Classes

  Sunday Sep. 8, 2019

Time: 9-12 and 1-4
Location: Grange Building
Festival Entry Included

Continuous Stand Weaving on Square Loom
(6 hrs)Square Loom With Weaving in Progress
Create Your Own Boho Art Yarn
(6 hrs)
Crochet a Modified Mesh Mobius Bracelet
(3 hrs)Mobius Mesh Bracelet
Crochet a Shell Stitch Mobius Cowl
(3 hrs)
Felted Beads
(3 hrs)
Felted Beads
Fleece Skirting
(3 hrs)
Macrame Feathers
(3 hrs)
Rug Hooking With Yarn
(6 hrs)Rug Hooking
Register and pay online via PayPal before Aug. 23, 2019

Continuous Strand Weaving on a Square Loom (6 Hours)

Square Loom With Weaving in Progress

Instructor: Nancy Ricci (Getting Purly With It )

Sunday, September 8, 2019   9 – 4, Grange Building

Minimum Class Size is 1,  Limit of 10 (fee will be refunded if insufficient registrants are received by Aug. 23).  Fee: $100

Register and pay online via PayPal before Aug. 23, 2019

Class Description:
Students will learn how to do Continuous Strand Weaving on a Hazel Rose Square Loom with Super Bulky weight yarn. Students will learn how to connect the squares into a poncho or blanket. We will also talk about combining colors and yarns.

Materials Provided by Instructor:
Hazel Rose Loom (available for purchase after class)

Materials Provided by Students:
500 g. Super Bulky Weight Yarn, 10mm crochet hook 10 mm, darning needle for super bulky weight yarn, scissors.

Instructor Bio:
Nancy has been knitting and also crocheting since 2006. Enamored by the medium of yarn, she also started to design from the get go and pattern writing was the next step.

Nancy designed and produced knitwear designs for the cashmere company Jade Sapphire from 2011-2014. Nancy’s work has been published in the Knit Purl Magazine, Malabrigo Book #8, Vogue Knitting Magazine and she also self-publishes her designs.

In addition, Nancy has been working and teaching knitting in yarn shops for the past 10 years. Since 2011, she has been part of the Knitty City team based in NYC.

Nancy with Square Loom Weaving in Progress

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Creating Your Own Boho Art Yarn (6 Hours)

Instructor:  Amanda Solomon

Sunday, September 8, 2019   9 – 4, Grange Building

Minimum Class Size is 3,  Limit of 10 (fee will be refunded if insufficient registrants are received by Aug. 23).  Fee: $100

Register and pay online via PayPal before Aug. 23, 2019

Class Description:
During this class students will learn how to make a corespun yarn. This will include but not limited to: attaching a core, auto wrapping, tail spinning two different ways, attaching un-carded wool on to a core, spinning short and long staple wool, lock spinning and properly setting a core spun yarn for various knitting projects.

The class will begin with a carding demo and then the students will be able to card their own batt from the provided materials and using techniques shown.  Once the class is done carding their batt, they will then pick out their other spinning mediums and learn to spin a corespun art yarn.

The students will go home with a finished skein as well as supplies for practicing all of these techniques at home.

Experienced spinners only.

Materials provided by instructor (Fee: $25 payable to instructor at beginning of class):
Core yarn  3 oz batt per student,  various wool types,  synthetic fibers,  auto-wrapping thread

Materials Provided by Students:
Art yarn capable spinning wheel that has a bigger whorl. Has to be capable of spinning bulky yarns at slower ratios.

Wool for spinning on to your art yarn.

Sheep locks for tail spinning,  Mohair and/or sheep locks for lock spinning

Instructor Bio
Amanda is a livestock manager from upstate NY that started her spinning journey after raising a flock of  sheep.  This year you can find her teaching farming at Queens County farm or even giving tours on her previous farm in upstate NY during the summer. She is widely known for her boho art yarn and innovative way of taking her funky yarn and knitting them in various patterns.

