Class Schedule for the 2017 Fiber Festival

2017 Class List & Descriptions

Friday     September 22       1-4 pm


Saturday September 23       9 am - noon & 1-4 pm


Sunday    September 24      9 am - noon & 1-4 pm

All class fees are $50 plus supply fees as listed for each class.


Class size may be limited. All classes have a minimum number of students required. 


You will be contacted if your class is cancelled.


Please read the class descriptions for special equipment you may need to bring for the various classes.


Click on the Class Name for a description

and the Course Number to register.



Just a few quick reminders before you come to class.  


You get in free the day of your class(es) - please tell the gatekeepers you are taking a class.  You will get a program, but not a raffle ticket (you can buy them at the info tent, though). If there is any miscommunication with the gatekeeper and they make you pay, please tell us at the info tent - if you surrender your entire ticket, we will refund you the $5.  The latter rarely happens, but we just wanted you to know.  


Please try to arrive at the info tent for check-in at least 15 minutes before your class.  You will be directed to your class tent/room.  Some tents will hold two classes during the same session - but they will be at least 20'x20' tents, so there should be lots of room, even with sharing.  We try to keep the instructors in the same location for AM and PM sessions, and possibly the same location through the entire weekend.


If you need assistance moving your spinning wheel or other equipment, please let the gate keepers or parking volunteers know so they can radio for a golf cart or some volunteers.  You can also drop your equipment with the volunteer at the first entrance to handicapped parking and you can save yourself a bit of a walk.  


Morning classes are 9 AM - noon.  Afternoon sessions are 1 PM - 4 PM.


Some of you may find you are in a very small class.  Please understand the instructors typically teach at least 4 students, but we've asked them to teach with smaller classes so you don't miss that opportunity.  Because the 3-hour session was planned for more students, you may find your class is shorter than planned, but you will likely have more individual attention.  

Just to remind you, materials fees were paid to SVFF when you registered for class.  Some instructors may have additional kits or supplies for purchase.

Walk in class notes:

  • Laura Bretz will accept walk-ins.
  • Lois Weaver will be able to accept a few walk-in students in her Friday class. There is also room in both Sunday classes.
  • Dorothea Pierce will happily take walk-ins.
  • Jennifer Raymond will take walk-ins, BUT you must have completed the homework as listed in the class descriptions.
  • Nan Crawford will take walk-ins.
  • Jill Newman will also take walk-ins.
  • Melissa Weaver Dunning is a Yes! for having walk-ins.
  • Jennifer Raymond will not have classes available on Sunday.

Friday September 22, 2017 Afternoon Session (1-4 pm)



Class Name Instructor Fees



How to Choose a Fleece Melissa Weaver Dunning $10 A1
Beginning Sock Knitting Dorothea Pierce  $10 A2
Knitting:  Techniques to Finish Your Knitted Garments Jennifer Raymond -- A3
Crochet: Make a Flower Key Chain  Laura Bretz  $10 A4
Rigid Heddle Weaving: Make an Upcycled Table Runner Lois Weaver --  A5
Make Your Own Handpainted Yarns Linda Witt  $35 A6

Saturday September 23, 2017 Morning Session (9am-noon)


Class Name Instructor Fees



Beginning Spinning Dorothea Pierce  $15 B1
Spinning,  Traditional Wool Preparation Melissa Weaver Dunning  $10 B2
Rigid Heddle Weaving Cellphone Bag / Eyeglasses Case Lois Weaver  $10 B3
Needle Felting on a Drawstring Bag  Nan Crawford  $15 B4
Knitting:  Picking up Stitches: Getting it Right Jennifer Raymond   -- B5
Beginning Crochet Laura Bretz  $10 B6

Saturday September 23, 2017 Afternoon Session (1pm-4pm)


Class Name Instructor Fees



Spinning on a Handspindle Mellissa Weaver Dunning  $5 C1
Beginning Spinning Dorothea Pierce  $16 C2
Learn to Weave on a Zoom Loom / Pin Loom Lois Weaver  $3 C3

Colors That Pop

Nan Crawford  $15 C4
Crochet: Make Swimmy the Fish Laura Bretz  $10 C5
Sock Knitting:  Heel Flaps Jennifer Raymond  $10 C6

Sunday 24, 2017 Morning Session (9am - Noon)


Class Name Instructor Fees



Spinning: Handpaint Magic Mellissa Weaver Dunning  $10 D1
Shawl Knitting - Basics and Beyond Dorothea Pierce  $15 D2
Hip to be Square Cowl Lois Weaver


Knitting - Bind Offs Jennifer Raymond -- D4
Make a Hairpin Lace Headband Laura Bretz  $12 D5
Needlefelted Lamb Jill Newman  $30 D6
Spinning Designer Yarns Candy Hargett  $30 D7

Sunday September 24, 2017 Afternoon Session (1pm-4pm)


Class Name Instructor Fees



Beginning Spinning Dorothea Pierce  $15 E1
Spinning on a Handspindle Melissa Weaver Dunning  $5 E2
Knitting:  Opps, Repairing Knitting Mistakes Jennifer Raymond  $3 E3
Tapestry Weaving Lois Weaver  $10 E4
Needlefelted Pumpkin Jill Newman  $30 E5
Beginning Crochet Laura Bretz  $10 E6

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