shawl pin for your best friend? Stitch markers for your knitting circle?  
For new students, I promise you that is a short time you will have a finished project that is useful and pleasing. In addition, when you get home you will feel comfortable to keep going and know what tools will get you started.
For returning students, there will be new projects and new tools. I have been making items of all kinds in wire for almost 50 years and I still see no end in sight for the potential in this creative direction. Why buy wine or candies for a hostess gift when you can whip up a shawl pin, cable needle necklace or Portuguese knitting tool? For your non- knitting friends there are striking necklaces that double as food bag closures and way more!
Students will be working in bronze, copper and nickel wire in a variety of gauges. I bring a wide variety of tools for students to understand that sometimes how a certain tool may work for or against them."


Instructors
avatar for Leslie Wind

Leslie Wind

I started making jewelry in the late 1960's when a friend sat me down at her mother's kitchen table. In looking back I realized that the informality made me more comfortable than a classroom setting. My aim is to bring a sense of creative freedom and informality to my classes.


Friday October 18, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  Workshops, Metal Work
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

1:00pm EDT

Estonian Decorative Stitches
The Estonian stitches of nupps, star stitches and clusters add texture and interest to your knitting.  Often found in lace patterns, these stitches can be tricky to work!  Join us as we learn a few different ways to work these interesting stitches while knitting a lace scarf.

Instructors
avatar for Heather Storta

Heather Storta

I am a TKGA certified Master Knitter, Knitting Instructor, and Tech Editor. I have been teaching knitting as well as designing knitwear for over 10 years. Knitting is my passion, and I enjoy learning all the hows and whys of knitting, from the history of the craft to the technical... Read More →


Friday October 18, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  Workshops, Knitting
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

1:00pm EDT

Fabulous Faroese Shawls
The traditional Faroese shawl is knit from the bottom up and features construction that allows it to stay in place. Other feature include lace pattern inserts, center gusset and shoulder shaping. Yarn choices, lace pattern, construction, customization and blocking will all be covered. You will knit a sample size shawl in class and leave with your choice of one of Donna's patterns for a full size shawl.

Instructors
avatar for Donna Kay

Donna Kay

A knitting instructor and designer for over 25 years, Donna Kay is also an accomplished handspinner. Known for her patient teaching manner, she delights in sharing her knowledge and passion with her students. Donna designs for her company, Tree of Life Designs, and is a frequent contributor... Read More →


Friday October 18, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  Workshops, Knitting
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

1:00pm EDT

New England Porch Weave
You've seen them, right?  The big porch rockers, sad, with no seat?  Learn the basics of weaving the New England Porch Weave on a stool. At the least, you will have a gorgeous natural material (reed) stool and a new skill. If you're adventurous, you can become a chairnerd and start saving sad chairs and restore them to their former glory!

Instructors
avatar for Sue Muldoon

Sue Muldoon

Sue Muldoon divides her time between 3-dimensional and 2-dimensional work. She bounces back and forth between photography, web design and graphic design to seatweaving (chair caning, wicker repair, rush, splint, etc.) and basket weaving.Basketry started as an add-on to seat weaving... Read More →


Friday October 18, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  Workshops, Weaving
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

1:00pm EDT

Playing with Plying
This class is for spinners who ask themselves, “Why ply?” Here’s the short answer: Because there are soooooo many fun yarns that you can create by plying! Join me in this class and I will show you the way! We will ply the “ordinary” way and I will show you how to do it “right”. Then we will ply at all sorts of angles. We will cable. We will bobble and bubble and use fancy sequins. Find out what can be stuffed between 2 plies! Want to 3-ply? We will answer the age-old question, “How many fingers does it take to 4-ply?”. There is more fun to be had plying than you might know. Maybe we will make up something new. You won’t know unless you come play at plying!

