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Please Note: Any materials fee needs to be paid to the instructor at the beginning of the workshop. Please be sure to check in 15 minutes before the start of the class.


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Oxford Punch Lamb Ornament

November 3 | 9:30 - 11 am
Location: Workshop 1
Instructor: Kathy Donovan of Checkmate Farm

About
Skill Level: Beginner
Cost: $15
Join us for this simple introduction into Punch needle rug hooking. Great for beginners and for those that may already be familiar with punch needle rug hooking. Great for beginners and for those that may already be familiar with punch needle rug hooking. We will be creating this quick little lamb ornament using thick wool rug yarn wool rug yarn and the size 10 regular Oxford punch needle. Your kit will include supplies for the ornament, (design on monk's cloth-yarn, and embellishments), You will complete the lamb in class. The lamb is 4" x 6".

Materials
Fee: $15
The fee covers the kit which includes the pattern, yarn and embellishments.

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Begin to Spin!

November 3 | 9:30 - 11:30am
Location: Workshop 2
Instructor: Marcia Weinert

About
Skill Level: Beginner
Cost: $40
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!

Materials
Fee: $10
The fee covers all fiber and handouts, as well as in-class use of ball winder, niddy-noddy and lazy kate. Bring a treadle-driven wheel in good working condition, with at least two bobbins. For an additional $10, students may borrow a spinning wheel and bobbins for use in class. Please let us know if you need to borrow a loaner wheel.

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Harmony Santa

November 3 | 10 - 1 pm
Location: Workshop 2
Instructor: Susan Rice of Bartlett Yarns

About
Skill Level: Basic/Intermediate
Cost: $20
Create an adorable needle felted Santa using the cookie cutter method by Bartlett Yarns. This charming ornament is personalized by the maker and can be cherished for years. Make one in class and take it home.

Materials
Fee: $25
Complete kit which includes block, needles, cutter, roving and embellishments.

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Rigid Heddle Weaving

November 3 | 10am - 1pm
Location: Workshop 4
Instructor: Jill Staubitz of Hartford Artisans Weaving Center

About
Skill Level: Beginner
Cost: $65
Rigid Heddle looms are perfect for knitters or anyone with the desire to weave! Class will focus on a quick and easy way to warp your rigid heddle loom. You will weave a sample once your loom is warped. We will discuss which yarns work best on a rigid heddle, and learn the difference between the 8, 10 and 12 dent heddles. We'll talk about various projects ideas that you can make with your loom.

Materials
Fee: $5
Instructor will provide detailed handouts, header yarn, paper for winding on, and several novelty yarns to add to your warp. Students will pay an out-of-pocket fee of $5 for provided supplies. Schacht 15" Cricket looms will be available to rent, with the option to purchase at 10% discount. (Weavers bringing their own looms- please bring warping peg, clamps, threading hook, shuttle and 8 dent heddle).

Students should bring approximately 200 yards of a 2-ply worsted weight wool/wool blend, Paton's Worsted Wool is easily available at craft srores and is great practice yarn. Bring measuring tape, scissors, pen, and paper. If renting, please let me know ahead of time and I will have a loom set up for you.


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Simple Bookmark

November 3 | 12 - 1:30 pm
Location: Workshop 2
Instructor: Aimee Gilbert of Knitting with Aimee at Hemlock Knoll

About
Level: Beginner
Cost: $10
Learn to cast on, to make the knit stitch, bind off and add fringe.

Materials
Fee: $0
Students should bring size 7 knitting needles

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