Friday September 27 - Morning Session (9 AM - Noon)

Register for class A1

Intro to Fashion Sewing

Laura Davidson

 

Everything a fabric lover, new sewing enthusiast, or wannabe designer needs to know to get started making custom clothes. Overview of basic skills, tools, pattern alterations, and fabric choices taught in addition to the mistakes to avoid that make garments look homemade! Shopping and educational resources shared. Student needs to have basic knowledge of machine sewing.

 

Materials Fee - 0

 

Minimum Age - 13

 

Maximum participants - 50

 

Your Fee Covers: Handouts will be provided

 

Skills Required: Can operate a sewing machine

 

Special Requirements: Can operate a sewing machine.

 

Class length: 3 hours

 

Register for class A2

Slip Stitch Shawl

Dixie Faries

 

Advanced beginner to seasoned knitters will learn to create a shoulder-hugging, semi-circular shawl of multiple colors with slip stitch patterning. Assorted cast on stitches, slip stitches, increases, bind off and picot rib will be taught, as well as basic pattern reading. Prerequisites: ability to knit and purl with confidence.

 

Materials Fee - 1

 

Minimum Age - 15

 

Maximum participants - 16

 

Your Fee Covers: Handouts will be provided

 

Skills Required: ability to knit and purl with confidence.

 

Special Requirements: Students will be asked to come with 400 - 450 yards each of sock or dk yarn in two contrasting colors, or 175 yards each of five complimentary colors, such as a gradient set, a 3.75 - 4 mm circular needle (24-inch length minimum), and a tapestry needle.

 

Class length: 3 hours

 

Register for class A3

Yarn-bombing

Stacy Cantrell

 

Come learn the ins-and-outs of creating a yarn-bomb! From the types of yarns to use, proposing art installations to festivals, galleries and museums, etc., gathering volunteers, creating social media platforms for your yarn-bomb, and organizing all the crazy! This class if full of great tips and tricks to get you started on your own yarn-bombing adventures!

 

We will be creating a yarnbomb together for the

Shenandoah Valley Fiber Festival.

 

Materials Fee - $0

 

Minimum Age - 18

 

Maximum participants - 50

 

Your Fee Covers: A hand-out take away of the info I discuss in the workshop.

 

Skills Required: can crochet comfortably with single crochet stitch

 

Special Requirements:

 

Class length: 3 hours

 

Register for class A4

Introduction to Spinning

Dorothea Pierce

 

Learn the ancient and timeless art of spinning. Students will start on a drop spindle to learn basic skills, and then move onto a wheel if they wish. Easy to learn and so rewarding, this is a class you will enjoy and a skill you will learn to love. The class includes an introduction to fiber characteristics, basic spinning skills, and hands on assistance from a spinner with more than fifteen years’ experience in teaching.

 

Materials Fee - $20

 

Minimum Age - 16

 

Maximum participants - 6

 

Your Fee Covers: 10 oz of various fibers to practice spinning with in class and at home

 

Skills Required: Students must have a spinning wheel with a bobbin to use in class, but a wheel can be supplied if needed. If the students wishes to bring a wheel from home, they should plan to arrive at class at least ten minutes early to allow the instructor to approve the wheels. Students with non-functioning wheels will not be able to spin.

 

Special Requirements:

 

Class length: 3 hours

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Register for class A5

Freestyle Weaving on SAORI Looms

Liza Q Wirtz

 

Learn to weave freestyle on a SAORI loom. Honor your own inner sense of beauty and truth as you play with color, texture, and technique, and come away with a unique piece of woven art that reflects your heart. No experience necessary; all materials and tools provided. Just bring your willingness to experiment and explore!

 

Materials Fee - $15

 

Minimum Age - 8

 

Maximum participants - 6

 

Your Fee Covers: Use of pre-warped SAORI floor looms and a wide assortment of weft fibers and other materials. Students will take home the cloth they make.

 

Skills Required:

 

Special Requirements:

 

Class length: 3 hours

 

Register for class A6

Easy Dye Silk Scarves

M Theresa Brown

 

Create your own beautiful abstract designs on silk scarves. No need to steam or heat set with the specially formulated, safe dyes. You’ll leave with 2 ready to wear pure silk scarves that you designed using the techniques learned in the workshop.

 

* Child safe dyes make this a wonderful mother/child or grandparent class.