Instructors
avatar for Mary Berry

Mary Berry

Mary Berry is living her dream raising sheep; teaching spinning, weaving, dyeing, and rug hooking classes; and creating textile art that is full of color and life. When she is not at home on the farm, you will find her teaching at her the Fancy Fibers Studio, or at fiber festivals... Read More →


Friday October 18, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  Workshops, Spinning
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR
 
Saturday, October 19
 

10:00am EDT

Beginning Handspindle
" Come join me and learn the basics of spinning on a drop spindle. You will learn how to draft your fiber, spin yarn, ply and finish your yarns. A spindle is not needed, one will be provided. No experience necessary! You will leave the class able to call yourself a spindler!
"


Instructors
avatar for Donna Kay

Donna Kay

A knitting instructor and designer for over 25 years, Donna Kay is also an accomplished handspinner. Known for her patient teaching manner, she delights in sharing her knowledge and passion with her students. Donna designs for her company, Tree of Life Designs, and is a frequent contributor... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 10:00am - 1:00pm EDT
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  Workshops, Spinning
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

10:00am EDT

Buttons, Bangles, Shawl Pins, and Way More - Sat AM
"Give the Queen of the Quick and the Cheap a chance to show you what you can do in twenty minutes, give or take a bit. I will have many samples of projects for keeping or gifting. A handmade orifice hook for your spinning friends? A shawl pin for your best friend? Stitch markers for your knitting circle?  
For new students, I promise you that is a short time you will have a finished project that is useful and pleasing. In addition, when you get home you will feel comfortable to keep going and know what tools will get you started.
For returning students, there will be new projects and new tools. I have been making items of all kinds in wire for almost 50 years and I still see no end in sight for the potential in this creative direction. Why buy wine or candies for a hostess gift when you can whip up a shawl pin, cable needle necklace or Portuguese knitting tool? For your non- knitting friends there are striking necklaces that double as food bag closures and way more!
Students will be working in bronze, copper and nickel wire in a variety of gauges. I bring a wide variety of tools for students to understand that sometimes how a certain tool may work for or against them."


Instructors
avatar for Leslie Wind

Leslie Wind

I started making jewelry in the late 1960's when a friend sat me down at her mother's kitchen table. In looking back I realized that the informality made me more comfortable than a classroom setting. My aim is to bring a sense of creative freedom and informality to my classes.


Saturday October 19, 2019 10:00am - 1:00pm EDT
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  Workshops, Metal Work
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

10:00am EDT

Footstool with Rush Top
Learn how to rush and you’ll be able to save a lot of chairs!  We will learn to rush a junior footstool (13 x 10 x 9) using fibre rush. Once you learn how to do paper, you can use other materials like seagrass, pretwisted natural rush, paracord and more. 
Please note for this class, you need some hand strength, ability to stand for long periods of time and don't mind your hands being wet.


Instructors
avatar for Sue Muldoon

Sue Muldoon

Sue Muldoon divides her time between 3-dimensional and 2-dimensional work. She bounces back and forth between photography, web design and graphic design to seatweaving (chair caning, wicker repair, rush, splint, etc.) and basket weaving.Basketry started as an add-on to seat weaving... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 10:00am - 1:00pm EDT
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  Workshops, Weaving
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

10:00am EDT

Needle Felting: Edge of the Field
Join me for this half day workshop to needle felt an 8" x 91/2" work of art (matted to 11" x 14") an autumn scene with sheep. When I "paint with wool" it's all about layering the colors and opening the roving up thin to allow lower layers to show through. It can look quite like a watercolor painting. Even though we will all be working the same basic design, each person's will be unique. It's part of the fun of creating art! Do not fear that "you aren't an artist" or you aren't experienced with needle felting, the basics are simple and I will lead you through step by step. You will leave with a completed and matted work of art. How cool is that?  

Instructors
avatar for Lyn Slade

Lyn Slade

In 2018 I was awarded a month long artist residency in Acadia Natl. Park and I also received a grant to develop new needle felting techniques. Both where very special honors that resulted in 5 solo exhibits during the year. It was a happy whirlwind! This year things are a little closer... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 10:00am - 1:00pm EDT
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  Workshops, Felting
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

10:00am EDT

Rug Hooking 101: Simply Sunny - Sat AM
Learn to rug hook a pretty sunflower with the added bonus of learning another type of rug making technique in the same project.  Your flower center will be done with the traditional rug hooking method and the petals will be done with a method called "proddy". Both of these methods are easy and there is no limit to what you can achieve once you master these techniques!

Instructors
avatar for Maureen Rugar

Maureen Rugar

Rug hooking has been my passion since 1978. In 1983, I began teaching and still offer classes in all methods of rug hooking at my studio in La Grangeville NY, as well as select venues throughout the region. I continue to teach Rug Hooking 101 at the New York State Sheep and Wool Festival.In... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 10:00am - 1:00pm EDT
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  Workshops, Rug Making
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

10:00am EDT

Sock Obsessed: Naturally Dyed Self-Striping and Variegated Yarn
"Naturally dye colorful sock yarn with an industrious pair of color-obsessed instructors.