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Crochet a Modified Mesh Mobius Bracelet (3 Hours)

Mobius Mesh Bracelet

Instructor:  Yvonne Tate (https://www.voncrobead.com)

Sunday, September 8, 2019   9 – 12, Grange Building

Minimum Class Size is 3,  Limit of 14 (fee will be refunded if insufficient registrants are received by Aug. 23).  Fee: $50

Register and pay online via PayPal before Aug. 23, 2019

Class Description:
In this intermediate project-based class, we will walk through my Modified Mesh Mobius Bracelet design.  During the half-day/3 hour class, you will begin your project, learn how to join a true mobius, how to crochet with seed beads, and you should be well on your way to a finished bracelet by the end of the class!

Materials Provided by Instructor:  (Fee: $21 payable to instructor at beginning of class)
A kit of yarn, beads and pattern.

Materials Provided by Students:
Please bring your usual tools (scissors, needle threader, tapestry needle, stitch markers, pen and paper to make notes, etc.) and the following hook sizes: C2/2.75 mm, D3/3.25 mm, E4/3.50 mm.

Instructor Bio:
In honor of my mother, who taught me both to knit and crochet, I continue to share my love of crochet through teaching and became a Craft Yarn Council Certified Crochet Teacher in 2003.  Intermittently over the past 10 years, and in 2017 and 2018, I’ve taught intermediate crochet stitches, techniques and pattern reading for the Saturday Activity Program for DC37 in New York City, the city’s largest Municipal Workers’ Union, as well as beginner crochet projects in 2016 and 2017 at Slip Stitch Needlecraft in Brooklyn, NY.

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Crochet a Shell Stitch Mobius Cowl (3 Hours)

Instructor:  Yvonne Tate (https://www.voncrobead.com)

Sunday, September 8, 2019   1 – 4, Grange Building

Minimum Class Size is 3,  Limit of 14 (fee will be refunded if insufficient registrants are received byAug. 23).  Fee: $50

Register and pay online via PayPal before Aug. 23, 2019

Class Description:
In this intermediate project-based class, we will walk through my Shell Stitch Mobius design.  During the half-day/3 hour class, you will begin your project, learn how to join a true mobius as well as crochet with seed beads, giving you the skills to complete the project on your own!

Materials Provided by Instructor:  (Fee: $52 payable to instructor at beginning of class)
A kit (yarn, beads and pattern).

Materials Provided by Students:
Please bring your usual tools (scissors, needle threader, tapestry needle, stitch markers, pen and paper to make notes, etc.) and the following hook sizes: C2/2.75 mm, D3/3.25 mm, E4/3.50 mm.

Instructor Bio:
In honor of my mother, who taught me both to knit and crochet, I continue to share my love of crochet through teaching and became a Craft Yarn Council Certified Crochet Teacher in 2003.  Intermittently over the past 10 years, and in 2017 and 2018, I’ve taught intermediate crochet stitches, techniques and pattern reading for the Saturday Activity Program for DC37 in New York City, the city’s largest Municipal Workers’ Union, as well as beginner crochet projects in 2016 and 2017 at Slip Stitch Needlecraft in Brooklyn, NY.

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Felted Beads (3 Hours)Felted Beads

Instructor: Angela Tong (Angela Tong Designs )

Sunday, September 8, 2019   9 – 12, Grange Building

Minimum Class Size is 4,  Limit of 12 (fee will be refunded if insufficient registrants are received by Aug. 23).  Fee: $50

Register and pay online via PayPal before Aug. 23, 2019

Class Description:
Felted beads are so much fun to make. You can use them in so many ways. They can be used for jewelry, ornaments, garlands and anything else you can imagine. Learn to make colorful felted beads with me by using the wet felt technique. You will bring home finished beads that you complete in class.
No experience is necessary.

Materials Provided by Instructor: ($10 fee payable to instructor at class at beginning of class):
Students will be using wool and felting needles supplied by the instructor.

