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Basics of Patching

Description: Accessing inner peace through a simple practice of creating and mending with a simple running stitch using cotton or fine wool thread. Learn the basics of patching your fine knits, socks, jeans and more. You will create a patch from various natural fabrics, plant dyed fabric pieces, tiny woven pieces and your own creativity. We will discuss a brief history on mending and why it matters

Cost: $25
Material Fee: $12 (paid to instructor at the class)
Includes: all fabric pieces including plant dyed fabrics, linens, and cotton, a sashiko sewing needle and sashiko cotton thread. These will be presented in a kit.
Max Participants: 20

When:
Sunday Nov 6 11:30-1:00pm
Workshop Room 3

Instructor: Pam Blasko of Dream Come Tru Farm pamblasko82@gmail.com

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Basics of Patching (Sun)
Basics of Patching (Sun)
$25.00

Begin to Spin!

Description: Learn to make your own, unique handspun yarn on a spinning wheel! We’ll play with several types of prepared wool while we discuss wheel maintenance, drafting, treadling, plying, and finishing techniques to make a balanced yarn. As time permits, we’ll touch on various types of fiber preparation and non-wool fibers. No previous experience required. Warning: Spinning can be addictive!

Cost: $75
Material Fee: $10 (paid to instructor at the class)
Includes: all fibers and handout, as well as in-class use of ball winder, niddy-noddy, and lazy kate. For an additional $10, students may borrow a spinning wheel and bobbins for use in class
Max Participants: 7

When:
Saturday Nov 5 9:30-12:00pm and 1:00-3:30pm
Sunday Nov 6 9:00-11:30am and 12:30-3:00pm
Workshop Room 1

Instructor: Marcia Weinert of Undeniably Loopy undeniablyloopy@gmail.com

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Begin to Spin! (Sat AM)
Begin to Spin! (Sat AM)
$75.00
Begin to Spin! (Sat PM)
Begin to Spin! (Sat PM)
$75.00
Begin to Spin! (Sun AM)
Begin to Spin! (Sun AM)
$75.00
Begin to Spin! (Sun PM)
Begin to Spin! (Sun PM)
$75.00

Button Snowflakes: Buttons Beyond the Cardigan

Description: Create beauty beyond with buttons beyond the cardigan. Beginners and beyond will learn skills to create a beautiful button snowflake. Easily transferable tips and tricks for project success. Makes an elegant gift, and all materials will be provided and curated by me (Kim - Affordably Crafty). Find me here on social media https://linktr.ee/AffordablyCrafty

Cost: $45
Material Fee: $25 (paid to instructor at the class)
Includes: embroidery hoop, assorted buttons, cloth needle, thread scissors, templates
Max Participants: 12

When:
Saturday Nov 5 11:30-12:30pm
Workshop Room 2

Instructor: Susan Muldoon of Redux For You suemuldoon@suemuldoonimages.com

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Button Snowflake (Sat)
Button Snowflake (Sat)
$45.00

Corded Wool Stool

Description: Corded Wool is a great class for kids and first-timers to learn the skill of rush weave. The wool is colorful, tactile and forgiving. It is easy to learn the concept of rush with this material. Because it is so warm and fuzzy, it is fun to work with and there is a fast sense of accomplishment. Wool is available in many colors or natural.

Cost: $55
Material Fee: $40 (paid to instructor at the class)
Includes: stool, rush, water buckets, staplers
Max Participants: 12

When:
Sunday Nov 6 9:30-11:30am
Workshop Room 4

Instructor: Susan Muldoon of Redux For You suemuldoon@suemuldoonimages.com

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Corded Wool Stool (Sun)
Corded Wool Stool (Sun)
$55.00

Fall Foliage Landscape Wool Painting

Description: Learn to "paint" with wool in this beginner friendly needle felting class. We will use wool and needle felting needles to create a two dimensional work of art. Using needle felting techniques you will learn how to draw out objects, blend colors, and use painterly techniques with wool to create a fall foliage landscape.