Learn the basics of natural dyeing
Explore several self-striping and variegated techniques
Two color and four color stripes, unlimited color variegations
Learn the easiest way to skein yarn for striping
Cheat with us as we create matching variegated sock yarn sets without ever touching the dye pot.

You will walk away with:
Wool/nylon sock yarn you made yourself – enough to make two pairs of matching knee-high colorful socks (or four pairs of ankle socks)
Hooks to make skeins
A pamphlet describing all of the techniques we will cover.

We will also bring a vintage Legare sock machine that folks can try out to see how socks were made as a cottage industry endeavor from the late 1800s to WWI.

Bonus: Class will be peppered with horrible 80s song-related puns such as “I Will Dye for You”, and “Live and Let Dye.”
"


Instructors
avatar for Meghan Maze & Michelle Russell

Meghan Maze & Michelle Russell

Color Witches (on instagram as @colorwitches and Facebook as ColorWitches) is a Natural Dyeing Collaboration between Michelle Russell in California (@leftcoastdyer) and Meghan Maze in New York (@colorterror).Both instructors grow their own dye plants, and have worked with a wide spectrum... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 10:00am - 1:00pm EDT
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  Workshops, Dyeing
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

10:00am EDT

Spinning for Socks
This workshop covers the best fiber choices for spinning sock yarn, analyzing yarn qualities that make a good sock yarn, spinning techniques that are suited for spinning for socks, color choices, and plying techniques for durable socks.

Instructors
avatar for Alanna Wilcox

Alanna Wilcox

Alanna Wilcox is an art teacher by day and a fiber artist at night. She loves sharing her passion with others and is constantly making things, especially projects that have to do with color and fiber to express her creativity. She earned the OHS Spinning Certificate with distinction... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 10:00am - 1:00pm EDT
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  Workshops, Spinning
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

10:00am EDT

Thrummed Mittens - Staying Warm
"The class will take you from cast on through to making thrums in your mitten. You may not finish the mitten in the class, but you will leave knowing how to finish. When you do finish the pair of mittens, your hands will thank you.
"


Instructors
avatar for Carolyn Predmore

Carolyn Predmore

I have been knitting since my mother gave me my first needles and own ball of yarn at age 5. That was over 5 decades ago. Since that time I have knit gloves, mitten, thrummed mittens, sweaters, scarves, a dress and a coat.  I love knitting. I love trying new techniques, patterns... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 10:00am - 1:00pm EDT
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  Workshops, Knitting
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

10:00am EDT

Two At a Time Socks
"If you have wanted to learn how to knit socks two at a time, this mini-workshop is for you. The technique is applicable to anything where two identical things have to be knitted - sleeves for example.


We will be knitting with worsted weight yarn in class because it is much easier to start with heavier yarn and bigger needles. Once you have learned how to do this, you can switch to your sock weight yarn on your own to knit the socks. I find students struggle with the technique when working with fine yarn and needles because they can't see what they are doing clearly. It is not a difficult technique but can be a bit fiddly when getting started. This is where worsted weight yarn helps.


We will start by casting on for cuff-down socks and learn how to knit two items at a time. After we have explored this, we will put aside the cuff-down socks and learn how to cast on for toe-up socks to be knit two-at-a-time.
"


Instructors
avatar for Jaya Srikrishnan

Jaya Srikrishnan

Jaya Srikrishnan has been knitting for almost all her adult life. She learned to knit as a child in India and has not stopped. She has taught at local yarn shops as well as at retreats in CT and Long Island. She has also designed knitted garments and accessories for Lorna's Laces... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 10:00am - 1:00pm EDT
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  Workshops, Knitting
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

10:00am EDT

Zephyr Mittens
"As the name suggests, a light weight mitten that's fun to wear. Working diagonally with self striping sock yarn they are also fun to knit. They are definitely a unique way to show off your favorite yarn.
The length is adjustable to fit"


Instructors
avatar for Vicki Twigg

Vicki Twigg

Vicki Twigg learned to knit and crochet at about the age of 5, followed soon after by sewing, and has always loved to experiment with and design all kinds of things in the field of needle arts. She likes to set herself challenges and find new ways round them and particularly enjoys... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 10:00am - 1:00pm EDT
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  Workshops, Knitting
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

