Fiber College of Maine 2016

Searsport, Maine
Wednesday, September 07, 2016
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Wednesday/Thursday Immersion Classes 

Two-day classes run 9 AM to 4 PM both days.
Enjoy a catered lunch at the beach or bring your own.

 

Breakthrough Knitting with Katharine Cobey

Katharine has taught for the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Penland School of Crafts, Split Rock Arts Program, Vogue Live, New England Knitting Lab, Surface Design Association, and many museums and arts programs around the country.  It is our pleasure to have her in residence at Fiber College.

Katharine Cobey Knitting Fiber College

"This class is a chance for knitters at all levels to pause and add perspective to their work. Come and work with Maine’s Master Craft Artist, Katharine Cobey, take a chance on logic dancing with creativity, by studying the structures and theory of knitting and what amazing things they can do together.

Now that you can knit, understanding how knitting hangs together can illuminate what you already know how to do.

Most of us learned to knit by imitating gestures. Then, when we could knit and purl, we began finding pictures of projects in magazines and books that we wanted to make. We were learning, but by happenchance. One sweater might teach cabling or knitting below.  A Sock pattern might teach short rows. A diagonally knit scarf might teach decreases and increases. If we were very fortunate, we were introduced to Elizabeth Zimmerman’s books, Barbara Walker's four volumes of stitch patterns, and Mary Thomas' two knitting books.  But it was mostly luck when we learned things.

Only a few of us had the time or guidance to make a systematic study of knitting.  This Fiber College two day class gives us the opportunity to go back and explore the basic structures of knitting. And that can explain how unique knitting is, as well as plugging some of the holes that our erratic knitting experience has left us with."  ~ Katharine


Everyone who can knit a swatch is welcome...you'll learn according to your knowledge base.

You can find Katharine on line at www.KatharineCobey.com
 (details)
Students should bring:
Bring a notebook etc., and a collection of straight, circular and double pointed needles in a size you like working with. For ease in visibility Katharine suggests larger needles and light colored yarns. If you start your sample before class with 10 – 20, 20 – 30 stitches rows it will save us time.

There is no materials fee.



Add to calendarWednesday, September 07, 2016 9:00 AM - Thursday, September 08, 2016 4:00 PM (Eastern Time)
$259.00

Tunic Time with Kimberli MacKay

After 20 yrs as a fashion designer and milliner, Kimberli's found it wonderful to change gears back into more teaching these past few years. She has also enjoyed her career shift into the home sewing industry as she maneuvers the world of Sewing Machine manufacturing!

Kimberli MacKay Fiber College

"Learn how to transform a blouse/top pattern into a tunic that hits you where you like! We will make a great raglan sleeved tunic (two elbow or 3/4 length sleeve options- flutter or blousy with elastic at cuff) with neck band and back box pleat. Come make your perfect tunic!"  ~ Kimberli

Basic sewing skills assumed

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Students should bring:
Sewing Machine in Good Order, Machine needles, bobbins
2-1/2 yd fabric 
optional 1/2 yd fabric for contrast neck band
Thread to match
Sewing supplies: fabric scissors, pins, seam ripper, tape measure, pattern weights*
Paper scissors, scotch tape


For a $10 materials fee, Kimberli will provide:
Pattern for you to keep
irons
ironing boards
Rulers
Pens/pencils
Pattern paper if needed
* teacher will have some pattern weights
fun


You can find Kimberli MacKay on line at http://theMacKayWay.com 
Add to calendarWednesday, September 07, 2016 9:00 AM - Thursday, September 08, 2016 4:00 PM (Eastern Time)
$259.00

Flute Making with Hawk Henries

Hawk Henries is a member of the Chaubunagungamaug Nipmuck, a people indigenous to what is now southern New England. He has been composing original music and making Eastern Woodland flutes using only hand tools and fire for over twenty 25 years. 

Bamboo Flute Class Workshop Hawk Henries Fiber College

"We will be constructing our flutes out of bamboo in this workshop. It’s a wonderful material that allows us to focus on the functional aspects of flute making. We will only be using hand tools such as carving knives, various types of files, sandpapers, and fire (torch). The workshop will be tailored to each person's level of experience, allowing you to flow at your own pace. It is my hope is that participants will finish with the confidence and inspiration to apply these same techniques to creating flutes of their own."  ~ Hawk

Everyone may participate.