 

Materials Fee - $20

 

Minimum Age - 10

 

Maximum participants - 12

 

Your Fee Covers: 2 silk scarves and all dyes, gloves, paper towels, etc. Everything supplied

 

Skills Required:

 

Special Requirements:

 

Class length: 2 hours

 

Friday September 27 - Afternoon Session (1 PM - 4 PM)

Register for class B1

Fashion Sewing Fitting

and Finesse

Laura Davidson

 

Overwhelmed by pattern and fabric choices and tips and techniques offered to make beautiful custom clothing? Increase your design and sewing success by learning how to analyze patterns and refine fit. Understand the importance of slopers, proofing, ease and design line. Learn the crucial facts about fabric choices and tool and notion use. For the confident beginner sewing enthusiast.

 

Materials Fee - 0

 

Minimum Age - 16

 

Maximum participants - 50

 

Your Fee Covers: Handouts will be provided

 

Skills Required:  be confident doing basic fashion sewing, i.e. operating a sewing machine and reading a pattern.

 

Special Requirements: 

 

Class length: 3 hours (lecture)

 

Register for class B2

How to Choose a Fleece

Melissa Weaver Dunning

 

Are you curious about working with wool fleece, but not sure where to start? Are you a sheep owner who would like to know more about how spinners look at fleece? This class includes discussion about fleece types, how to choose a good one, how to wash your new fleece, how to prepare the fleece for spinning or felting, and time allowing, what to do with your finished yarn or fiber. There will be hands-on fleece jurying, so wear old clothes or bring an apron!

 

Materials Fee - $15

 

Minimum Age - 13

 

Maximum participants - 12

 

Your Fee Covers: handouts, fleece samples.

 

Skills Required:

 

Special Requirements: Some standing will be needed at the fleece tables, wear old clothes and/or bring an apron.

 

Class length: 3 hours

 

Register for class B3

Broomstick Lace

Cindie Bennett

 

Broomstick Lace is a historic technique from the 19th century that continues to give a sophisticated look to any project. You will learn how to properly create broomstick lace using a crochet hook and knitting needle to create a beautiful, elegant infinity scarf.

 

Materials Fee - $0

 

Minimum Age - 13

 

Maximum participants - 12

 

Your Fee Covers: a skein of yarn, hook, needle

 

Skills Required: student must know how to chain and do a single crochet

 

Special Requirements:

 

Class length: 3 hours

 

Register for class B4

Beginner Shawl Class

Dorothea Pierce

 

Learn the skills you need to knit a beautiful shawl. We will talk about shawl types, making edgings, creating lace, finishing, blocking, and wearing your creations. In class you will learn how to read and follow the pattern and charts, how to create a garter stitch tab, how to create the lace pattern, and how to bind off your finished piece. This class is a great basic introduction to shawl knitting; as well as a great way to build your shawl toolkit. .

 

Materials Fee - $12

 

Minimum Age - 16

 

Maximum participants - 4

 

Your Fee Covers: Patterns, Yarn

 

Skills Required: know how to knit and purl, Students MUST have a solid working knowledge of knitting, and be comfortable with how to knit, purl, increase, and decrease.

 

Special Requirements:

 

Class length: 3 hours

 

Register for class B5

Needle-Felted Shetland Sheep Portrait

Katelyn Mumford

  

Learn to needle-felt a detailed, lifelike portrait of a Shetland sheep. Students will follow a pattern designed by the instructor while learning both basic and intermediate dry felting techniques. Each participant will take home an 8x10" finished "wool painting", a handout on needle-felting tips + techniques, and the skills to create their own felted artworks at home.

 

Materials Fee - $20

 

Minimum Age - 12

 

Maximum participants - 10

 

Your Fee Covers: Large felting foam, needles, felt, wool roving and mohair curls

 

Skills Required:

 

Special Requirements:

 

Class length: 3 hours

 

Register for class B6

Dye Another Day!

Lauren T. Furey and Wisteria Perry

 

Do you love history? Magic? Science? Dyeing with indigo is a combination of all these things. Indigo is a natural dye that gives a vibrant and beautiful blue color when used to dye fibers and textiles. You will learn the basics in indigo dyeing & creating patterns using the ancient art of Shibori. We will show you how to set up your own indigo vat and explore various different Shibori techniques using sample fabric provided. After some fun exploration and experimentation you will incorporate what you have learned into a four cotton hemmed napkins for you to take home. You may bring additional items to dye (wool roving is gorgeous!) but nothing large like a duvet cover or king sized sheets!

 

Materials Fee - $15

 

Minimum Age - 10

 

Maximum participants - 20

 

Your Fee Covers: 4 large cotton hemmed napkins.

