This is an introduction to spinning with a drop spindle.  The cost includes materials and a basic wooden drop spindle.  Class time is scheduled for 8:30-11:30 AM Saturday March with Sherry Murtle in Montgomery Hall.

The class with introduce you to drafting and spinning fiber into yarn.  Students will be introduced to raw wool prep, and the steps to making it into a yarn.  There will be various  tools  demonstrated to prep fiber, including the terms used in spinning. Fees include a basic wooden drop spindle and 2 ounces of easy-spinning US wool for you to get started on your journey. 


The class will help students feel more comfortable and confident in steps to making yarn.   The class will provide a better understanding of fibers, and the tools used for spinning yarn.  Are you ready to try spinning?

Tricks, tips, and techniques to become a more successful crocheter.

This is scheduled for 8:30-11:30 AM on Saturday March 2, 2024 with Donald Waalen-Radzevicius in Montgmery Hall. 


In this class, Don will explore hidden joins, smooth edges, adding second and third colors successfully, crocheting an I-cord, creating a successful circle, creating chain-less foundation rows, and other tips as time allows. 

Class materials needed: light-colored worsted weight yarn, a 5 and 5.5 mm crochet hook, scissors, and something to label your class samples.
Pre-requisite- must know the basics of crochet. 

The class is scheduled for 12:30-3:30 PM Saturday March 2, 2024 with Donald Waalen-Radzevicius in Montgomery Hall.

In this class, students will learn to make a crocheted scarf using the corner-to-corner technique. You will leave this class with the necessary skills to complete your scarf.
3-hour class

Class materials- Please bring 500 yards of worsted weight yarn and a 5.5 mm crochet hook
Pre-requisite- Students must know the basics of crochet.

The class is scheduled for 12:30=3:30 PM Saturday March 2, 2024 with Sherry Murtle in Montgomery Hall. All materials and tools are included. 

This class will teach basics in beginning needle felting in sculpting. Gnomes are very popular, so we will do this cute little guy today. This form of 3D lets you sculpt the wool using very sharp needles.  It allows you to build and sculpt, and is a very addictive  and fun fiber skill to learn.   Come see what this is all about!
* due to the sharpness of the needles, this class is for a mature audience only.

The class is scheduled for 12:30-3:30 PM Saturday March 2, 2024 with Regina Riley in Montgomery Hall. 

This class will teach a technique covering a metal bangle bracelet with the beginning of Teneriffe Lace. Besides the lace technique, other materials can be stitched to the outside of the bracelet, including beads, ribbons, etc. All materials will be supplied for the class, and there are no prerequisites. 

 

The class is scheduled for 12:30-3:30 PM Saturday March 2, 2024 with Jean Gross in Montgomery Hall. 

Brioche is a knitting technique that creates a thick, cushiony, reversible fabric that is perfect for cowls, scarves and shawls, as well as larger items. In this introductory class, you’ll learn how to do two-color brioche in-the-round. You’ll receive the pattern needed to complete a cozy cowl and the basics for advancing your brioche skills. 

Skills needed: experience with knit and purl stitches and knitting in-the-round.

Materials needed to bring: 

⁃ two contrasting worsted-weight yarns - 2 oz. Each

⁃ Size 6/4mm 16” circular needle

⁃ Stitch marker

⁃ Darning needle

⁃ Scissors

 

Homework: with darker color, cast on 114 stitches and work 5 rows of stockinette stitch in-the-round.