You can find Hawk Henries on line at http://hawkhenries.com
 (details)
Students should bring:
a smile and any favorite wood working tools

For a $15 materials fee, Hawk will provide:
* bamboo
* carving knives
* various sized files
* various grades of sand paper
* propane torches
* ties for saddles

You can find Hawk Henries on line at http://hawkhenries.com

Add to calendarWednesday, September 07, 2016 9:00 AM - Thursday, September 08, 2016 4:00 PM (Eastern Time)
$259.00

Eco-Printing with Amelia Poole

Amelia is an artist raised by scientists who brings her love of fibers and textiles, botany, chemistry, and history to her teaching and textile art. She received an MFA in Woven Textile Design and Construction from the Surrey Institute of Art and Design, Farnham, Surrey, UK. Her work can be seen in galleries on the Blue Hill Peninsula in Maine. She shows her work at Fine Craft Shows and teaches throughout New England. Amelia Poole works from her shop and studio, Ecouture Textiles, in Brooksville, Maine.

amelia poole eco printing Fiber College

Foraged Color - The Art and Science of Eco-Color

"Eco-printing, natural dyes, and connections to slow stitch - each provides a connection to nature and mindful living in our world of cyber-speed.

In this two-day intensive, we will create eco-prints on linen, cotton, silk, wool, and paper to learn the art and science of eco-printing. Create simple or complex botanical images, colors, and patterns using only local plant material! These glorious pieces are beautiful on their own or embellished with slow-stitch techniques. (Please see Donna Johnson's Saturday class.)

We will also experiment with a variety of contact dyeing methods to create plain or variegated threads for stitching.

Students are encouraged to bring some of their own textiles and threads to dye (please contact Amelia for pre-mordanting information and further details). 

We will NOT be focused on making a finished product - but will create a body of exquisite textiles and threads with which to create your next masterpiece!

Day 1: Intro to methods of eco-printing and thread dyeing using pre-mordanted/prepared materials. 

Day 2: Expand upon and explore your favorite materials and techniques!"  ~ Amelia

Everyone may participate

 (details)
Students should bring:
a pair of sharp scissors, dish washing gloves. If desired, skeins of your favorite sewing or embroidery thread in natural or light colors.

For a $35 materials fee, Amelia will provide:
Everything you'll need for Day 1.  
On Day 2 you may purchase 
additional prepared materials (used on day 1) that will be available from the instructor.

You can find Amelia on line at http://ecouturetextilestudio.com

Add to calendarWednesday, September 07, 2016 9:00 AM - Thursday, September 08, 2016 4:00 PM (Eastern Time)
$259.00

Weaving Trim with Daryl Lancaster

Cancelled Between the sewing machine and the loom, Daryl's journey in the fiber arts has taken over 45 years. From an alterations business at 15, to production hand-woven clothing, to custom art to wear, her work has covered, adorned, and embellished the female body for as long as she can remember. The skills she has developed sewing unusual fabrics, such as handwovens, and the years of experience fitting the female body have made for an interesting combination of material to offer in her ever popular workshops



"No weaving experience necessary! The inkle loom is portable, easy to warp, easy to weave off, and makes beautiful narrow belts and bands. We will be exploring supplemental weft for Chanel type trim and 2:1 pick-up for more design options. Inkle Looms are available for a modest rental, with the option to purchase."  ~ Daryl

Everyone may participate

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Students should bring:
Scissors.  Students may bring their own loom but they should check with Daryl first.

For a $30 materials fee, Daryl will provide:
All materials needed including loom, perle cotton and supplemental weft and a full color handout.  Looms may be purchased later for $66 minus the $10 rental.  If you bring a Daryl approved loom, the materials fee will be $20.

You can find Daryl Lancaster on line at http://www.daryllancaster.com

Add to calendarWednesday, September 07, 2016 9:00 AM - Thursday, September 08, 2016 4:00 PM (Eastern Time)
$259.00

Maine Sea Dragon with Amy Felske

Amy Felske is one of the most sparkling, creative, inspirational, and funny women we've ever had the pleasure of hosting at Fiber College...she's so talented that we can't begin to list all of her skills but suffice it to say that if you want to create whimsy, luscious characters, or a mythical delight...Amy is the mentor you're looking for.

Amy Felske Soft Sculpture Dragon Fiber College

"Create a Maine Sea Dragon. Over the course of two days, you will create a beautiful sea dragon made from batik fabrics, sumptuous beads, pearls, and shimmering silks. You will learn to use armature wire to add support and structure to a pre-sewn dragon body. You will sew two-piece fins and learn how to armature wings and fins. Various beading techniques will be used to embellish the dragon."  ~ Amy

Everyone may participate.

 (details)
Students should bring:
embroidery scissors, any special embellishments that will make your dragon meaningful, and a smile.  Extra kits (including babies!) will be available for purchase in class and at Amy's vending booth.

For a $50 materials fee, Amy will provide:
sewing machines to share and a kit with everything you need in a variety of color ways. 


Add to calendarWednesday, September 07, 2016 9:00 AM - Thursday, September 08, 2016 4:00 PM (Eastern Time)
$259.00

Felted Boots with Susie Stephenson

Susie is the author of Designing and Hooking Primitive Rugs and owner of Stephenson Fiber Arts. In addition to teaching fiber arts classes far and wide (the latest was in Denmark) she has led fiber arts cruises to Alaska, Spain, Italy, Greece, and Turkey.  She raises fiber animals, dyes their fleece, and turns it all into magic that she generously shares with her students.

felted boots susie stephenson Fiber College

"Nothing is cosier than wool slippers or better yet, felted boots!  On day one, learn to wet felt, use a resist, and work with a variety of tools and techniques to speed the process and embellish their creations. On day two the fun continues as you learn to needle felt, embroider, and embellish your footwear to create wearable art that will have all of your friends and family pushing for a pair of their own."  ~ Susie

Everyone may participate.

 (details)
Students should bring:
Washboard and a foot tracing (if the slippers are for someone else)

For a $35 materials fee, Susie will provide:
  • enough wool ( in a variety of colors) for a pair of slippers, extra wool will be for sale if you'd like to make boots
  • Leather, felting stones and other useful tools

You can find Susie Stephenson on line at http://stephensonfiberarts.com 

Add to calendarWednesday, September 07, 2016 9:00 AM - Thursday, September 08, 2016 4:00 PM (Eastern Time)
$259.00

Chain Mail or Chainemaille with Steve Schreurs

Steve has been studying and making chain mail for over 20 years...it started as a shared passion for Dungeons and Dragons with his two sons. 

chain mail chainemaille

"This class will provide excellent knowledge and experience for beginner and intermediate level students. It will also be a good refresher for more advanced students. You will learn the process of chainmail construction from bare wire to finished product. We will start with how to wind wire into coils of rings and then cut the coils into rings. The class will have several projects that lead the you from basic weaving of chainmail fabric to completing a pouch project using several weaving techniques. The class includes instruction on two of the three styles of chainmail weaving (European and Asian weaves). In addition, the class will cover basic inlay pattern techniques. For the inlays, we will be using metals of different colors like steel and copper." ~ Steve


Everyone may participate

 (details)
Students should bring:
a smile 

For a $15 materials fee, Steve will provide:
everything you need to succeed in your project



Add to calendarWednesday, September 07, 2016 9:00 AM - Thursday, September 08, 2016 4:00 PM (Eastern Time)
$259.00

Friday All Day Classes

 

Cotton Preparation & Spinning: from Boll to Yarn with Catharine Salamon

Catharine knows how to spin and she proved it to the world when she was awarded the Best in Show San Diego Fair 2015 in the: Spinning, Weaving, Sewing, and Felting category. She studied four years and received the Master Spinner Certificate Program from Olds College.

spin cotton Fiber College Catharine Salamon

"Cotton is a wonderful fiber. It's absorbent and durable, cool for hot summers, comes in many natural colors, and can easily be dyed. It also has great drape and is moth resistant. This class will demonstrate the preparation of cotton bolls, bowing the cotton as done by the Ahka hill tribes in Thailand, and then carding into punis. Everyone will have the opportunity to prepare the fibers and spin. Spinning will be demonstrated on Tahkli spindle, Charka, and Ahka spindle. A knowledge of spindle spinning is needed. Finishing techniques will also be covered. Different forms of cotton will be given to each student for practice.  

The end goal is to have a small skein of two ply yarn. Students will know how to make their own bow for preparing cotton."  ~ Catharine


Basic Skills Assumed

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Students should bring:
their favorite light support spindle and bowl. Tahklis and bowls will be available for purchase in class. If you have fine fiber cards, or cotton carders you are welcome to bring them but not required.

For a $5 materials fee, Catharine will provide:
Cotton bolls, "Easy to Spin" cotton roving, and preparation and spinning equipment for students to use.


Add to calendarFriday, September 09, 2016 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (Eastern Time)
$139.00

Nature's Palette with Jackie Ottino

Jackie lives on the coast of Maine, where she does fiber things full time, whether it be creating colors and yarns for her own, and several other Maine based yarn lines, or by teaching workshops. She loves natural dyes because of the chemistry, and loves Fiber college because of the ocean.

natural dye jackie ottino graf Fiber College

"Natural dyeing 101. This fun and informative workshop covers a little bit of everything to get you started dyeing with natural dyes. We will go over fiber selection and prep, mordanting, foraging for dyestuffs, and working with exotic imported extracts. We will create a full rainbow on wool yarn, with a few extras."  ~ Jackie

Everyone Can Participate

 (details)
Students should bring:
note taking materials, hand work (optional) for down time, long dish washing gloves


For a $40 materials fee, Jackie will provide:
USA DK merino that I like, we do around 15 colors, total of 450-500 yards, dyes, and dye equipment



Add to calendarFriday, September 09, 2016 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (Eastern Time)
$139.00

Friday Morning Classes

 

Mini Basket with Tina Puckett

Tina is grateful for the opportunity to be a professional fiber artist for over 30 years. Some of the highlights of her career have been teaching weaving in Denmark and winning an award/showing her work in South Korea. She's been in top art and craft shows all across the USA and has won many awards. Tina has received a large commission for a children's hospital in El Paso, Texas, has been in several publications, and on television.

Tina Puckett basket Fiber College

"In two hours, learn to create a delicate bowl with bittersweet vines and sea grass.  Perfect for holding your treasures, your wishes, and memories of your travels" ~ Tina

Everyone can participate.

 (details)
Students should bring:
a smile


For a $10 materials fee, Tina will provide:
Everything you need to make your own mini bowl



Add to calendarFriday, September 09, 2016 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Eastern Time)
$59.00

Embroidered Cuffs with Mary DeLano
Mary DeLano is a multi-lingual fiber artist who loves color, texture, and recycling. Mary devotes most of her time to making wool rugs and embroidered wool applique pieces, and continually learns new techniques to integrate into her work. This year she is sharing a colorful recycled rug technique and two small projects that use embroidery to create wearable art.

embroidered cuff Delano Fiber College

"Do you have a stash of ribbons, buttons, beads, and lace? Perhaps treasures from your grandmother, or just bits and pieces that were so beautiful you couldn’t pass them up? Come put your stash to good use in this delightful little project. We will hand embroider ribbons and lace to a backing using simple embroidery stitches and lots of beads and buttons. You will take home a delightful little cuff that will no doubt inspire you to make more. This project can be easily adapted to beginning, as well as more advanced stitchers." ~ Mary

Everyone can participate.

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Students should bring:
From your stash – ribbons, buttons, beads, and/or lace to use in your project and to share, scissors, and needles. You don’t need to buy any embellishments that you don’t have; there will be plenty to share; and stash sharing is at least half the fun of the class.



For a $5 materials fee, Mary will provide:
backing for cuff and a large variety of embroidery threads to try.



Add to calendarFriday, September 09, 2016 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Eastern Time)
$69.00

Hex B Going/Hex B Gone~  Slow Stitch Quilting for a Fast Paced World with Sharon Fischer

Sharon is a lifelong color addict with no intention to reform. She gets her fixes in fabric, paint, dye, and yarn. She uses these media and multiple techniques individually and in combination in her own work. In addition to quilting, she is an avid hand stitcher and embroiderer. Her work has been featured in Cookie Magazine, Partners & Spade Gallery, Soho, and on the Martha Stewart Show.



"Paper piecing (English Paper Piecing or EPP) is addictive, portable, and has endless design possibilities. It's great way to use up those tiny scraps you can't bear to part with or to selectively use yardage for unusual results. In this class we'll explore multiple means to an end -- there are at least three different techniques for each step in the process -- once you've tried them all, you can choose the technique that suits you. The class project will be a single "quiltlet" that can be used as part of a larger quilt-as-you-go (always complete) project or as stand-alone coaster/mug rug." ~ Sharon

Everyone can participate.

 (details)
Students should bring:
Scissors fabric and paper.
rotary cutter and cutting mat (optional)
needles
neutral colored thread
Extra scraps and fabric (optional)


For a $12 materials fee, Sharon will provide:
Precut fabric pieces, batting and paper pieces.




Add to calendarFriday, September 09, 2016 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (Eastern Time)
$79.00

Buttons, Pendants & Beads (AM session) with Conni Whittaker

Conni has been a potter for 15 years and a fiber fanatic for 50. She sewed most all of her clothes growing up and her son's until he turned 7. She dabbles in everything fiber related: weaving, spinning, dying, mostly quilting, and is reteaching herself clothing construction. AND she loves buttons. She once sewed over 200 buttons onto a quilt. 

pottery buttons Fiber College

"What better way to finish your sweater, shawl, hat or other fiber piece than to top it with an original button of your own making. Create a pendant to turn into a custom necklace or use it as a zipper pull on your handbag or jacket. In this class, you will roll out the clay and cut it with cookie cutters or a knife into shapes of your choice. You will be embellishing your buttons by stamping or pushing the clay into molds and then glazing (painting) them to coordinate with a finished piece or to serve as inspiration for your next fiber project. I will fire our day’s work in my electric kiln (6-8 hours to fire to 2000 degrees F, 12-24 hours to cool) and have them ready to pick up on Sunday morning. Not going to be around on Sunday? I can mail them to you. Students will come away with 1-3 dozen buttons depending on the size and time spent on each." ~ Conni

Everyone can participate.

 (details)
Students should bring:
a smile


For a $5 materials fee, Conni will provide:
Everything you need



Add to calendarFriday, September 09, 2016 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (Eastern Time)
$79.00

Photo Haiku Postcards with Beverly Army Williams and Gale Zucker

Beverly learned to crochet at age 7 and hasn’t stopped making ever since. Her curiosity has led her to experiment with all sorts of stitching, and her current favorite crafting is garment making—by hand, Alabama Chanin style, or using her 24-year-old Kenmore. Beverly integrates writing and crafting in “Artifacts,” a multi-modal diagrammed sentence cycle about the complexities of being childfree.

Gale is a well known photographer in the fiber world. You may recognize her name from all the photo credits she's amassed. She counts as the highlight of her career, the pleasure of meeting and photographing so many talented knitwear designers, dyers, and fiber farmers in the course of her work over the past decade. Also--her photo was on the cover of Vogue Knitting that went into Oscar Award Nominees' Swag Bags at the Academy Awards this year in Hollywood. How crazy is that?


Haiku Postcard Fiber College Zucker Army Williams

"Ready to find the poetry in your photography? In this project based workshop Gale will start off with tips to help you create better pictures before you head out on a fun photo challenge. You’ll choose 2-3 of your favorite images as springboards to write modern haiku. Afraid of writing?  When you get back Beverly will share examples and lead you through prompts for writing your own poems. Leave with 2-3 postcards to remind you of Fiber College or to send out into the world!" ~ Gale & Beverly

Everyone can participate.

You can find Gale at http://www.galezucker.com 
You can find Beverly at http://www.pomogolightly.com
 (details)
Students should bring:
paper scissors, a digital camera that's fully charged, charger, memory card for recording images.
Using your smartphone/iphone camera is fine


For a $5 materials fee, Gale and Beverly will provide:
Postcards, photo printing, glue




Add to calendarFriday, September 09, 2016 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (Eastern Time)
$79.00

Crochet Jewelry with Carolee Withee

Carolee loves to crochet, quilt, embroider, and create multimedia projects fashioned after the Victorian crazy quilts. As a young girl she learned the pleasure of a hook and needle and took her tools and current project wherever she went. Carolee creates special motifs in crochet and will teach you to use simple, inexpensive, portable tools to create beautiful lace for jewelry and embellishment.

crochet jewelry Fiber College

"When I was a child my grandmother taught me to crochet. At that time people made pillow case edgings and doilies, and for those with special skills, tablecloths, and bedspreads. So imagine my delight when I discovered that one can make crocheted jewelry! Colorful, lacy, beaded bracelets and earrings can be created in an afternoon; ready to match your favorite outfit for an evening on the town. These unique bracelets and earrings make thoughtful individualized gifts." ~ Carolee

Projects will be geared towards beginner and intermediate students.

