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Saturday, October 19
 

10:00am EDT

Shisha and Kashmiri Embroidery - 4 hrs
This workshop is an introduction to Mirror (Shisha) and Kashmiri Embroidery. Mirror embroidery incorporates the use of mirrors along with other stitches and Kashmiri embroidery uses intricate stitch techniques. This hands-on class will give students an opportunity to try out stitches typically used in Shisha and Kashmiri embroidery.
 

Instructors
avatar for Aparna Nair

Aparna Nair

Aparna has been an arts and crafts enthusiast from past 30 years. Her creativity and skill set includes knitting, crochet, spinning, weaving, embroidery, soft toy making, tatting, oil painting and other types of Indian art. Aparna feels that Arts and crafts provide opportunities... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 10:00am - 2:00pm EDT
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  Workshops, Needle Arts
  • Workshop Duration 4 HR

10:00am EDT

Tangled: A Wet Felting Workshop - 4 Hrs
Learn the wonders of felting with Nica Rabinowitz. Locally sourced and dyed wool will be provided for participants to explore wet felting. Everyone will walk away with felted shapes that can be needle felted into a a garment or experimental piece.  You will learn how to felt-in-shape. This will allow you to create felt in the shape of your pattern pieces and create fully felted zero waste garments/accessories. Learn to make locally sourced and hand crafted garments/accessories in a cost effective and sustainable way. Participants will create a collective piece as group, in addition to their individual felted creations.

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 10:00am - 2:00pm EDT
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  Workshops, Felting
  • Workshop Duration 4 HR
 
Sunday, October 20
 

10:00am EDT

Beginning Brioche with a Two Color Cowl - 4 hr
"The end product of this workshop will be a beautiful, bouncy brioche cowl.
You will get there learning a German Twist and a Two Color Italian cast on.
After casting on, one and two color brioche techniques will be on the needles.
Finally, using these new skills you will cast on, knit two color brioche in the round to create a one of a kind, in your favorite colors, cowl!!
What could be better???"


Instructors
avatar for Bette Hansen

Bette Hansen

Bette Hansen was a Special Education teacher for many years in a great metropolitan area who has recently retired back into a full time world of wool


Sunday October 20, 2019 10:00am - 2:00pm EDT
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  Workshops, Knitting
  • Workshop Duration 4 HR

10:00am EDT

Fiber Experience: Paco-Vicuna - 4 hrs
Come and see what this interesting, uncommon fiber is all about! Learn where it comes from and why it was developed. I'll show you the best way to wash and prepare it for spinning, then we'll give it a spin! It's a very fine fiber, averaging well under 20 microns. There will be examples of raw fleece all the way to a finished item. You will get your own prepared fiber to spin, a bit of washed to do some sample preparing with and a bit of raw, all to take home. Come and experience this amazing luxury fiber for yourself!

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 →


Sunday October 20, 2019 10:00am - 2:00pm EDT
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  Workshops, Spinning
  • Workshop Duration 4 HR

10:00am EDT

Latvian Mittens - 4 hr
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Knit a child size mitten in your choice of colors. Topic covered include tangle-free two color knitting (using one or both hands), loop cast on, Latvian braid, thumbs, top shaping, finishing and blocking. Participants will leave class with their choice of pattern for an adult size mitten.
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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 →


Sunday October 20, 2019 10:00am - 2:00pm EDT
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  Workshops, Knitting
  • Workshop Duration 4 HR

10:00am EDT

Spinning Oomingmak: Qiviut – The Arctic’s Treasure - 4 hr
What is softer and warmer than cashmere ?  Qiviut naturally.  The undercoat of the Muskox can pose a challenge to spinners.  Often hoarded and saved, Qiviut is meant to be spun and enjoyed.  This workshop will provide insight into the magnificent animals who produce this fiber, the fiber preparation necessary to create an unbelievably soft, yet luxurious yarn and inspire participants to create some fabulous yarn and dream about the end use of their creation.  An assortment of spinning fibers will be used for practice before the Qiviut is spun.  Come and share in the Treasure of the Arctic  ~ Oomingmak.

Instructors
avatar for Kathy Sparks

Kathy Sparks

Kathy Sparks has been involved with fiber in some way, shape or form for the past 45 years. She honed her craft both by earning a Master’s Degree in Dye Chemistry from Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA, as well as studying with and learning from other artists. A retired... Read More →


Sunday October 20, 2019 10:00am - 2:00pm EDT
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  Workshops, Metal Work
  • Workshop Duration 4 HR

10:00am EDT

Tablet (Card) Weaving on an Inkle Loom - 4 Hrs
There are a host of reasons to make beautiful decorative bands (dog collars, purse straps, trim for clothing, just to name a few). One of the easiest ways to create complex bands is Tablet Weaving!  Bands woven using tablets (cards) can be more complex than bands woven on an inkle loom.  However, you can still use your inkle loom as the piece that holds the warp and not be tied to your weaving (literally) by weaving backstrap style.  Bring your Inkle Loom (or rent one from the instructor) and scissors.  I will supply a selection of yarn and the tablets. You will be weaving beautiful bands in no time!

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 →


Sunday October 20, 2019 10:00am - 2:00pm EDT
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  Workshops, Weaving
  • Workshop Duration 4 HR

10:00am EDT

Workshop Wall Basket - 4 hr
This multipurpose basket is a great introductory basketmaking project!  Whatever your workshop or work area looks like, this basket that can be hung on a wall or can sit on a table is sure to be a welcome addition.   Measuring 6.5”l x 2.75”w x 4.5”h, it is just what you need to hold your tools or contain some of that paper clutter so much a part of being creative.  Participants will have an opportunity to complete a basket with a filled base, one woven with a continuous weave, and finished off with a flexible leather handle.    

Instructors
avatar for MaryAnn Williams

MaryAnn Williams

I made my first basket late one afternoon in 1988 after a very challenging day as an elementary teacher…it was a disaster! However I found this craft engaging and my over thirty year relationship with basket making began. I have increased my skills and my love for baskets by consistently... Read More →


Sunday October 20, 2019 10:00am - 2:00pm EDT
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  Workshops, Basketry
  • Workshop Duration 4 HR