Cost: $40
Material Fee: $15 (paid to instructor at the class)
Includes: stool, rush, water buckets, staplers
Max Participants: 12

When:
Saturday Nov 5 1:00-3:00pm
Workshop Room 2

Instructor: Jennifer McCarthy of The Felted Bee thefeltedbee@gmail.com

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Fall Foliage Landscape Wool Painting (Sat)
Fall Foliage Landscape Wool Painting (Sat)
$40.00

Fiber Rush Stool

Description: Learn to rush a stool with fiber (paper) rush. Skills used in this class can be used to rush chairs with other materials: Pre-twisted Natural Rush, seagrass, paracord, twine, corded wool or whatever you can imagine.

Cost: $60
Material Fee: $40 (paid to instructor at the class)
Includes: stool, rush, water buckets, staplers
Max Participants: 12

When:
Saturday Nov 5 9:30-12:30pm
Workshop Room 4

Instructor: Susan Muldoon of Redux For You suemuldoon@suemuldoonimages.com

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Fiber Rush Stool (Sat)
Fiber Rush Stool (Sat)
$60.00

Heart in Hand Circular Loom Weaving

Description: Introduction to warping and weaving a circular loom. Discovering new ways to use your favorite excess yarn. How to start and end circular weaving. Ideas and examples of different projects you can make with the Heart in Hand Circular Loom. Hats, coasters, blankets, scarfs…using your own familiar techniques; crochet, knitting etc.

Cost: $20
Material Fee: $45
Includes: circular loom approx 12 inches in diameter, weaving needle, extra warp, heart ornament, inspiration yarn package
Max Participants: 10

When:
Sunday Nov 6 9:30-11:00am
Workshop Room 2

Instructor: Ashley Bartholomew of Ashly Anns Hands ashlyannshands@gmail.com

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Heart in Hand Circular Loom Weaving (Sun)
Heart in Hand Circular Loom Weaving (Sun)
$20.00

Intro to Freeform Crochet

Description: In this workshop you will tap into the Cosmic swirl of creativity and possibilities that Freeform crochet has to offer. Each participant will make at least two small freeform pieces time permitting. **Some crochet experience required**

Cost: $55
Material Fee: None
Max Participants: 10

When:
Saturday Nov 5 9:00-11:00am
Workshop Room 3

Instructor: Susan Rogers of Cosmic Kitten Crochet jskitty922@yahoo.com

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Intro to Freeform Crochet (Sat)
Intro to Freeform Crochet (Sat)
$55.00

Knitting Without Needles

Description: Knitting is a tale as old as time, but have you ever tried knitting with your arms? Beginners and experts alike will enjoy this fast and fun knitting phenomenon. At the end of the in-person/hybrid one-hour program, you will be able to cast on, make the knit stitch and bind off a scarf. Bring the kids (ages 8 and up) and grandparents for a fun intergenerational activity. Class limit is 20 people and will be taught by Bristol, CT, instructor Dawn Zillich #stitchingcoach. Participants should bring one skein Super bulky (#6) weight yarn.

Cost: $45
Material Fee: None
Max Participants: 20

When:
Sunday Nov 6 1:30-2:30pm
Workshop Room 3

Instructor: Dawn Zillich of The Stiching Coach stichingcoach@gmail.com

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Knitting Without Needles (Sun)
Knitting Without Needles (Sun)
$45.00

Let It Snow

Description: Come and enjoy making this little needle felted fellow who needs snow to grow. Great class for families to take together. Ages 15 and up. One low cost.

Cost: $60
Material Fee: None
Max Participants: 15

When:
Sunday Nov 6 11:30-1:30pm
Workshop Room 2

Instructor: Angelina Fleury of American Made Crafters by A&W

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Let It Snow (Sun)
Let It Snow (Sun)
$60.00

Needle Felted Bluebird

Description: Have you been wanting to learn to needle felt? Do you have some needle felting experience but want to learn more tips and tricks of the trade? If so join Jennifer of Going Gnome for this fun felting class. In this workshop you will learn to make a 3 dimensional form, make and attach felted pieces, and do surface decoration. Each participant will leave with a foam felting pad, 2 felting needles, and a finished bluebird of happiness.