 

Skills Required:

 

Special Requirements:

 

Class length: 3 hours

Saturday September 28 - Morning Session (9 AM - Noon)

Register for class C1

Traditional Wool Preparation

Melissa Weaver Dunning

 

We will start at the sheep with sorting and grading fleece, moving on to washing, picking & carding with hand cards. Wool combing and preparation for worsted spinning and a unique approach to using the drum carder to produce small rolags will also be covered.

 

Materials Fee - $15

 

Minimum Age - 10

 

Maximum participants - 12

 

Your Fee Covers: handouts, fleece sampler pack

 

Skills Required: Instructor will have hand cards and a drum carder for use in class; Students may bring hand cards if they have them.

 

Special Requirements:

 

Class length: 3 hours

 

Register for class C2

Beginner Sock Class

Dorothea Pierce

 

Learn to knit a traditional heel flap sock by knitting a wee ornamental sock in class! Class includes basic pattern reading skills, casting on choices, sizing, turning a heel, finishing the toe, and a basic sock pattern personalized for your foot or that of a loved one. Students can bring #2 needles (dpns or circular) or borrow needles from instructor.

 

Materials Fee - $12

 

Minimum Age - 16

 

Maximum participants - 5

 

Your Fee Covers: Patterns, Yarn

 

Skills Required: Students MUST have a solid working knowledge of knitting, and be comfortable with how to knit, purl, increase, and decrease.

 

Special Requirements: Students can bring #2 needles (dpns or circular) or borrow needles from instructor.

 

Class length: 3 hours

 

Register for class C3

The Finer Points of Combing!

Kimberly Radcliffe

 

Hand combing is the ultimate fiber preparation! You will be amazed at how combs seem to magically transform fleece. Combing may seem intimidating, but is fairly easy to learn, with a little practice and a patient instructor. You will be working with several different types of fleece, learning combing techniques and how to diz beautiful top. What to do with combing waste? There is so much good fiber left in there and I'll show you how to separate it out! I will also bring a raw fleece to talk about skirting, what to look for and avoid when fleece shopping and how to wash it. This workshop will give you an understanding of the combing process and the confidence to take what you've learned and turn your own fleece into luxurious hand-combed top!

 

Materials Fee - $20

 

Minimum Age - 18

 

Maximum participants - 8

 

Your Fee Covers: Fibers for combing, combs for use during class, sealable bags for your combed top, labels and other misc things for use in class. Written handout.

 

Skills Required:

 

Special Requirements:

 

Class length: 6 hours

 

Register for class C4

Crochet Argyle ( Planned Pooling)

Stacy Cantrell

 

"Come and learn how to make crochet argyle with variegated yarns! You will finally understand the mystery behind this tricky technique! No yarn changing and no weaving in ends! In this workshop you'll learn what color pooling is, how to start color pooling both manually and with a planned pooling calculator, and to identify which variegated yarns will color pool best. Come and make an awesome argyle scarf with me. They make great gifts! ""Once you make one…. you'll be 'hooked!"" "

 

Materials Fee - $12

 

Minimum Age - 15

 

Maximum participants - 10

 

Your Fee Covers: The fee covers 2 skeins of red heart variegated yarn and a crochet hook.

 

Skills Required: must know how to crochet. Need to know how to do the single crochet stitch.

 

Special Requirements:

 

Class length: 4 hours

 

Register for class C5

Beginner Crochet

Cindie Bennett

 

Have you always wanted to learn crochet but can not seem to grasp it because so many people teaching it are right handed? In this class I will teach you how to create a chain, and single crochet. We will learn how to read a simple pattern, and start our first project together. Have you been hesitating because you are left-handed? No worries! You will not have any troubles in this class. 

Materials Fee - $0

 

Minimum Age - 8

 

Maximum participants - 12

 

Your Fee Covers: yarn, hook

 

Skills Required:

 

Special Requirements:

 

Class length: 3 hours

Saturday September 28 - Afternoon Session (1 PM - 4 PM)

Register for class D1

Show your Spinning Who's Boss

Jill Duarte

 

A guide to more control in spinning for better results. Learn how to take control of your spinning by tracking wraps per inch and angle of twist while spinning. We will discuss grist, sampling, project planning, yarn structure, drafting methods and wheel mechanics as they relate to taking control of your spinning.

 

Materials Fee - $25

 

Minimum Age - 14

 

Maximum participants - 8

 

Your Fee Covers: Control Card, Angle of Twist Gauge, fiber used during class.

 

Skills Required: Students need to be able to spin a continuous yarn

 

Special Requirements:

 

Class length: 2 hours

Register for class D2

Intarsia Crochet

Cindie Bennett

 

You will learn the basics of intarsia crochet, how to use intarsia, read graphs, read a written pattern, properly change colors, and use bobbins. We will create an easy intarsia project.