2:00pm EDT

All the Pretty Fleece!
"The fleece sale at any event can be overwhelming as you walk among the aisles of endless bags of fleece, wondering which to choose. Was it skirted well, is it sound, what is that white stuff? These and many more questions will come to mind when perusing the rows of fleece covered tables. Learn what makes a fleece a good choice and when to keep walking, no matter how pretty the color may be! Fine wools, longwools, double-coated, down breeds, oh my! Do you have a specific project in mind, but not sure which type of fleece will be suitable?
I will bring several sheep fleeces as well as alpaca and mohair, so you can see the good, the bad and the ugly! Each fleece will be laid out on a table and I'll talk about it's good and/or bad qualities and answer any questions you may have. I'll explain skirting as well as provide tips on washing and storing. You will get a lock or two of each fleece to take home with you. There will be chairs, but we will mainly be standing at the table as you will be hands on with each fleece. By the end of class you should feel more confident in your ability to select an appropriate fleece for your needs and your next fleece purchase will be an enjoyable experience!"


Instructors
avatar for Kimberly Radcliffe

Kimberly Radcliffe

Kimberly Radcliffe learned to knit as a child, but truly began her fiber journey in May of 2009, after taking a spinning class from Barbara Gentry, who became her mentor and dear friend. Soon enough, raw fleece started following her home and she now has rooms overflowing with fiber... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 2:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  Workshops, Spinning
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

2:00pm EDT

Buttons, Bangles, Shawl Pins, and Way More - Sat PM
"Give the Queen of the Quick and the Cheap a chance to show you what you can do in twenty minutes, give or take a bit. I will have many samples of projects for keeping or gifting. A handmade orifice hook for your spinning friends? A shawl pin for your best friend? Stitch markers for your knitting circle?  
For new students, I promise you that is a short time you will have a finished project that is useful and pleasing. In addition, when you get home you will feel comfortable to keep going and know what tools will get you started.
For returning students, there will be new projects and new tools. I have been making items of all kinds in wire for almost 50 years and I still see no end in sight for the potential in this creative direction. Why buy wine or candies for a hostess gift when you can whip up a shawl pin, cable needle necklace or Portuguese knitting tool? For your non- knitting friends there are striking necklaces that double as food bag closures and way more!
Students will be working in bronze, copper and nickel wire in a variety of gauges. I bring a wide variety of tools for students to understand that sometimes how a certain tool may work for or against them."


Instructors
avatar for Leslie Wind

Leslie Wind

I started making jewelry in the late 1960's when a friend sat me down at her mother's kitchen table. In looking back I realized that the informality made me more comfortable than a classroom setting. My aim is to bring a sense of creative freedom and informality to my classes.


Saturday October 19, 2019 2:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  Workshops, Metal Work
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

2:00pm EDT

Cast-Ons from Cable to Chinese Waitress....
We will be learning 6 cast-ons - Judy's Magic Cast-on, Cable Cast-on, Knitted Cast-on, 2 by 2 tubular cast-on, Chinese Waitress cast-on and Norwegian stretchy cast-on.  Judy's magic cast-on is the secret to toe-up socks and the Norwegian stretchy cast-on is the answer for having sock cuffs that are easy to pullup over your heel and ankle.  The tubular cast-on is used quite a bit for hat brims and the cable and knitted cast-ons are supremely easy and pretty stretchy themselves - excellent to know.

Instructors
avatar for Carolyn Predmore

Carolyn Predmore

I have been knitting since my mother gave me my first needles and own ball of yarn at age 5. That was over 5 decades ago. Since that time I have knit gloves, mitten, thrummed mittens, sweaters, scarves, a dress and a coat.  I love knitting. I love trying new techniques, patterns... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 2:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  Workshops, Knitting
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

2:00pm EDT

Circle Weaving Using a Wee Loom
"Learn how to warp a circular loom and use different weaving techniques to make a variety of exciting patterns.  
We'll also explore what can be done with circular weavings, for example we'll see how to make scarves, buttons, market bags and how to attach them as embellishments to anything.


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Instructors
avatar for Jacquie Chalmers

Jacquie Chalmers

A knitter and crocheter since childhood, Jacquie has mastered many crafts including weaving, spinning, felting, needle tatting and dyeing. She has taught many classes at festivals for over 10 years including some in Europe. Jacquie has a knack for rediscovering classic crafts and... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 2:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  Workshops, Weaving
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

2:00pm EDT

Creative Carding
"Handcards are not just for preparing fleece!  In this workshop you will use carders to blend fibers, rejuvenate tired roving, play with color and texture and create gradient ""fauxlags"". A great way to get more from your stash! Learn great ways to combine fiber and how to get repeatable results. All your sampling will go home with you to spin.





