Saturday Workshops

Early Bird pricing in effect until May 15th. 

Prices increase on May 16th.

Saturday 9am - 11am

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Saturday 9am - 11am

Instructor’s Name: Vicki Thomason

Instructor’s Business: Victoria House Fibers

Instructor’s Website: www.victoriahousefibers.etsy.com

Name of Workshop: Mosaic Knitting

 

Description: 

Mosaic knitting is a great introduction to color work without the intricacies of fair isle or intarsia.  Participants will learn how to read mosaic design charts and apply the principles of the technique to make a dishcloth in the workshop.  

 

Workshop Fee: $35

Items Included: Project yarn and the class hand-out.

Items participant will need to provide: knitting needles for the project - US size 7 or 8, scissors, stitch markers.

Prerequisites: Students must know how to cast on/bind off, make a knit and purl stitch, slip a stitch and create stripes using 2 colors of yarn.

Total length of time: 2 hours

Minimum Age: 14

Saturday 9am - 12pm

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Saturday 9am - 12pm

Instructor’s Name: Robin Goatey

Instructor’s Business: The Dancing Goats

Instructor’s Website: www.TheDancingGoats.com

Name of Workshop: Intermediate Tapestry

Description: 

This workshop is the next step for students who already know how to make a basic weft-faced tapestry.  Robin will demo the basics of graduated shading and vertical striping; participants will choose one of the two methods to practice during the workshop.  The participants may bring a small tapestry loom to weave on, or may purchase a Tayet tapestry loom from The Dancing Goats ($50). Weft yarn will be available, but students are welcome to bring their own yarn as well.

 

Workshop Fee: $40

Items Included: Instructor will provide some weft yarns

Items participant will need to provide: Weft yarns to experiment with; student may also need to purchase a loom ($50)

Prerequisites: Students should already know how to make a basic weft-faced tapestry.

Total Length of time: 3 hours

Minimum Age: 15

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Saturday 9am - 12pm

Instructor’s Name: Paige Shipley

Instructor’s Business: Good For Ewe Yarn

Instructor’s Website: www.goodforeweyarn.com

Name of Workshop: Choose Your Own Adventure: Introduction to Fair Isle Knitting & Design

 

Description: 

This is a Fair Isle technique and design workshop that ends up as a hat.  In this workshop, we'll cover the basics of Fair Isle/stranded colorwork, corrugated ribbing, troubleshoot tension issues, discuss color combinations and the students will design their own hat patterns using a collection of charts that are provided. 

 

Workshop Fee: $35

Items Included: Yarns, charts and pattern, a stitch marker

Items participant will need to provide: Size 5 circular needle, 16 or 24" length. 

Prerequisites: Knitting in the round, purling, following a pattern.  Not required but helpful- knitting English and Continental. 

Total Length of time: 3 hours

Minimum Age: 12

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Saturday 9am - 12pm

Instructor’s Name: Bex Oliger

Instructor’s Business: Hillcreek Yarn

Instructor’s Website: www.HillcreekYarn.com

Name of Workshop: 2-at-a-time Toe-Up Socks

 

Description: 

Hand-knit socks are beyond compare!  Why do them Toe-Up? Why make them Two-At-A-Time?  

Learn all the “whys” and “hows” in one of Bex’s most popular classes.  No, you will not finish a pair of socks in class… but you will have all of the techniques down to size socks for anyone and the confidence to finish on your own.  Needles, choice of yarns and pattern provided. 

 

Workshop Fee:  $65

Items Included: Needles, yarn, and pattern/handout

Items participant will need to provide: Locking stitch markers, scissors, tape measure, calculator and pencil. 

Prerequisites: Knowledge of knitting and purling.