Cost: $35
Material Fee: $20 (paid to instructor at the class)
Includes: foam felting pad, felting needles, wool
Max Participants: 18

When:
Saturday Nov 5 9:00-11:00am
Workshop Room 2

Instructor: Jennifer & Melissa VanSant of Going Gnome goinggnomefelting@gmail.com

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Needle Felted Bluebird (Sat)
Needle Felted Bluebird (Sat)
$35.00

Needle Felted Jack Frost

Description: Join Jennifer and Melissa of Going Gnome is this fun needle felting workshop! If you are new to needle felting, or want to take your skills to the next level this is a great workshop for you! Participants will learn to make a solid wool, 3 dimensional figure, make and attach felted pieces, do face detail, and finish off their Snowy Jack Frost with his beard of icy blue curly locks, and a snowy hat! Warm up your winter in this fun and creative needle felting class. Participants will leave with a completed Jack Frost (approximately 5” tall), a foam work surface, and 2 felting needles.

Cost: $45
Material Fee: $25 (paid to instructor at the class)
Includes: foam felting pad, felting needles, wool
Max Participants: 18

When:
Saturday Nov 5 11:30-2:30pm
Workshop Room 3

Instructor: Jennifer & Melissa VanSant of Going Gnome goinggnomefelting@gmail.com

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Needle Felted Jack Frost (Sat)
Needle Felted Jack Frost (Sat)
$45.00

Needle Felted Rock Monster

Description: This needle felted rock monster is a great way to jump into needle felting! Join Jennifer and Melissa of Going Gnome and make this cool project out of wool. In this class participants will learn to make a three dimensional felted form, make and attach felted pieces to one another, and do surface decoration. This is a great class for absolute beginners, but has plenty to offer those with needle felting experience. Each participant with leave with a finished Rock Monster (approximately 3” tall), a foam work surface and 2 felting needles.

Cost: $35
Material Fee: $20 (paid to instructor at the class)
Includes: foam felting pad, felting needles, wool
Max Participants: 18

When:
Sunday Nov 6 9:00-11:00am
Workshop Room 3

Instructor: Jennifer & Melissa VanSant of Going Gnome goinggnomefelting@gmail.com

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Needle Felted Rock Monster (Sun)
Needle Felted Rock Monster (Sun)
$35.00

Oxford Punch for Advanced Beginners

Description: This class is ideal for students who have tried Oxford Punch Needle and would like a slightly more advanced project and some new skills. We will be working on a hoop and making a 6x6 inch trivet. Simple design, on monks cloth. We will review basic stitches, try #10 regular needle and #10 fine needle. Students will be able to try punching strips of wool through the punch needle as well as rug yarn. Instruction for completing the trivet will be provided.

Cost: $55
Material Fee: $20 (paid to instructor at the class)
Includes: equipment and supplies will be provided for class use. Kits, yarn, backing materials, hoops and frames and Oxford punch needles will be available for sale at completion of class
Max Participants: 16

When:
Saturday Nov 5 1:00-3:00pm
Workshop Room 5

Instructor: Marcy Young of My Sisters Fabric and Fiber mysistersfandf@mail.com

Tickets

Oxford Punch for Advanced Beginners (Sat)
Oxford Punch for Advanced Beginners (Sat)
$55.00

Oxford Punch for Beginners

Description: Students will learn the basic skills for the Oxford Punch Needle for making rugs and other projects. A learners project of a framed simple design will be started. Students will learn equipment and materials required, needle use, simple stitch techniques. Methods to finish projects will be demonstrated. Many uses for a variety of projects will be reviewed including rugs, pillows, chair pads and many more.

Cost: $55
Material Fee: $20 (paid to instructor at the class)
Includes: all class supplies will be provided for class use. Kits, frames, hoops, Oxford punch needles, yarn and other supplies will be available for purchase at completion of class
Max Participants: 16

When:
Saturday Nov 5 9:30-12:00pm
Workshop Room 5

Instructor: Marcy Young of My Sisters Fabric and Fiber mysistersfandf@mail.com

Tickets

Oxford Punch for Beginners (Sat)
Oxford Punch for Beginners (Sat)
$55.00

Reed Snowflake

Description: Fun for the winter in any color. Used as a decoration or tree-topper. Colors are only as limited as your imagination. We will make 2 different size snowflakes. Also beautiful in spring colors. Fun for any season!