Materials Provided by Students:  None

Instructor Bio:
Angela Tong is a designer, instructor, mother and food lover living in New Jersey. Her knitwear designs have been published in numerous magazines, books, online publications, and yarn company collections. She is a certified knitting instructor through the Craft Yarn Council of America. She enjoys teaching weaving and knitting on Craftsy.com and Interweave.

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Fleece Skirting 101 (3 Hours)

Instructor: Judi Lehrhaupt (Ewe Can Do It Farm)

2 Sessions:
Saturday September 7, 2019  9 -12, Grange Building
Sunday, September 8, 2019  1 – 4, Grange Building

Minimum Class Size is 4,  Limit of 30 (fee will be refunded if insufficient registrants are received by Aug. 23).  Fee: $50

Register and pay online via PayPal before Aug. 23, 2019

Class Description:
Learn how to assess a fleece you’ve bought or those from your own sheep.  You’ll learn how to determine best uses for the fleece (yarn, roving, stuffing, felting, hand spinning vs mill spinning, etc.) based on it’s characteristics and cleanliness along with how to sort the fleece into use-able fibers versus those that should be discarded or used for lesser purposes (mulch, etc.).

Instructor Bio
Judi has been breeding Shetland sheep for over 20 years and is a Master Spinner.  She has judged the GSSB Festival’s Fleece Show for many years and taught numerous fleece evaluation workshops and classes.

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Macrame Feathers (3 Hours)

Instructor: Angela Tong (Angela Tong Designs )

Sunday, September 8, 2019  1 – 4, Grange Building

Minimum Class Size is 4,  Limit of 12 (fee will be refunded if insufficient registrants are received by Aug. 23).  Fee: $50

Register and pay online via PayPal before Aug. 23, 2019

Class Description:
Beautiful macrame feathers are adorning walls and used as accent decorations on style blogs, magazines and in homes. The macrame movement is back and so inspiring. Come learn to make your own macrame feather with me. You will bring home a finished large macrame feather that you complete in class.
No experience is necessary. There is a $10 materials fee payable to the instructor at the class.

Materials Provided by Instructor: ($10 fee payable to instructor at beginning of class)

Materials Provided by Students: none

Instructor Bio:
Angela Tong is a designer, instructor, mother and food lover living in New Jersey. Her knitwear designs have been published in numerous magazines, books, online publications, and yarn company collections. She is a certified knitting instructor through the Craft Yarn Council of America. She enjoys teaching weaving and knitting on Craftsy.com and Interweave.

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Rug Hooking With Yarn (6 Hours)

Rug Hooking

Instructor: Sahara Briscoe (String Theory Design )

Sunday, September 8, 2019   9 – 4, Grange Building

Minimum Class Size is 4,  Limit of 10 (fee will be refunded if insufficient registrants are received by Aug. 23).  Fee: $100

Register and pay online via PayPal before Aug. 23, 2019

Class Description:
In an alternative take on a traditional craft, you will use yarn instead of wool strips to learn this easy, technique to make an attractive set of coasters. I’ll discuss the differences between yarn and wool strips, yarn’s place in hooking history, and its usefulness for stash busting! Reference links will be given.

Materials Provided by Instructor ($40 materials fee payable to instructor at beginning of class):
A kit containing image, hook, backing cloth, coaster backing and a no-slip embroidery hoop

Materials Provided by Students:  A pair of scissors and a yarn needle.

Instructor Bio:
Sahara Briscoe is an internationally renowned textile developer and fabricator.  Commissioned textiles developed and produced by Sahara have been shown at the 2010 Shanghai World’s Fair, the Stedelijk Museum, The Netherlands and in galleries in New York, London, Amsterdam and Sweden.

As a craft instructor, Sahara has taught numerous students in public and private workshops and as a teaching artist for Harlem Needle Arts, New York City.  In August of 2017 Sahara taught a community weaving workshop aboard SWALE, a floating art project docked alongside Concrete Park in the Bronx. Neighborhood residents learned to weave within minutes to create a “Banner of Representation” hung for display in the park.

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Updated: 15-Aug- 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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