 

Materials Fee - $0

 

Minimum Age - 13

 

Maximum participants - 15

 

Your Fee Covers: students must know how to chain and single crochet

 

Skills Required:

 

Special Requirements:

 

Class length: 3 hours

 

Register for class D4

Make A Beaded Cuff Braclet? Of Course You Can!

Jean Elizabeth Glass

 

"You will learn to knit with beads and make a beautiful bracelet, too! In this class you will learn to knit with beads by pre-stringing the beads on some lovely hand-dyed yarn from A Hundred Ravens. You will walk away with a finished or almost finished bracelet. This class gives you enough time to practice your skills with help available every step of the way. While we learn, I will tell you tips, tricks, and stories about beads and knitting with beads. You will have lots of fun learning to knit with beads and creating a beaded bracelet of your very own. "

 

Materials Fee - $28

 

Minimum Age - any

 

Maximum participants - 25

 

Your Fee Covers: Yarn, beads (your choice of colors), tool, pattern

 

Skills Required: know how to knit and purl, cast-on and bind-off

 

Special Requirements: Students must bring Size 2 needles, straight, circular or DPN

 

Class length: 3 hours

 

Register for class D5

Needle Felted Unicorn Workshop

Jill Newman

 

Celebrate your love of fiber by learning to needle felt an adorable mini unicorn! Students will learn the basics of needle felting, including how to form shapes and create a smooth solid felted surface with wool; as well as how to create a spiral horn, mane and tail; how to create flat shapes for ears; and how to add precise fine details for the expressive face.

 

Materials Fee - $10

 

Minimum Age - 11

 

Maximum participants - 12

 

Your Fee Covers: wool only, additional fee for kit with felting pad and needles

 

Skills Required:

 

Special Requirements:

 

Class length: 3 hours

 

Sunday September 29 - Morning Session (9 AM - Noon)

Register for class E1

Ecoprint on Silk and Wool

M Theresa Brown

 

Learn how to ecoprint on silk and wool! Ecoprinting (also known as botanical printing) involves collecting leaves, plants and flowers to imprint their images directly upon protein fibers using a steaming process. Learn the techniques to create beautiful, all natural designs and colors drawn directly from Nature on silk and wool. Students are encouraged to bring leaves from their area with emphasis on high tannin leaves such as oak, maples, rose, hickory, sumac, etc. and interesting weeds. Leaves will also be provided by instructor. At the end of the workshop, students will take home both a silk and wool ecoprinted scarf and the knowledge to Ecoprint from Nature's resources. Ecoprinting is a natural, sustainable art form.

 

Materials Fee - $25

 

Minimum Age - 16

 

Maximum participants - 10

 

Your Fee Covers: All supplies (silk, wool, mordants) gloves, toweling, etc. and equipment use

 

Skills Required:

 

Special Requirements:

 

Class length: 5 hours

 

Register for class E2

Beginning Knitting

Dorothea Pierce

 

Learn the basics of knitting – Students will learn how to knit and purl. Then will go on to learn different ways to use those stitches – stockinet, garter, and ribbing. Students will be introduced to increasing and decreasing, how to read a basic pattern, and how to fix common beginner mistakes.

 

Materials Fee - $10

 

Minimum Age - 16

 

Maximum participants - 6

 

Your Fee Covers: Patterns, Yarn

 

Skills Required:

 

Special Requirements:

 

Class length: 3 hours

 

Register for class E3

Beads! In A Cast-on!

Jean Elizabeth Glass

 

Come learn an exciting new way to put beads on your knitting, on your cast on! Make this gorgeous Waterfall Beaded edge on a shawlette. Once you know how to use this technique you will want to use it on everything from scarves to shrugs! Jean Elizabeth will be there to guide you through this process step by step all the while telling you about knitting with beads and the many ways you can use beads in your knitting. You will complete part of the shawl and walk away with the skills to finish it and make many more.

 

Materials Fee - $60

 

Minimum Age - any

 

Maximum participants - 20

 

Your Fee Covers: Hand Dyed Tencel by Teresa Ruch, 2 hanks beads (color choices available), tool, pattern

 

Skills Required: Must know how to knit and purl

 

Special Requirements: Students need to bring: Size 8 40in circular needles, yarn bowl

 

Class length: 6 hours

 

Register for class E4

Handpaint Magic Spinning

Melissa Weaver Dunning

 

Handpainted rovings are both popular and plentiful these days, but many spinners are not sure how to work with these beautiful fibers. Come and learn different techniques including different styles of predrafting, chain plying and fractal spinning to help you make the best use of these exciting rovings.

