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Currently Scheduled Fiber Art Courses

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Bead Embroidery: The Pin Series

Discover the magic of “painting with beads” through your choice of seven different signature beaded lapel pin projects. In a reflection of the art and craft of bead embroidery, artist Jo Wood will lead you through your choice of one or two bead-embroidered projects, time permitting. The birch tree pin…
Sat, Jun 24th, 2017
Instructor: Jo Wood
Sun, Aug 13th, 2017
Instructor: Jo Wood
2 Days
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Bead Embroidery: Painting with Beads

Bring a favorite landscape image to class and create your own unique bead painting on felted wool (material provided). Your piece can be made into pin for a wearable work of art, or framed for display. This workshop is for all skill levels, those new to beading on fabric as…
Sat, Jul 15th, 2017  –  Sun, Jul 16th, 2017
Instructor: Jo Wood
Sat, Oct 14th, 2017  –  Sun, Oct 15th, 2017
Instructor: Jo Wood
2 Days
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Colors of Autumn Bead Embroidery

Autumn brings a riot of color to landscape of the North Shore. This workshop is your opportunity to capture a bit of the season with beads. Each participant will bring an autumn image to inspire their design. From your image you will create a unique “bead painting” embroidered on felted…
Thu, Sep 14th, 2017  –  Fri, Sep 15th, 2017
Instructor: Jo Wood
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Felt a Seat Cozy

Those of us in the rocky, Northern climes know that the world is a cold hard place. Luckily there's a felted solution: the wool seat cozy. Add a beautiful and warm wooly cushion to your favorite chair, car seat, canoe or take it with you and sit in snug serenity…
Sat, Sep 9th, 2017
Instructor: Elise Kyllo
2 days
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Felt for the Home: Silk and Felt Table Runners

Gather a group, add a little water, some wool, and the joy of sharing stories and what do you make? Felt! In this class we are going to focus on working with silk and wool together to make a durable, yet flexible piece of fabric that can be a lovely…
Sat, Jun 10th, 2017  –  Sun, Jun 11th, 2017
Instructor: Mary Reichert
2 Days
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Felted Rugs

Felt is hard to resist- it's soft, light, durable, beautiful, and brings such a feeling of warmth to the home. For centuries wool has been crafted into clothing, like boots, hats, and coats, but felt can also be a home furnishing. In the homes of many Central Asian nomads, felt…
Sat, Sep 23rd, 2017  –  Sun, Sep 24th, 2017
Instructor: Mary Reichert
1 day
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Felting for Animals

As a pet owner, nothing is more satisfying than making Fido comfortable. Try your hand and felt something for your favorite animal; from a cozy cave for a cat, a dog bed, cat toys, dog jackets, dog booties or even a bird house, this course will ofter plenty of opportunities…
Sat, Sep 30th, 2017
Instructor: Elise Kyllo
2 Days
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Felting for the Kitchen

The kitchen is a great place for handmade wool items. Potholders, tea cozies, cup cozies, placemats, hotpads, table runners, dish scrubbies, felted soap balls-- all these projects use the basic method of taking wool batting or roving, adding designs with a felting needle (or not), add water, soap and agitation…
Sat, Aug 26th, 2017  –  Sun, Aug 27th, 2017
Instructor: Elise Kyllo
3 Days
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Handcraft A Wool Braided Rug

The three-strand braided wool rug is reminiscent of an era when rag rugs were considered an affordable way to reuse worn clothing and blankets to create a rug for the home. Early American immigrants and rural pioneers handcrafted the rag rug and created a fiber tradition that has been passed…
Fri, Oct 13th, 2017  –  Sun, Oct 15th, 2017
Instructor: Traudi Bestler
2 Days
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Help Yourself To Knitting: Beginning Knitting Class

This class is an enjoyable, two-day beginning knitting class which focuses not only on basic stitches and skills, but also on recognizing and correcting common mistakes which often frustrate the beginner. Topics include basic knitting skills, yarn basics and pattern reading. You will be provided with a beginning book, one…
Thu, Jun 29th, 2017  –  Fri, Jun 30th, 2017
Instructor: Kate Hartman
Thu, Oct 19th, 2017  –  Fri, Oct 20th, 2017
Instructor: Kate Hartman
2 Days
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Inkle Loom Weaving

Inkle looms are a great way to get started with weaving: they require little additional equipment, are easy to use and understand, and are easily stored. Specially designed to be used for making strong, patterned bands, inkle looms are used for weaving belts, laces, bookmarks, guitar and other instrument straps,…
Tue, Jul 11th, 2017  –  Wed, Jul 12th, 2017
Instructor: Traudi Bestler
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Kids Knit!

Get started on a lifelong hobby by learning the basics of knitting. Expert knitters and very patient teachers Allen Holzheuter and Kate Hartman will help kids learn how to maneuver those needles and have them knitting by noon. Kids can be accompanied by an adult (even old dogs can learn…
Sat, Oct 21st, 2017
Instructor: Allen Holzhueter
1 day
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Knitting in the Round: Understanding and Following Knitting Directions for "In the Round" Projects

Moving beyond being a beginning knitter to one who can confidently read and follow written patterns requires learning the secret language of knitters. This one-day course helps you decode the patterns written for caps, mittens, socks and other projects knitted "in the round." We will also review techniques and offer…
Sun, Jul 2nd, 2017
Instructor: Kate Hartman
1 day
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Kumihimo with Beads

Kumihimo is an ancient Japanese technique used to make beautiful cords. Historically, the most complex forms were used as a functional embellishment on samurai armour. Today, it's more common to use kumihimo cords to embellish your arm as beaded bracelet. Students will learn how to braid on a kumihimo disk,…
Thu, Jul 13th, 2017
Instructor: Traudi Bestler
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Leaf Printing in the Steambox

Eco-prints are one of a kind prints made by steaming leaves against paper. No inks, dyes or paints are used to create them – the colors come just from the plants themselves. The colors are sepia-toned, the patterns are beautiful, and the process is non-toxic. Leaves are collected, pressed and…
Fri, Jul 14th, 2017
Sat, Sep 16th, 2017