Total Length of time: 3 hours

Minimum Age: 15

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Saturday 9am - 12pm

Instructor’s Name: Denise Shorey

Name of Workshop: Getting Hooked on Tunisian Crochet

 

Description: 

Tunisian crochet, a cross between traditional crochet and knitting that creates a highly textured fabric.  This workshop is an introduction to that technique. Whether it’s a dense fabric suitable for household items like hot pads and washcloths, or intriguing light and airy shawls, it all starts with using a hook and yarn.  In this workshop, participants will learn the basic Tunisian Simple Stitch (TSS). Once you’ve mastered this, participants will learn how to do colorwork ranging from stripes, to the classic “woven” look that is unique to this craft.  Participants will leave with a small sampler that you can use as a hot pad! If time permits, you’ll also make another sampler that incorporates a few different stitches like Tunisian knit, purl, reverse stitches, and the extended Tunisian stitch, as well as techniques for increasing and decreasing. 

 

Workshop Fee: $35

Items Included: Tunisian crochet hook, 100g of worsted weight yarn

Items participant will need to provide: None

Prerequisites: Participants must know how to create a crochet chain.

Total Length of time: 3 hours

Minimum Age: 18

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Saturday 9am - 12pm

Instructor’s Name: Mary Jo Harris

Name of Workshop: Double Knitting - Inside Out!

 

Description: 

Double Knitting has been around for centuries and is currently experiencing a resurgence… but did you know you can do it “inside out”?  There is a shortage of information available regarding the “Inside Out” version and Mary Jo is ready to remedy that with this workshop. Participants will learn: 

What is double knitting - right side out and inside out
Inside out double knitting guidelines and terminology
How to double knit inside out
How to increase and decrease when double knitting inside out
How to make a cowl or headband using the inside out double knitting technique

 

Workshop Fee: $50

Items Included: Class samples, guidelines and terminology, and class patterns

Items participant will need to provide: 2 different colors of basic worsted weight yarn (no novelty yarn)
16-inch Circular needles in a size US 5 to 7, items for taking notes, stitch markers, and your usual knitting supplies.

Prerequisites: Knowledge of how to cast on, knit, purl, and join to knit-in-the-round

Total Length of time: 3 hours

Minimum Age: 10

Saturday 9am - 1pm

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Saturday 9am - 1pm

Instructor’s Name: Christina Coghill

Instructor’s Business: CCspins and Things

Name of Workshop: Rainbow Dye Pot, Redding Method Style

 

Description: 

We sometimes see multicolored fibers and yarns from the same dye pot and wonder how the dyer achieved such brilliant and defined colors. You may ask yourself how the dyes were controlled to avoid mixing and getting muddy colors?  Learn the secrets using Redding Method dyeing!

Using the Redding Method dyeing technique you will learn how to dye a rainbow in 1 pot, using acid dyes. In class you will be dying a mixture of various fibers all at the same time and in the same pot!  You will be amazed at the colors you will get and how easy it is to dye a rainbow in 1 dye pot.

Get ready to learn how to dye BRIGHT, BRILLANT, VIBRANT, AND SATURATED COLORS.

 

Workshop Fee: $85

Items Included: Each student will receive over 8 oz of various fibers. Instructor will provide heat source along with all dyes, and necessary items needed to dye in this manner. 

Items participant will need to provide: Wear old clothing, bring pens and notepad to take notes.  Also an apron, gloves, and face mask if you are concerned with safety issues surrounding acid dyes.
Bring a larger metal pot to dye fibers in. It can not be used for food after dyeing.  Enamel pots are fine, but make sure they do not have a painted-on-coating. Thrift store pots are GREAT. The pot needs to be at least 10 inches or larger across and at least 12 inches tall. Older enamel canning pots are wonderful!  We will not need a lid on your pot.

Prerequisites: none

Total Length of time: 4

Minimum Age: 16

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Saturday 9am - 1pm

Instructor’s Name: Julie Adams

Instructor’s Business: Julie's Fiber Treasures

Instructor’s Website: www.facebook.com/jfibertreasures

Name of Workshop: Needle Felted Baby 'Possum

 

Description: 

Participants will needle felt an adorable baby 'possum. This project is good for beginners but also a cute and quick project for more advanced needle felters. We will discuss basic needle felting techniques and also go over some tips and tricks. Each participant will receive a kit that includes all the wool and supplies you will need to complete 2 baby 'possums. If time allows we will start on the second baby 'possum before workshop ends. 