Instructors
avatar for Donna Kay

Donna Kay

A knitting instructor and designer for over 25 years, Donna Kay is also an accomplished handspinner. Known for her patient teaching manner, she delights in sharing her knowledge and passion with her students. Donna designs for her company, Tree of Life Designs, and is a frequent contributor... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 2:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  Workshops, Spinning
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

2:00pm EDT

Crosswinds Entrelac Mittens
"The texture and modular construction of Entrelac makes these mittens very warm even in the coldest weather. Tiers or rows of blocks, slanting alternately to left and right to create the distinctive woven effect.
Techniques included are provisional cast on, decreases, picking up stitches
Knitted in the round from the top down, you do not have to make any starting triangles and you can fit them to your hand as you go."


Instructors
avatar for Vicki Twigg

Vicki Twigg

Vicki Twigg learned to knit and crochet at about the age of 5, followed soon after by sewing, and has always loved to experiment with and design all kinds of things in the field of needle arts. She likes to set herself challenges and find new ways round them and particularly enjoys... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 2:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  Workshops, Knitting
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

2:00pm EDT

Design Your Own Wedge Shawl
You will learn the secrets of designing your wedge shaped shawl from the top down and bottom up. You'll be able to play with lace, cables, and even colorwork!

Instructors
avatar for MK Nance

MK Nance

I have been knitting since before I could tie my shoes and have not put down the needles since. I grew up in Portland, Oregon but went to school in New York. I feel in loved with the textures I can produce with knitting and love mixing colors.


Saturday October 19, 2019 2:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  Workshops, Design
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

2:00pm EDT

Footstool with Herringbone Design
Instructors
avatar for Sue Muldoon

Sue Muldoon

Sue Muldoon divides her time between 3-dimensional and 2-dimensional work. She bounces back and forth between photography, web design and graphic design to seatweaving (chair caning, wicker repair, rush, splint, etc.) and basket weaving.Basketry started as an add-on to seat weaving... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 2:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  Workshops, Weaving
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

2:00pm EDT

Grow Your Own Color: Natural Dye Plants in the Garden
Enjoy a colorful slide show presentation about the joys of growing your own natural dye plants. Michelle and Meghan (known online as Color Witches) share their East and West coast color gardening experiences. Perhaps you have dabbled in natural dyeing and you want to take it to the next level? See how easy it is to grow all the colors at home. This lecture is a love affair of gardening, color, and fiber arts.

Instructors
avatar for Meghan Maze & Michelle Russell

Meghan Maze & Michelle Russell

Color Witches (on instagram as @colorwitches and Facebook as ColorWitches) is a Natural Dyeing Collaboration between Michelle Russell in California (@leftcoastdyer) and Meghan Maze in New York (@colorterror).Both instructors grow their own dye plants, and have worked with a wide spectrum... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 2:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  Workshops, Lecture
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

2:00pm EDT

Needle Felting: Valley Farm
Using wool roving and an embedding tool (the "needle" in needle felting) you'll create a beautiful wool landscape ready to be framed by the end of the workshop! No matter your level of needle felting experience or your percieved artistic ability, you can do this, and in only 3 hours! Needle felting is fun, fast and forgiving - what could be better than that?? We will all work the same basic image of a farm near the mountains, so you won't get lost on this artistic journey. Please bring scissors and a sharp pencil. All other materials will be provided.

Instructors
avatar for Lyn Slade

Lyn Slade

In 2018 I was awarded a month long artist residency in Acadia Natl. Park and I also received a grant to develop new needle felting techniques. Both where very special honors that resulted in 5 solo exhibits during the year. It was a happy whirlwind! This year things are a little closer... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 2:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  Workshops, Felting
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

2:30pm EDT

Dyeing with Natural Indigo - Sat PM
In this Natural Dyeing with Indigo workshop, Nica Rabinowitz of Fiberhouse Collective, will share the ancient process of dyeing with indigo, a blue pigment derived from a plant. Participants will learn how to set up a henna indigo vat and explore shibori resist dyeing techniques. Participants may bring their own fabric/fiber to dip as well, although small samples of silk and wool will be provided.