 

Materials Fee - $20

 

Minimum Age - 12

 

Maximum participants - 8

 

Your Fee Covers: Handouts and handpainted rovings

 

Skills Required: can spin a continuous yarn, Students should bring hand spindles and/or a spinning wheel, and any handpainted rovings they wish to experiment with or have questions about.

 

Special Requirements:

 

Class length: 3 hours

 

Register for class E5

Needle Felted Bunny Workshop

Jill Newman

 

Celebrate your love of fiber by learning to needle felt an adorable mini bunny rabbit! Students will learn the basics of needle felting, including how to form shapes and create a smooth solid felted surface with wool, as well as how to create flat shapes for ears and add fine details for the expressive face.

 

Materials Fee - $10

 

Minimum Age - 11

 

Maximum participants - 12

 

Your Fee Covers: wool only, additional fee for kit with felting pad and needles

 

Skills Required:

 

Special Requirements:

 

Class length: 3 hours

Register for class E6

Needle Felted Sheep

Chelsea Fehskens

 

Come make yourself an original needle felted sheep friend. You will learn how to needle felt roving and wool locks to make a sheep. No prior experience is needed to join and you will go home with the tools to keep felting.

 

Materials Fee - $20

 

Minimum Age - 9

 

Maximum participants - 15

 

Your Fee Covers: Wool roving, locks, needle felting pad and needles.

 

Skills Required:

 

Special Requirements:

 

Class length: .1.5 hours

Sunday September 29 - Afternoon Session (1 PM - 4 PM)

Register for class F4

Introduction to Macrame

Cindie Bennett

 

With Macrame becoming more and more popular with wall decor, chairs, plant hangers and many other fun items. We will learn multiple Macrame knots, and begin our first Macrame plant hanger

 

Materials Fee - $15

 

Minimum Age - 8

 

Maximum participants - 15

 

Your Fee Covers: 100 feet of Rope, hoop for plant hanger

 

Skills Required:

 

Special Requirements: Standing for the majority of the class.

 

Class length: 3 hours

 

Register for class F5

Colorful Cables That Pop!

Michelle Stead

 

Colorful cables that pop are a lot easier to knit than they appear. Learn the simple trick to create with this fun technique. Then enhance this new skill with tips on reading the stitches for faster knitting. Bring a few yards of worsted weight yarn in 2 contrasting colors, appropriately sized needles, and cable needle/hook(if needed) to create with while learning.

 

Materials Fee - $0

 

Minimum Age - 12

 

Maximum participants - 12

 

Your Fee Covers:

 

Skills Required: Know how to knit and purl. can do basic cable stitches.

 

Special Requirements: Bring a few yards of worsted weight yarn in 2 contrasting colors, appropriately sized needles, and cable needle/hook(if needed) to create with while learning


Class length: 1.5 hours

 

Register for class F6

Introduction to Spinning

Dorothea Pierce

 

Learn the ancient and timeless art of spinning. Students will start on a drop spindle to learn basic skills, and then move onto a wheel if they wish. Easy to learn and so rewarding, this is a class you will enjoy and a skill you will learn to love. The class includes an introduction to fiber characteristics, basic spinning skills, and hands on assistance from a spinner with more than fifteen years’ experience in teaching.

 

Materials Fee - $20

 

Minimum Age - 16

 

Maximum participants - 6

 

Your Fee Covers: Samples of various fibers to practice spinning with in class and at home.

 

Skills Required: Students must have a spinning wheel with a bobbin to use in class, but a wheel can be supplied if needed. If the students wishes to bring a wheel from home, they should plan to arrive at class at least ten minutes early to allow the instructor to approve the wheels. Students with non-functioning wheels will not be able to spin.

 

Special Requirements:

 

Class length: 3 hours

 

Register for class F7

Freestyle Weaving on SAORI Looms

Liza Q Wirtz

 

Learn to weave freestyle on a SAORI loom. Honor your own inner sense of beauty and truth as you play with color, texture, and technique, and come away with a unique piece of woven art that reflects your heart. No experience necessary; all materials and tools provided. Just bring your willingness to experiment and explore!

 

Materials Fee - $15

 

Minimum Age - 8

 

Maximum participants - 6

 

Your Fee Covers: Use of pre-warped SAORI floor looms and a wide assortment of weft fibers and other materials. Students will take home the cloth they make.

 

Skills Required:

 

Special Requirements:

 

Class length: 3 hours