Cost: $60
Material Fee: $30 (paid to instructor at the class)
Includes: reed, water buckets, instructions
Max Participants: 12

When:
Sunday Nov 6 12:00-3:00pm
Workshop Room 4

Instructor: Susan Muldoon of Redux For You suemuldoon@suemuldoonimages.com

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Reed Snowflakes (Sun)
Reed Snowflakes (Sun)
$60.00

Simpler Sisu Sock Heel Technique

Description: Want to knit socks, but intimidated by the whole heel flap/gusset/pick-up/decrease situation? Or, just want to learn a new and faster way to knit socks? Learn the Simpler Sisu Sock technique to make a quick, easy, fully-shaped heel for super comfortable socks! The workshop will cover the heel technique, so having a sock cuff, or a 30-stitch swatch ready is recommended.

Cost: $55
Material Fee: None
Max Participants: 20

When:
Saturday Nov 5 3:00-5:00pm
Workshop Room 3

Instructor: Jill Tamminen of Knit Sisu knitsisu@gmail.com

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Simpler Sisu Sock Heel Technique (Sat)
Simpler Sisu Sock Heel Technique (Sat)
$55.00

Shaker Cheese Basket

Description: Follow in the footsteps of the Shakers making functional, utilitarian and beautiful baskets. The hexagonal shape is sturdy and airy. Color choices will be available.

Cost: $65
Material Fee: $25 (paid to instructor at the class)
Includes: reed, water buckets, instructions
Max Participants: 12

When:
Saturday Nov 5 1:00-5:00pm
Workshop Room 4

Instructor: Susan Muldoon of Redux For You suemuldoon@suemuldoonimages.com

Tickets

Shaker Cheese Basket (Sat)
Shaker Cheese Basket (Sat)
$65.00

Soap Felting Workshop

Description: Felted Soaps are both functional and beautiful; a soap and a washcloth all in one. This class will cover the best types of wool for felting on soap, hand blending wool and wet felting soap.

Cost: $25
Material Fee: $25 (paid to instructor at the class)
Includes: goat milk soap, roving, bubble wrap, water basin/bucket, paper towels
Max Participants: 25

When:
Saturday Nov 5 3:30-4:30pm
Workshop Room 5

Instructor: Nancy Butler of Lyric Hill Farm lyrichillfarm@yahoo.com

Tickets

Soap Felting
Soap Felting
$25.00

Spice Up Your Work: Fiber Craftw/ Beads & Bobbles

Description: Spice up your work by learning versatile and varied techniques for crafting with beads and other bobbles. Spanning the gamut from Holiday Dazzle to more subtle methods of embellishment. All materials (with fee) except crochet hook and / or knitting needles will be provided and curated by me (Kim - Affordably Crafty). Find me here on my social media. https://linktr.ee/AffordablyCrafty

Cost: $45
Material Fee: $15 (paid to instructor at the class)
Includes: beads of asst. shapes/sizes, sequins of asst. shapes/sizes, bobbles of asst. shapes/sizes, beading needle, scissors, skein of sock yarn
Max Participants: 12

When:
Saturday Nov 5 3:30-4:30pm
Workshop Room 2

Instructor: Kimberly Richard of Affordably Crafty affordablycrafty@gmail.com

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Spice Up Your Work: Wool Crafting with Beads and Bobbles (Sat)
Spice Up Your Work: Wool Crafting with Beads and Bobbles (Sat)
$45.00

Wool Felt Applique Ornaments

Description: All participants will receive a complete ready to make kit from Rachel's of Greenwood for the "Christmas Critters," along with embroidery needles. During the class the focus will be on tips and tricks for wool felt applique and we will begin working on the reindeer mitten to start. Scissors, patterns, pins, and glue will be available for use by attendees. All six ornaments will not be completed in class and attendees will take home the kit and embroidery needles to complete at home

Cost: $15
Material Fee: $60 (paid to instructor at the class)
Includes: ornament kit, wool felt, DMC floss, needles, and stuffing - all enough to make 6 total ornaments
Max Participants: 10

When:
Sunday Nov 6 12:30-2:30pm
Workshop Room 5

Instructor: Linda Perry of LKP Crafts perrylk2001@yahoo.com

Tickets

Wool Felt Applique Ornaments (Sun)
Wool Felt Applique Ornaments (Sun)
$15.00
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