Instructors
avatar for Nica Rabinowitz

Nica Rabinowitz

Nica is an artist and educator working at the intersection of biological design, social justice, farming and textile creation – exploring handcraft from farm to fabric and from soil to soil. Nica is founder of Fiberhouse Collective a project that facilitates and organizes accessible... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 2:30pm - 5:30pm EDT
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  Workshops, Dyeing
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR
 
Sunday, October 20
 

10:00am EDT

Buttons, Bangles, Shawl Pins, and Way More - Sun AM
"Give the Queen of the Quick and the Cheap a chance to show you what you can do in twenty minutes, give or take a bit. I will have many samples of projects for keeping or gifting. A handmade orifice hook for your spinning friends? A shawl pin for your best friend? Stitch markers for your knitting circle?  
For new students, I promise you that is a short time you will have a finished project that is useful and pleasing. In addition, when you get home you will feel comfortable to keep going and know what tools will get you started.
For returning students, there will be new projects and new tools. I have been making items of all kinds in wire for almost 50 years and I still see no end in sight for the potential in this creative direction. Why buy wine or candies for a hostess gift when you can whip up a shawl pin, cable needle necklace or Portuguese knitting tool? For your non- knitting friends there are striking necklaces that double as food bag closures and way more!
Students will be working in bronze, copper and nickel wire in a variety of gauges. I bring a wide variety of tools for students to understand that sometimes how a certain tool may work for or against them."


Instructors
avatar for Leslie Wind

Leslie Wind

I started making jewelry in the late 1960's when a friend sat me down at her mother's kitchen table. In looking back I realized that the informality made me more comfortable than a classroom setting. My aim is to bring a sense of creative freedom and informality to my classes.


Sunday October 20, 2019 10:00am - 1:00pm EDT
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  Workshops, Metal Work
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

10:00am EDT

Colorful Camelids
"Colorful Camelids is a three hour class that focuses on the beauty and versatility of the fiber from alpacas, llamas and camels.

Class will include a brief history of the camelids explored and an in depth discussion of fleece types, grades, colors, characteristics, and fleece styles. We will further explore how the age of the animal, its health, shearing, housing, herd management and the environment will impact fleece quality. Many samples will be offered for review to back up the material presented.

Discussion and hands on learning will be used to allow students to develop skills to select the appropriate fleece for their desired use. Fleece grades and farm raised vs commerically available fleece will be discussed with samples of both being provided. Camelid fleece style varies greatly and exploring fleece styles will help the spinner make informed choices when choosing the yarn they wish to spin.

Participants will receive samples of fleece types and grades and practice spinning samples in both worsted and woolen depending on the appropriateness of the fleece sample. Spinning from raw fleece, the lock or cloud, carding, combing and fleece preparation will be discussed and hands on demonstrations will be given.

Participants will be provided both raw and processed fleece for spinning as well as popular blends. We will discuss the viability and use of these popular blends and students will be given samples prepared for them and then be encouraged to make their own samples with fiber provided by the instructor.

I have been a spinner for what seems a lifetime and a spinning teacher for the last 10 years working with both beginners and experienced spinners. I have personally raised fiber livestock , including camelids for 15 years making me uniquely qualified to teach this class.
"


Instructors
avatar for Natalie Burger

Natalie Burger

I'm a fiber artist and teacher who has raised fiber livestock for the last 15 years. I pride myself on the rare ability to be able to provide new and established artists not only with amazing fiber but the skills to achieve their fiber arts goals. As an artist and educator it is my... Read More →


Sunday October 20, 2019 10:00am - 1:00pm EDT
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  Workshops, Spinning
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

10:00am EDT

Dyeing with Natural Indigo - Sun AM
In this Natural Dyeing with Indigo workshop, Nica Rabinowitz of Fiberhouse Collective, will share the ancient process of dyeing with indigo, a blue pigment derived from a plant. Participants will learn how to set up a henna indigo vat and explore shibori resist dyeing techniques. Participants may bring their own fabric/fiber to dip as well, although small samples of silk and wool will be provided.

Instructors
avatar for Nica Rabinowitz

Nica Rabinowitz

Nica is an artist and educator working at the intersection of biological design, social justice, farming and textile creation – exploring handcraft from farm to fabric and from soil to soil. Nica is founder of Fiberhouse Collective a project that facilitates and organizes accessible... Read More →


Sunday October 20, 2019 10:00am - 1:00pm EDT
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  Workshops, Dyeing
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

10:00am EDT

Floating Cables
You will learn how do a two color cast on. How to knit cables that float over garter and reverse stockinette stitch in the round and flat.  You'll leave the class with a little coaster and the start of a mug cozy.