 

Workshop Fee: $70

Items Included: Wool, single felting needles, wire, felting pad

Items participant will need to provide: 12" Ruler and a pair of scissors. All felting tools will be provided but participants are welcome to bring any tools they prefer.

Prerequisites: Must be able to handle sharp objects without supervision, participants 14 years of age and younger will be accepted on a case by case basis.

Total Length of time: 4 hours

Minimum Age: 15

Saturday 1pm - 3pm

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Saturday 1pm - 3pm

Instructor’s Name: Paige Shipley

Instructor’s Business: Good For Ewe Yarn

Instructor’s Website: www.goodforeweyarn.com

Name of Workshop: Thrummed Mittens

 

Description: 

Need a pair of extra warm mittens?  This is the perfect workshop for you.  During the workshop Paige will teach participants how to make a pair of mittens, learn what a “thrum” is, and how to add them to their mittens, taking them from lovely to amazingly-super-soft-and-squishy. What a great gift to give someone!

 

Workshop Fee: $30

Items Included: 100 grams of wool roving (undyed), pattern, a handmade stitch marker

Items participant will need to provide: 100 grams of wool yarn (not superwash), size 6 DPNs. 

Prerequisites: Knowledge of knitting in-the-round, purling, following a pattern. 

Total Length of time: 2 hours

Minimum Age: 12

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Saturday 1pm - 3pm

Instructor’s Name: Lynn Russell

Name of Workshop: Arm Knitting Infinity Scarf

 

Description: 

Arm knitting is a hot technique and one anyone can learn!  In this workshop participants will learn how to create knitted fabric using your arms as knitting needles.  For the first hour of the workshop, Lynn will discuss and practice arm knitting basics. The second hour Lynn will help you create a beautiful infinity scarf out of chunky yarn.  

 

Workshop Fee: $35

Items Included: None

Items participant will need to provide: Two skeins of bulky (#5) yarn.  Approximately 200 yards

Prerequisites: None

Total Length of time: 2 hours

Minimum Age: 12

Saturday 1pm - 4pm

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Saturday 1pm - 4pm

Instructor’s Name: Mary Jo Harris

Name of Workshop: Making Waves With Tapestry Knitting

 

Description: 

Create waves in your knitting!  Have you seen the Miss Grace Shawl pattern by SKEINO with its creative color waves?  Using two or three colors, this technique encases small short row sections within garter stitch ridges to create a wave, or mermaid scale-like appearance.  The best part is that it looks more complicated than it really is! Participants will learn the tapestry knitting concept, tapestry knitting terms, how to wrap and turn for short rows.  Participants will also start making a sample, shawl, scarf, or wrap using this technique
 

Workshop Fee: $50

Items Included: Patterns and instructional handout

Items participant will need to provide: Two or more colors of worsted weight yarn, US size 5 to 7, stitch markers, and your usual knitting supplies.
Prerequisites: Knowledge of how to cast on, bind off, knit, and purl.  Understanding short rows will be helpful, but is not required.

Total Length of time: 3 hours

Minimum Age: 12

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Saturday 1pm - 4pm

Instructor’s Name: Teresa Goatey

Instructor’s Business: The Dancing Goats

Instructor’s Website: www.TheDancingGoats.com

Name of Workshop: Fun Techniques in Rug Hooking

 

Description: 

A workshop perfect for beginners and more experienced rug hookers alike.  In this workshop participants will practice basic rug hooking techniques, as well as some fun techniques such as a proddy sunflower, sculpted hooking, and beading.  The workshop fee covers the pattern and materials for hooking. Embroidery hoops, rug hooks, and scissors will be available for use, or purchase, during the workshop.  Participants may also bring their own equipment if they wish.

 

Workshop Fee: $45

Items Included: Pattern and pre-cut materials for hooking

Items participant will need to provide: Participants may bring their own hooking frame and rug hook if they wish.

