Fiber Arts Workshops

 
Tue 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
02/21/2017 to 03/07/2017

Weave two traditional Appalachian style baskets in this hands-on workshop. Using hoops and reed, participants will weave beautiful ribbed potato and cheese baskets.

Nui Shibori
Workshop Canceled
Wed 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
01/18/2017 to 01/25/2017

Shibori is the Japanese art of fabric resist dyeing. Students will learn Arashi Shibori, a pole wrapping and compression technique in this class. Variances in fabric direction and compression combine to create a distinctive storm-like pattern.

Crochet
Workshop Canceled
Thu 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
01/19/2017 to 02/02/2017

The word crochet comes from the French for "small hook," and participants in this workshop will be hooked on crochet. We will make a simple fingerless mittens and learn basic crochet techniques.

Knitting
Workshop Canceled
Thu 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
02/09/2017 to 02/23/2017

Learn the basics of knitting in this workshop. Prepare for the cold and knit your very own scarf with us. Learn to manipulate yarn and stitch type to make unique designs.

 
Sun 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
03/05/2017

Weave with western red cedar, waxed linen, and leaves to make a small basket to fit a pin cushion. You'll learn plaiting and twining techniques. Finish it off by sewing some recycled wool into a pincushion.

Beginning Knitting
Workshop Canceled
Mon 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
01/23/2017 to 01/30/2017

Keep yourself on trend and warm this winter with your choice of boot toppers. Both pair can be worn with tall or short boots and include ribbing, knitting in the round and cable techniques.

Knitting
Workshop Canceled
Wed 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
02/08/2017 to 02/22/2017

Learn the basics of knitting in this workshop. Prepare for winter and knit your very own hat with us. Learn to manipulate yarn and stitch type to make unique designs.

Improvisational Embroidery
 
Wed 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
03/01/2017 to 03/08/2017

Develop multiple samples while learning basic hand embroidery techniques without the aid of a plan or drawing. Improvisational embroidery allows participants to freely experiment with multiple stitching techniques while also considering color, texture, and pattern.

Weaving
 
Wed 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
01/11/2017

Always wondered how to use that loom stuck in your attic? Jump right into your own weaving project in our one-day class designed to give you a taste of what weaving is all about.

Knitting
 
Mon 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
03/06/2017

Bring your unfinished or troublesome projects and get back on track. This class provides instruction for ongoing projects that need some extra troubleshooting. Knitters and crocheters welcome.

 
Thu 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
03/02/2017

If you need help with those rips or alterations, then this workshop is for you. We will introduce you to the not-very-mysterious workings of a sewing machine. Confidently hem your jeans, patch a skirt and more!

 
Tue 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
01/10/2017

If you need help with those rips or alterations, then this workshop is for you. We will introduce you to the not-very-mysterious workings of a sewing machine. Confidently hem your jeans, patch a skirt and more!

 
Tue 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
01/17/2017 to 02/14/2017

You won’t need to shop for that perfect design if you can create your own. We’ll cover pattern selection, fabric choices, and sewing machine operation, as well as zippers, buttons, and more. Choose a project and then work from start to finish.

Nui Shibori
Workshop Canceled
Thu 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
02/09/2017 to 02/23/2017

Shibori is the Japanese art of fabric resist dyeing. Variances in fabric direction and compression combine to create a distinctive storm-like pattern. Several immersion dyeing methods will be explored using fiber reactive dyes. Students will learn basic sewing skills while also learning more about Shibori.

Workshop Canceled
Mon 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
01/23/2017 to 02/13/2017

Silk painting is an exciting way to create vibrant designs with colorful dyes and resists. This workshop will cover gutta resists, color application, salt, and other techniques to embellish your brilliant scarves and silk fabric.

Spinning Wheel
 
Mon 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
02/06/2017 to 02/27/2017

Create visual and tactile sensations in yarn. Participants will learn carding techniques and spinning with drop spindles and spinning wheels. This workshop will also cover the properties and cleaning of wool from different breeds of sheep and other fiber producing animals.

Weaving
Workshop Canceled
Sun 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
01/29/2017 to 02/26/2017

Cover the basics of handweaving on a loom in this small-project workshop. Experiment, sample different ideas, or work from a provided pattern.

Dyed yarn
 
Mon 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
02/20/2017

Learn how to dye yarn and wool with food coloring and Kool Aid. You'll learn how to dye a skein a solid color, variegated coloring and stripes. Students may bring light colored, 100% wool skeins of yarn or finished knitted or crocheted projects that were made from wool. This type of dyeing cannot be done on cotton or acrylic.