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Thursday, October 17
 

9:00am

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
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

9:00am

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
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

9:00am

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
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

9:00am

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
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

9:00am

12+ Ways to Spin Painted Top
Did you ever purchase a hand painted top and spin it only to be disappointed in the final color outcome? This workshop analyzes how dyed tops and rovings are painted and how the fiber can be spun in 12+ ways to yield different color combinations in the final yarn. The focus will be on color and how to achieve beautiful color results instead of mud. The techniques taught in this workshop would be suitable for all fabric construction types including knitting, crocheting, and weaving.

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 →


Thursday October 17, 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 6 HR

9:00am

Design Your Own Raglan
"Ever have trouble finding the pattern you like in the size you need at the gauge you are getting? Ever struggle to match a designer's gauge and wonder how the sweater will fit? Ever have trouble finding a pattern in your size that appeals to you? Look no further.


In this workshop we will explore how to design your own raglan sweater and customize it to fit you, in your gauge, and with the design elements you want. You will leave with all the knowledge to determine the pattern and the knit the sweater you want.
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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 →


Thursday October 17, 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 6 HR

9:00am

Dyes From Nature
The natural world provides some fantastic colors, mostly from plants, but in some cases insects.  Dyers for centuries have been extracting color from plants found just outside their door.  This workshop will introduce participants to common dye stuffs found in nature and to some of the more traditional materials that have been used throughout history.  The use of mordants will enable the color palette to be expanded and techinques will explore collection and identification, storage, and extractions required to obtain some truly amazing colors.

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 →


Thursday October 17, 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 6 HR

9:00am

Folded Pine Bark Basketry
"In this workshop you will learn the ancient art of making folded baskets out of white pine bark. From actually peeling the bark from a log to sewing the container, this is a hands-on workshop where you will really get to know the material. Each participant will choose a piece of bark from those we have peeled and learn how to make a pattern to fold this flexible square piece of bark into a vessel. Different sewing materials, including twine, hemp, and basswood fiber, will be used to sew the vessel and attach a rim. Each person’s project will turn out to be completely unique. Everyone will leave with a completed basket, handouts on everything covered during the workshop and a new appreciation for the beautiful and abundant white pine tree.
"


Instructors
avatar for Katie Grove

Katie Grove

Going out onto the land, harvesting materials from nature, and weaving a basket is Katie Grove’s idea of a perfect day. She is a professional artist and educator whose passion is to guide people in connecting to their creativity through the combination of art and nature. In her... Read More →


Thursday October 17, 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 6 HR

9:00am

Make It Madder
"Madder root has been prized for centuries for it's red and orange pigments.  This workshop celebrates Madder Root by adding some chemistry to the dyepot.  By shifting our mordants and modifiers, we will end up with at least 20 different shades from one dye.  Lots of dyeing, lots of fun!
"


Instructors
avatar for Jackie Ottino

Jackie Ottino

Jackie is a dyer from Midcoast Maine, specializing in natural dyes. She ran a commercial dyehouse for 6 years for a well known yarn brand, and now does specialty dyeing for other yarn companies, as well as her own line, Forage Color. She teaches sell out dye workshops around the country... Read More →


Thursday October 17, 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 6 HR

9:00am

Needle Felting: Character Mug Rug Coasters and More
"Participants in this class will be able to accomplish a number of smaller projects.
The first is an adorable sheep mug rug coaster. You will learn how to sculpt using felting needles, No animals are harmed to create these adorable mug rugs! We will needle tiny locks of wool to cover the head and neck, lending a lot of authenticity to this character. A simple poking motion will shape the contours and special features, sculpting them into a three-dimensional shape. The second part of each project will walk you through the creation of the body, which will lie flat and be wide enough to accommodate a mug.


Another small project are these beautiful angels which are so enjoyable to make!
Needle felting is a technique that uses barbed needles to decorate a felt surface with design. We will combine simple design shapes and lots of color choices, to create beautifully unique dresses for each angel. Once the dress is complete, we will assemble and add a hairstyle using locks of curly wool or braids. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned felter, this class offers lots of fun, guidance, tips and inspiration.
You may expect to get two (or three) of them completed during class.
If you prefer, and time permitting, there will be even MORE opportunity for a variety of animal mug rugs or other small projects to choose from. An endless bounty of inspiration as you immerse yourself in the craft of needle felting.
Both the beginner and experienced needle felter will have fun making these simple projects!




Instructors
avatar for Neysa Russo

Neysa Russo

Neysa Russo resides in Corinth, Vermont where she combines the techniques of wet felting and needle felting to create museum quality tapestries of exquisite beauty and charm. Fascinated by the rich history of design and inspired by ancient textiles from around the world, her expertise... Read More →


Thursday October 17, 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 6 HR

9:00am

Ribbed and Ready to Go
Fill this basket with your latest knitting or spinning project and you are ready to go.  Students will learn the techniques for weaving a ribbed basket.  Begin your basket by creating a 4 point lashing or "Gods Eye" with 2-10" oak hoops and rattan. Ribs will then be cut and carved to create the basket's shape. The ribs will then be inserted and woven first with rattan and then with seagrass.  Packing and short rows will also be taught.

Instructors
avatar for Wendy Jensen

Wendy Jensen

Wendy G. Jensen Baskets
Wendy Jensen has been an award winning professional basketmaker living in the Berkshire Hills of Massachusetts for 25 years. She exhibits her work at juried craft shows and galleries nationally. She also teaches basketmaking at many craft schools, museums, and private facilities... Read More →


Thursday October 17, 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 6 HR

9:00am

Sheep to Skein
"This workshop is for the spinner who would to experience starting with washed fleece, preparing it and spinning it into a skein. We will evaluate the characteristics of 4 different wool types and examine the differences in crimp and lock structure. You will prepare, spin and ply your samples into a one of a kind skeins. There will be discussion of how to select, skirt and wash a fleece. You will leave the  workshop comfortable working with fleece and an understanding of the process from beginning to end.




"


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 →


Thursday October 17, 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 6 HR

9:00am

Spinning Worsted and Semi Worsted
"Take this class and learn how to spin both worsted and semi-worsted yarns. You’ll learn what makes a yarn worsted or semi-worsted, the characteristics of each, which sheep breeds are best for each type, correct preparation for the type of yarn you want to make, appropriate twists and grists, and what type of finished items work best with these yarns. You must be able to spin a continuous singles and to ply to take this class. Bring your wheel, your drop spindle (or both), and hand cards and combs if you have them. You may also bring patterns of items you want to make and we will discuss what type of yarn is best for each particular pattern and why.
"


Instructors
avatar for Carolyn Rivello

Carolyn Rivello

Carolyn Rivello has been involved with handwork of all kinds since learning to sew in 4-H when she was young. She has been spinning for twenty years. She holds a certificate from the Ontario Handweavers and Spinners Spinning Certificate Program and has taught and lectured at various... Read More →


Thursday October 17, 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 6 HR

9:00am

The Art of Navajo Weaving - Thurs
The class will introduce the participant to an appreciation of Navajo (Dine) weaving by creating a small rug on an upright loom.  Navajo weavings are internationally known for their unique designs & techniques using vegetal, natural and aniline dyed handspun wool.  Participants will learn basic weaving techniques on a prepared warp using 100% wool weft that will be provided.  

Instructors
avatar for Navajo Weavings & Supplies - Marilou Schultz

Navajo Weavings & Supplies - Marilou Schultz

Navajo Weavings & Supplies
Marilou Schultz, is a renowned Navajo weaver from the Navajo Nation, specialized in both traditional and contemporary weavings using handspun Navajo Churro. She likes to experiments with her designs as well as in the dyeing of the yarns. Marilou participates in the annual SWAIA Indian... Read More →


Thursday October 17, 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 6 HR

9:00am

Wheel Spinning 101
Spin your own yarn! Yes you can!  In this class, you will learn to spin on a spinning wheel.  We will cover the parts of the wheel and how to set your wheel up for spinning.  You will learn how to draft the fiber before you let the twist in that makes it magically turn to yarn, and how to turn those single plies of yarn into a nice two-ply yarn.  You will leave with your own hand spun yarn!

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 →


Thursday October 17, 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 6 HR

9:00am

Yarn & Fiber Characteristics
This hands-on class will help participants to understand how the properties of fiber become the properties of yarn and how those properties affect the products we make, whether we spin, knit, weave or felt.   We will first explore the world of fibers:  where they come from and how they grow and then handle the fibers and examine their characteristics under magnification.   Finally, we will dissect yarns to see how fiber, twist and ply affect the look, feel and durability of the products we ultimately knit, or weave.  

Instructors
avatar for Robin Russo

Robin Russo

Robin Russo lives in Bradford, Vermont where she teaches spinning, felting, dyeing and working with exotic fibers. Over the past 30 years she has taught for hundreds of spinning, knitting, weaving and felting guilds throughout North America, as well as at Convergence and Soar. She... Read More →


Thursday October 17, 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 6 HR

10:00am

1:00pm

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
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

1:00pm

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
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

1:00pm

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
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

1:00pm

Willow Wreath Making
"Most wreaths start with a provided core made of straw or other materials but not in this workshop where students will make their own woven willow core with large fresh willow rods.A started core will be provided to each student. Once this core is finished, then weaving will progress alternatively clockwise and anticlockwise, so creating natural pockets in the weaving for embellishments. No glue is therefore necessary for attaching embellishments. Hence, this is a fully recyclable wreath and can be used year round for any occasion. A variety of embellishments in the Fall flavor will be available for class participants.
This is a full size wreath and can be made in any shape: round, oval of square.
"


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 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 6 HR
 
Friday, October 18
 

9:00am

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
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

9:00am

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
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

9:00am

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
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

9:00am

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
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

9:00am

Carry-All
This will be your go-to basket whether you're heading to spinning, knitting, weaving or the library! Students will lay up a "filled" base and then work "start and stop" weaving rows while working on shaping straight sides. Rim fitting, handles, scarfing and double lashing will be taught.  Basket dimensions: 13"L x 5" W x 10"H

Instructors
avatar for Wendy Jensen

Wendy Jensen

Wendy G. Jensen Baskets
Wendy Jensen has been an award winning professional basketmaker living in the Berkshire Hills of Massachusetts for 25 years. She exhibits her work at juried craft shows and galleries nationally. She also teaches basketmaking at many craft schools, museums, and private facilities... Read More →


Friday October 18, 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 6 HR

9:00am

Kitchen Dye Pot
Don't compost those kitchen scraps!  Make dye from them!  This fun workshop uses only dyes found in the kitchen.  Black beans, avocado, cabbage, pomegranate....All the scraps!  We will dye mini skeins of yarn, and each student will leave with a full set.  

Instructors
avatar for Jackie Ottino

Jackie Ottino

Jackie is a dyer from Midcoast Maine, specializing in natural dyes. She ran a commercial dyehouse for 6 years for a well known yarn brand, and now does specialty dyeing for other yarn companies, as well as her own line, Forage Color. She teaches sell out dye workshops around the country... Read More →


Friday October 18, 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 6 HR

9:00am

Mama Screech Owl
Have you been wanting to take your needle felting to the next level? Want to tackle a larger more complex project?  Join Going Gnome to make this sweet mama screech owl.  In this workshop you will learn useful techniques for layering color, making and attaching pieces to one another, as well as shaping and fine detail work.  Owls can be sweet, funny, wise, and serious - no two are alike.  Come make this fun project using wool and simple felting needles, and find out what expression your owl has......

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 →


Friday October 18, 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 6 HR

9:00am

Mohair and More
In this spinning class we will explore Cashmere, Mohair, Pygora and Cashgora goat fibers.   We will discuss the history, geography, industrial uses and the fiber properties of each of these animals.  We will card, comb and spin samples of each fiber in their natural colors and some dyed colorsl  We will also experiment with blending to make the best use of the special properties of these luxurious fibers.  

Instructors
avatar for Robin Russo

Robin Russo

Robin Russo lives in Bradford, Vermont where she teaches spinning, felting, dyeing and working with exotic fibers. Over the past 30 years she has taught for hundreds of spinning, knitting, weaving and felting guilds throughout North America, as well as at Convergence and Soar. She... Read More →


Friday October 18, 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 6 HR

9:00am

Needle Felting: Florentine Bird Tapestry
" Needle felting is a simple technique that uses barbed needles and carded wool to decorate a felt surface with design.


Simple design shapes and lots of colors combine to create a Florentine Bird Tapestry. We will all begin with a simple tree, bending its way to the top of the canvas. You will learn how to needle felt fanciful and elaborate flowers, simplistic singing birds, ferns, vines and leaves. Though we will all be working on the same theme, each tapestry will exhibit the unique and personal characteristics of the artist within you.
There will be many prompts to guide you with lots of inspiration for various flower clusters and birds plus an abundance of color choices. Working on the black background eliminates the need to outline and makes the design shapes and colors pop out.
Along the way, you will build your needling skills, gain design experience and experiment with color. Simple design shapes combine to create beautifully unique and personal folk art. While we needle, we can talk about inspiration, composition, color choices, needle varieties, fiber and many techniques and tricks are offered to keep your felting moving forward.
Beginners and experienced needle felters are welcome!
"


Instructors
avatar for Neysa Russo

Neysa Russo

Neysa Russo resides in Corinth, Vermont where she combines the techniques of wet felting and needle felting to create museum quality tapestries of exquisite beauty and charm. Fascinated by the rich history of design and inspired by ancient textiles from around the world, her expertise... Read More →


Friday October 18, 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 6 HR

9:00am

Planning & Spinning for a Sweater
This workshop focuses on picking a sweater project and how to spin the desired yarn for it. Fiber choices will be discussed, drafting, spinning, and plying techniques will also be the focus to help the students achieve the yarn they want. Other technical aspects of spinning such as WPI (wraps per inch), TPI (twists per inch), grist and how to calculate the amount of fiber needed will also be discussed. There will be time to spin fiber and create a swatch from the resulting yarns.

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 →


Friday October 18, 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 6 HR

9:00am

Random Weave Vine Basket
In this workshop participants will make a wild and fun market basket using locally harvested grapevine, bittersweet and more. You will learn a hoop frame construction and the technique of random weave to create a basket that reflects a love and appreciation of nature and handmade objects. The basic form of this project is for a carrying basket, perfect for use at the farmer's market or at home, but it can be adapted to make a decorative orb if you prefer. All the secrets of harvesting, preparation, and storage of vines will be covered and participants will go home with a basket they made with their own hands as well as instructions and inspiration to create many more.

Instructors
avatar for Katie Grove

Katie Grove

Going out onto the land, harvesting materials from nature, and weaving a basket is Katie Grove’s idea of a perfect day. She is a professional artist and educator whose passion is to guide people in connecting to their creativity through the combination of art and nature. In her... Read More →


Friday October 18, 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 6 HR

9:00am

Spinning Man-Made Fibers
You’ve heard the names – Tencel, Ecospun, Ingeo, Casein, Soy Silk, Seacell, Viscose. What are they? How do they act? Would they be useful fibers to incorporate into my spinning? By themselves, or blended? In what kinds of projects? Come to this class to find out. We’ll spin many samples for you to get the feel of these fibers and see which ones you would like to incorporate into your spinning life.

Instructors
avatar for Carolyn Rivello

Carolyn Rivello

Carolyn Rivello has been involved with handwork of all kinds since learning to sew in 4-H when she was young. She has been spinning for twenty years. She holds a certificate from the Ontario Handweavers and Spinners Spinning Certificate Program and has taught and lectured at various... Read More →


Friday October 18, 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 6 HR

9:00am

The Art of Navajo Weaving - Fri
The class will introduce the participant to an appreciation of Navajo (Dine) weaving by creating a small rug on an upright loom.  Navajo weavings are internationally known for their unique designs & techniques using vegetal, natural and aniline dyed handspun wool.  Participants will learn basic weaving techniques on a prepared warp using 100% wool weft that will be provided.  

Instructors
avatar for Navajo Weavings & Supplies - Marilou Schultz

Navajo Weavings & Supplies - Marilou Schultz

Navajo Weavings & Supplies
Marilou Schultz, is a renowned Navajo weaver from the Navajo Nation, specialized in both traditional and contemporary weavings using handspun Navajo Churro. She likes to experiments with her designs as well as in the dyeing of the yarns. Marilou participates in the annual SWAIA Indian... Read More →


Friday October 18, 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 6 HR

9:00am

Twigg Stitch Technique and Hat Project
"Come and join us as we explore the world of Twigg stitch. A wonderful knitting technique where you create a rib with a different color on each side (different from Brioche). Using Twigg stitch you can knit mirrored color patterns, cables, lace and more.


We will spend plenty of our time together learning the basic technique. Then, when you are ready, we can discuss any aspect of the knitting you are interested in, i.e. Increases and decreases, selvedges, specific patterns or stitches from the Twigg stitch book, problem solving etc.


The project hat can be knitted with stripes or any color design you want, and any size you want."


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 →


Friday October 18, 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 6 HR

9:00am

Woodland Denizens – Dyeing with Lichens and Mushrooms
The woodlands around us contain a trove of natural dye materials.  Typically thought of by foragers as edibles, Mushrooms can produce amazing colors.  When Lichens are collected as dye stuffs,  the color palette expands, containing some phenomenal colors.  Dye pots will be filled with an assortment of mushrooms and lichens, the colors provided by these woodland denizens are subtle yet rich.  Basic mushroom and lichen biology and ID will be shared, hunting techniques and storage means will be covered.  Information on the preparation of dye materials, the use of basic mordants and an understanding of basic natural dye techniques, including those specific to Lichens and Mushrooms will provide participants with the necessary tools, enabling them to successfully produce color from some little understood members of the plant world.

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 →


Friday October 18, 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 6 HR

10:00am

1:00pm

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
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

1:00pm

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
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

1:00pm

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
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

1:00pm

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
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

1:00pm

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
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR
 
Saturday, October 19
 

8:00am

Workshop Parking in E Lot 3 for Early Morning Classes
See Map for E Lot 3 area for closest access to the 4H Gate for early morning Workshops. You can also try to park near the Mulberry St. pedestrian entrance and use that entrance with your e-ticket. NEW: You may only enter the Fairgrounds with your e-ticket before public open hours if your workshop is at 9am.

Saturday October 19, 2019 8:00am - 8:30am
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

9:00am

10:00am

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
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

10:00am

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
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

10:00am

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
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

10:00am

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
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

10:00am

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
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

10:00am

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
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

10:00am

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
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

10:00am

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
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

10:00am

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
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

10:00am

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
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

10:00am

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
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 4 HR

10:00am

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
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 4 HR

10:00am

A Tisket, A Tasket, What A Perfect Fiber Basket!
Love going to sheep and wool festivals or to farmers' markets? This is just the basket you need to carry all your purchases.  Afterwards, measuring approximately 17” L x 10” W x 12” H (including the handle), it will be a great place to store or tote your yarn or your current fiber project.  Participants will be taught how to lay out the base, to weave up the sides incorporating a variety of sizes and types of reed and to rim/lash their baskets.

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 →


Saturday October 19, 2019 10:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 6 HR

10:00am

Backyard Basketry: Coiling with Grasses, Cattails, and More
"
Have you ever looked around outside and wondered what you could make with the abundance of natural materials growing in your yard? In this workshop you will learn how to take grasses, cattails, daylily leaves, and so many other natural materials and create coiled baskets. Coiling is an ancient and versatile basketry technique used all over the world to create beautiful vessels that can be either decorative or functional. During the workshop we will discuss how to identify, harvest, and prepare a variety of local materials and then use them to create a unique basket. Cattails, grasses, ornamental foliage, daylily leaves and several other locally harvested plants will be provided for students to make their basket. Everyone’s basket will turn out to be a unique work of art. If you are excited about using found natural materials to create art and learning a fun and unique new skill, then join us! Everyone will leave with a basket, the skills to create more pieces in the future, and inspiration to explore your local landscape.
"


Instructors
avatar for Katie Grove

Katie Grove

Going out onto the land, harvesting materials from nature, and weaving a basket is Katie Grove’s idea of a perfect day. She is a professional artist and educator whose passion is to guide people in connecting to their creativity through the combination of art and nature. In her... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 10:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 6 HR

10:00am

Natural Dye Rainbow
Natural Dyeing 101.  This workshop will cover all the basics of natural dyeing, including fiber prep, mordanting, wild foraging, dye prep and finishing.  A little of everything!  We will dye 15 colors, every shade of the rainbow using fresh plant material, dried plants and flowers, nuts, bark, sawdust...you name it!  Students will leave with a full set of mini skeins, enough for a small project.

Instructors
avatar for Jackie Ottino

Jackie Ottino

Jackie is a dyer from Midcoast Maine, specializing in natural dyes. She ran a commercial dyehouse for 6 years for a well known yarn brand, and now does specialty dyeing for other yarn companies, as well as her own line, Forage Color. She teaches sell out dye workshops around the country... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 10:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 6 HR

10:00am

Spinning Luxury Fibers
"Spinners are usually reluctant to spin luxury fibers for many reasons; not only can they be costly and hard to come by, they require knowledge of the fibers to spin them successfully.  This class will take the mystery out of spinning some of the well known luxury fibers.  As a successful fiber farmer of 15 years, I have had been surrounded by luxury fiber production from beginning to end and have honed my skills in luxury fiber yarn producing.  This class will focus on Tibetan Yak, Angora, Cashmere, Mohair and Alpaca.

The class will spend time with each of the above fiber types. A discussion of the animals that produce each fiber, the fiber types, and how they are harvested will start each section. A discussion on how the age of the animal, its herd management, health and environment will be explored. Many samples will be offered for review to back up the material presented.

Many luxury fibers are presented to spinners in an altered state, some processing has occurred to make the fibers easier to spin, or to cut down on the manual work of dehairing a down fleece, separating a locked fleece, etc.. Fleeces will be presented in their raw state first, followed by a discussion of hand processing techniques for each fleece type. Samples will be provided for each spinner to work with.

Spinners will be spinning raw both raw and processed samples of each fleece type and best spinning practices for each fiber type will be explored as well as some special tips and tricks for spinning luxury fiber exclusive to the instructor. Spinning locked fleeces into a simple art spun lock yarn will also be learned.

We will also explore popular luxury fiber blends. We will discuss the viability and use of these popular blends and students will be given samples to spin during 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 →


Saturday October 19, 2019 10:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 6 HR

10:00am

Warping and Weaving: Two Heddles
Is there some lace weight yarn or a cone or two of fine cotton in your stash that you would love to weave on your rigid heddle loom?  Weaving with two heddles for a finer sett will turn those yarns into beautiful woven projects. Learn to thread two heddles, beam your warp with lease sticks to keep it smooth and neat, tie on, and weave with fine yarn.  Choose your project: either a scarf or table runner, and weave something beautiful!

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 →


Saturday October 19, 2019 10:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 6 HR

2:00pm

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
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

2:00pm

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
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

2:00pm

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
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

2:00pm

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
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

2:00pm

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
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

2:00pm

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
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

2:00pm

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
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

2:00pm

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
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

2:00pm

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
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

2:00pm

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
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

2:30pm

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
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR
 
Sunday, October 20
 

8:00am

Workshop Parking in E Lot 3 for Early Morning Classes
See Map for E Lot 3 area for closest access to the 4H Gate for early morning Workshops. That is the ONLY gate you can get into. Mulberry St entrance is CLOSED and does not open early enough for you to enter there. NEW: You may only enter the Fairgrounds 4H Gate before public open hours if your workshop is at 9am.

Sunday October 20, 2019 8:00am - 8:30am
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

10:00am

Baby Penguin - 2 hr
Join sisters Melissa and Jennifer VanSant of Going Gnome for this fun, fast, and creative workshop! Never needle felted before? Not sure what needle felting is? No problem! Come make this sweet baby penguin and learn what all the fuss is about.  You're sure to get hooked.  

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 →


Sunday October 20, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 2 HR

10:00am

Get Started with Stranded Knitting - 2 hr
"We will cover the basics of stranded knitting in this class. Stranded knitting is used in various types of knitted designs, including Fair-Isle, Scandinavian sweaters, Bohus Stickning sweaters, etc. We will knit a simple coffee cozy to learn the skills. 2-handed stranded knitting will be demonstrated if students are interested. Tips and techniques for managing multiple yarns will also be discussed.
"


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 →


Sunday October 20, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 2 HR

10:00am

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
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

10:00am

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
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

10:00am

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
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

10:00am

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
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

10:00am

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
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

10:00am

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
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

10:00am

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
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

10:00am

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
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 4 HR

10:00am

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
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 4 HR

10:00am

Latvian Mittens - 4 hr
"
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.
"


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
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 4 HR

10:00am

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
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 4 HR

10:00am

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
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 4 HR

10:00am

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
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 4 HR

10:00am

12:30pm

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
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

1:30pm

Sprouting Color: A Flower Printing Workshop - 2 Hr
"Develop an appreciation for often overlooked local flora in this two-hour natural dyeing workshop. Using found and foraged flowers we will create natural flower prints by imprinting petals, roots, and herbs onto silk and/or cotton second-hand garments and fabric swatches. This Sprouting Color workshop will also cover the Hapa Zome art of smashing flowers onto fabric. Each attendee will walk away with a flower dyed garment and peice of cloth, along with the Sprouting Color workbook.

Participants will explore the wonderful world of flower dyeing. All materials will be provided along with a cup of blended herbal tea (using some of the same ingredients as our flower prints). The goal of this workshop is to create, in an intimate and collaborative space, cloth that heals."


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 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 2 HR