Prerequisites: None

Total Length of time: 3 hours

Minimum Age: 15

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Saturday 1pm - 4pm

Instructor’s Name: Luke Gilligan
Instructor’s Business: Wool Enthusiast

Instructor’s Website: www.woolenthusiast.com

Name of Workshop: Brioche Cables 101

 

Description: 

Knitting is full of different techniques that can completely change the item that you are creating. One of these techniques is Two Color Brioche!  Join Luke as he walks you through different techniques, tips, and tricks when working two colored brioche, or more specifically, Brioche Cables! Participants will work through different simple motifs which will allow you to master and understand the techniques.  Luke will provide you with a brioche pattern that he designed and you can practice on! 

 

Workshop Fee: $35

Items Included: "Monument" Hat pattern, and other brioche motif patterns. 

Items participant will need to provide: Yarn and needles to work through swatches. 

Prerequisites: Confidence in knitting, purling and understanding of basic knitting techniques. 

Total Length of time: 3 hours

Minimum Age: 7

Saturday 2pm - 4pm

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Saturday 2pm - 4pm

Instructor’s Name: Claudia Brefeld

Instructor’s Business: Cedar Hill Fiber Farm

Instructor’s Website: www.cedarhillfiberfarm.com

Name of Workshop: Felted Soap Making

 

Description: 

Create soap with a beautiful, built-in washcloth. This workshop leads participants through how to felt bars of soap in wool and other fibers to create a decorated bar of soap that is functional, and makes great gifts! Fiber selection, design, felting technique, and more will be covered.  Participants will create two bars of soap during the workshop with additional kits provided for purchase. 

 

Workshop Fee: $40

Items Included: Two bars of soap plus fiber for wet felting. 

Items participant will need to provide: None

Prerequisites: None

Total Length of time: 2 hours

Minimum Age: 10

Saturday 1pm - 5pm

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Saturday 1pm - 5pm

Instructor’s Name: Thelma Goulet

Instructor’s Business: Thelma's Textiles

Name of Workshop: Weaving a Scarf on a Floor Loom

 

Description: 

Maximum participants will be 2 only (possibly 3 if you have your own loom that is warped a ready to go, if you have your own loom, please contact us before you register for this workshop.) 
The instructions will include:
Wrapping the Warp onto the back beam of the Loom
Weaving the Scarf by inserting the weft properly

The 2 floor looms are provided along with the yarn to be used. If you have a yarn you want to use I suggest a bulky yarn because of time constraints.  You will be finishing and taking a scarf home with you as my previous class did the setup of the loom.

To accomplish the whole experience you will also need to take the "Setting Up a Weaving Project on a Floor Loom" on Friday.

 

Workshop Fee: $45

Items Included: All equipment and yarn

Items participant will need to provide: None unless you have a special yarn.  I suggest it be a bulky type.

Prerequisites: None

Total Length of time: 3 hours, 4 hours

Minimum Age: 15

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Saturday 1pm - 5pm

Instructor’s Name: Denise Shorey

Name of Workshop: Adventures in Tunisian Crochet

 

Description: 

You’ve done colorwork in Tunisian crochet, and you know the basic stitches.  What’s next? In this workshop, participants will learn to work in the round using a special double-ended hook, and then make a small sampler using different stitches.  After this, you’ll move on to reading patterns, both written and charted. It’s easier than it looks, and opens up so many more opportunities. As time permits, participants will explore the airy side of the Tunisian crochet stitch, with tips and techniques for creating deceptively lacy fabric.  Each participant will receive a kit that includes 2 different contrasting colors of worsted weight yarn, a double-ended crochet hook, and a written / charted pattern. Additional kits will be available for purchase.
 

Workshop Fee: $40

Items Included: 100g total of yarn (2 different colors), double-ended crochet hook, pattern, stitch markers

Items participant will need to provide: None.

Prerequisites: Participants must be familiar with the Tunisian Simple Stitch (TSS). This is not a beginner's class.

Total Length of time: 4 hours

Minimum Age: 18

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Held in Franklin, Indiana, at the Johnson County Fairgrounds

2021 Dates:

Friday, June 4th & Saturday, June 5th