Instructors
avatar for MK Nance

MK Nance

I have been knitting since before I could tie my shoes and have not put down the needles since. I grew up in Portland, Oregon but went to school in New York. I feel in loved with the textures I can produce with knitting and love mixing colors.


Sunday October 20, 2019 10:00am - 1:00pm EDT
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  Workshops, Knitting
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

10:00am EDT

Gorgeous Gradient Dyeing
"Gorgeous gradients are everywhere! Want to try your hand at creating your own? In this class, you will spend the session with Amy Rooney, the master dyer behind Vivid Fiber Arts gradient yarns. You will learn the basics of applying and setting dyes on wool yarn, including safe materials handling and wool care. You will dye yarn in blank form into a beautiful ombré gradient (light to dark) using professional acid dyes.  There is no experience required for this class, and there is no complicated math involved. No dye powders or toxic mordants/chemicals are used.  Please wear clothes you don’t mind getting “unintentionally colorful”.  

This class will feature a bit of standing time, but alternate arrangements can be made for students upon registration. All dyes and chemicals are generally regarded as safe if used with appropriate precautions and protective equipment. If you have extreme skin sensitivity or a history of allergic skin reactions, please contact instructor to discuss before class. This class will be held outdoors in a heated tent. Dressing in layers is advised as later October weather is extremely variable. This class features an online learning component for pre-class welcome orientation and post-class yarn care instructions. You will receive your online class login a few weeks before class. There is no pre-work for this class."


Instructors
avatar for Amy Rooney

Amy Rooney

Amy Rooney is a multi-craftual creative artist, instructor and advisor. With previous lives in law, business, human resources and healthcare,, Amy started a new chapter 2015 as an artist and is the owner of Vivid Fiber Arts. She is world-renowned for her super-smooth gradient yarns... Read More →


Sunday October 20, 2019 10:00am - 1:00pm EDT
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  Workshops, Dyeing
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

10:00am EDT

Needle Felting: Sunny Nap
In this landscape two sheep are enjoying the sun on an autumn day. Come and needle felt this work of art during this 1/2 day workshop. Needle felting is a simple technique that you can learn quickly. The unique methods that make needle felting look painterly are what is special about these workshops. Even though each person in the class will be making the same design no two will be identical...how could they be? We are each individuals, so our creations will be our own. All levels of experience are welcome from novice to expert. Your art work will be matted and ready for framing at the end of the workshop. Please bring scissors and a sharp pencil.

Instructors
avatar for Lyn Slade

Lyn Slade

In 2018 I was awarded a month long artist residency in Acadia Natl. Park and I also received a grant to develop new needle felting techniques. Both where very special honors that resulted in 5 solo exhibits during the year. It was a happy whirlwind! This year things are a little closer... Read More →


Sunday October 20, 2019 10:00am - 1:00pm EDT
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  Workshops, Felting
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

10:00am EDT

Shaker Tape Colonial Footstool
Instructors
avatar for Sue Muldoon

Sue Muldoon

Sue Muldoon divides her time between 3-dimensional and 2-dimensional work. She bounces back and forth between photography, web design and graphic design to seatweaving (chair caning, wicker repair, rush, splint, etc.) and basket weaving.Basketry started as an add-on to seat weaving... Read More →


Sunday October 20, 2019 10:00am - 1:00pm EDT
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  Workshops, Weaving
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

12:30pm EDT

Rug Hooking 101: Simply Sunny - Sun PM
Learn to rug hook a pretty sunflower with the added bonus of learning another type of rug making technique in the same project.  Your flower center will be done with the traditional rug hooking method and the petals will be done with a method called "proddy". Both of these methods are easy and there is no limit to what you can achieve once you master these techniques!

Instructors
avatar for Maureen Rugar

Maureen Rugar

Rug hooking has been my passion since 1978. In 1983, I began teaching and still offer classes in all methods of rug hooking at my studio in La Grangeville NY, as well as select venues throughout the region. I continue to teach Rug Hooking 101 at the New York State Sheep and Wool Festival.In... Read More →


Sunday October 20, 2019 12:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  Workshops, Rug Making
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR