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WORKSHOPS
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Celebrating fiber,
fiber animals, and
fiber arts

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2017 Workshops
We have quite a selection of workshops again this year!  Please read through the list.


2017 contact: Michelle DeLucia  603-986-1839

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**All Materials Fees will be paid directly to the instructor at the beginning of the class.

Online registration is now open!

SATURDAY JUNE 3rd ALL DAY WORKSHOPS
All day workshops begin at 9:30

Needle Felted Wool Animal Portrait
Instructors Name- Jan Windsor
Length of Workshop – 6 hours includes lunch break

Workshop description - Explore needle felting techniques, color blending and the use of texture to create a beautiful wool painting of your favorite animal in your own unique style.

Workshop fee - $85
Materials fee- $15 includes all tools and materials needed to create your choice of an 8" x 10" or an 11" x 14" all wool portrait.
Materials student must bring to class: A good quality photo or picture of a favorite animal to use for reference. A photo of the animal's face enlarged so details can be seen clearly would work best.
Minimum & Maximum # of participants : min 2 max 10


Silk Painting a Scarf
Instructor: Julie Yarbrough

Workshop description: Lovely luminous silk, so seductive, so alluring. in the class we will take the process of silk painting from the beginning of stretching the silk, choosing an appropriate design for the medium, applying our design, resist, dyes, to the finishing of the scarf by setting the dye, detaching and rinsing the scarf and enjoying the work of our hands.

Workshop fee: $105.00
Materials fee : $25
Minimum & maximum # of participants - 2 minimum, 6 maximum
Students should bring to class any pictures or drawings they are interested in using in their painting design. Seed catalogs, magazines, story books, all make for interesting choices. The instructor will have many design choices from which the students may choose.


SATURDAY JUNE 3rd HALF DAY WORKSHOPS

Folk Art Rug Hooking
Instructor’s name: Janet Conner
Length of Workshop: 2.5 hrs, pm workshop starts 1-3:30

Workshop Description: Like all old fashioned crafts, rug hooking is low-tech, simple and lots of fun! You can easily incorporate rovings, hand spun and commercial yarns, felting techniques and embellishments, once you have mastered the basics. Learn the sequence and procedure of rug hooking, from start to finish. Every step will be demonstrated. We will discuss the history and tradition of primitive rug hooking, learn about finding and preparing materials, and research sources for design inspiration. You will choose from a variety of simple folk art designed rug hooking KITS, for a small mat or chair pad, purchased directly from the instructor. Your rug hooking kit will include everything needed: hook, instructions, design suggestions, binding, burlap, hoop and a selection of one-of-a-kind heirloom and hand dyed wools. ($41-$60, depending upon size) If you have a favorite pair of sharp fabric scissors, please bring these to class.

Workshop Fee: $30
Class Limit: 3-10 Students
Skill Level: BEGINNER
Materials fee: range of $41-$60, depending upon size chosen



SUNDAY JUNE 4th ALL DAY WORKSHOPS
All day workshops begin at 9:30

Miss Mouse Comes to Call
Instructor: Julie Yarbrough
Length of Workshop: 5 hours

Description: The charm of the mouse is evident to any. Represented in literature, art and all around us. The tiny creature has captured the hearts of people worldwide. In this workshop we will learn to needle felt the mouse made into our own image, dressed and posed as though she is a part of our wold. Please join us for a fun filled day making your own charming Miss or Mister Mouse!

Cost : $105.00
Materals fee: $10.00
Minimum & Maximum : 2 minimum – 6 maximum


The Kitchen Dye Pot
Instructor: Jackie Ottino Graf
All day workshop
Workshop Fee: $30.00

Description: Don’t compost those kitchen scraps! Turn them into color! In this fun and informative natural dye workshop, learn which kitchen waste can be turned into dyes to color your yarns and fiber. We will go over proper prep and mordanting to ensure color take up and fastness, and prepare dyebaths from a bunch of trash! An easy and cheap way to learn about natural dyes and create some beautiful yarns.




Nature printed silk scarf
Instructor’s Name - Janet SciglianiGarcia
Length of Workshop - 5-6 hours with lunch break

Workshop description - Spend the day learning about Eco printing. Using local plants warped in wool and/or silk to create one-of-a-kind pieces, naturally. You will go home with a small wool piece and two silk scarves.

Workshop fee $99.00
Materials fee $25.00
Minimum & Maximum # of participants- 6 minimum and 10 maximum.
Participants should bring gloves, wear comfortable shoes and clothes.


SUNDAY JUNE 4th HALF DAY WORKSHOPS

Balsam and Lavender Felted Ornaments
Jan Winsor
Length of Workshop – 3 hours 9 to Noon

Workshop description – Needle felt a wool ornament filled with your choice of balsam or lavender buds. Complete your one of a kind ornament by needle felting your choice of design with guidance from the instructor.

Workshop fee: $65
Materials fee: materials included in class fee
Minimum & Maximum # of participants - - min 2 max 10



Knit a Pair of Victorian Mitts or Boot Toppers
Instructor’s name: Janet Conner
Length of Workshop: 2.5 hrs, pm session 1-3:30

Workshop Description: The Victorian Knit Boot toppers are actually a a folded over cuff which can reveal a lacy or a cabled side, as desired! Both patterns introduce you to knitting in the round, picot edgings, and a simple lace pattern- easy to memorize. Teenage girls seem to love these, so they make handy gifts-maybe for yourself! Both projects are made from kits which include the pattern and a hank of hand dyed 100% wool yarn. Demonstrations will be provided for managing circular knitting on double point needles, picot bind offs and cast ons, as well as an easy lace pattern. These quick and easy mitts provide a snug fit around your wrist, therapeutically warming and supporting your hands as you knit, rug hook, sew or type.... A beautiful gift for busy working hands. I can make a pair a day, so it is a relatively short term project.

Please Bring to class: Size #6 and #8 double point needles— or Contact instructor at least one week before class
Workshop Fee: $30
Class Limit: 3-10 Students
Skill Level: BEGINNER
Materials fee: Each Kit is $20, and does not include needles


Mini Felted Farm Animals
Instructor : Jan Winsor
Length of Workshop : 2.5 hours 1-3:30

Workshop Description : Explore the art of needlefelting on a small scale. These wool figures measure approximately 3". They are a great size to hang as ornaments or they can stand on their own. The materials fee covers a kit containing all the tools and materials needed to make all three farm critters.

Workshop fee : $35
Materials fee- $25 kit contains all the tools and materials needed for all three farm critters.
Minimum & Maximum # of participants - min 2 max 10