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Students should bring:
crochet hooks and your choice of threads. Carolee uses and wants you to bring a #10 (1.3 mm) steel hook for the crochet and a #12 (1 mm, really small) steel hook to attach beads; and # 8 pearl cotton thread. Steel crochet hooks are easily found in craft stores. 


For a minimal materials fee:
Carolee will bring 
several colors of pearl cotton, printed directions, and bead choices. She will have a couple extra crochet hooks but students should bring their own. 



Add to calendarFriday, September 09, 2016 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (Eastern Time)
$79.00

Two at a time Socks with Heather Davis

Heather has been knitting, teaching knitting, and designing her own patterns for personal use for over 25 years. In addition to knitting, she has dabbled in spinning, dyeing, crochet, weaving, macrame, embroidery, sewing garments, quilting, felting, fabric sculpture art installations, and basket making.



"Learn how to knit a pair (or two!) of socks at one time, from the toe up, using one pair of circular needles with an extra long cable. Knitting both socks together makes for a perfectly matched pair that are completed at the same time without running out of yarn. Knit a pair of baby socks during class in order to practice casting on, toes shaping, heel turning, cuffs, and casting off. Start a pair for yourself, too!" ~ Heather

Basic Skills Assumed

You can see more of Heather's knitting projects at: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/heatherroses
 (details)
Students should bring:
1 pair of circular needles, size 1 or 2 (2.25 mm - 3.0 mm) with a 40" cable and a skein of light colored NOT variegated yarn

OR For a $10 materials fee, Heather will provide:
One skein of fingerling weight sock yarn in a light plain color at least 200 yards and a circular needle





Add to calendarFriday, September 09, 2016 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (Eastern Time)
$79.00

Wool Crazy Quilt with Rose Ann Hunter

Rose Ann has been an artist in residence at Old Sturbridge Village and the Grand Balsams Resort Hotel. She has taught at national conferences around the country and is best known for her infectious joy, nurturing teaching style . . . and her solid skills in all things created with a needle and thread.

crazy quilt wool Fiber College

"Crazy quilts became popular in the early 1800's and each is as much about embroidery and embellishments as it is about quilting itself. You will learn to repurpose random pieces of wool cloth into something useful. We will make a colorful square and then use basic embroidery stitches to lay down our work that quilts itself. We will applique colonial flowers and large rabbits running through our piece or other motifs as you choose. It can be completed into a pillow, a piece of art, or become your first block of a larger heirloom piece." ~ Rose Ann

Everyone can participate.

 (details)
Students should bring:
a smile and a pair of sharp scissors


For a $20 materials fee, Rose Ann will provide:
A kit with wool cloth, wool threads, sewing needles, and a pattern



Add to calendarFriday, September 09, 2016 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (Eastern Time)
$79.00

Treat your Fiber Tools to a Burning Experience with Lauri Troutman

Cancelled Lauri began her fiber obsessions in 1980 when she knit display sweaters for the Windsor Button Shop. Her interests and skills include knitting, spinning, penny rugs, felting, quilting, and decorating objects such as containers and spinning wheels.  Her life experiences continue to shape her and Butch and Sundance, the angora rabbit duo keep her smiling.

woodburn spinning wheel Fiber College

"Have you ever wanted to decorate or embellish your spinning wheel? This class will demonstrate on sample wood how you can prepare and decorate your spinning wheel, drop spindle, rug hooking frame or other wood surface. Everyone will have the opportunity to work on a sample of wood to play with design, color, and explore your own style. You will be given information about copyright and some resources for copyright free designs. Techniques for embellishments will include wood burning, decoupage with batik fabric, simple doodling, and painting. No art experience is necessary! It is about the adventure of exploring your own creativity." ~ Lauri

Everyone can participate.

 (details)
Students should bring:
tools that have been yearning for embellishment

For a $20 materials fee, Lauri will provide:
all of the materials used during the class including wood for embellishing, ultra-fine point permanent markers, scissor, carbon paper, batik fabric, coloring books, hot glue guns, and wood burning tools.




Add to calendarFriday, September 09, 2016 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (Eastern Time)
$79.00

Fiber Mache Basket with Jeanne Seronde Perkins

Jeanne works primarily collaging different kinds of paper that she's colored with dyes, wax crayons, and paints. From time to time, she makes a foray into 3-D using papers, silk and other fibers w/ paper mache to build stars, creatures, and nest-like baskets.

multi media bowl Fiber College

"We'll build freeform baskets out of a variety of textured, colorful materials: yarns, string & metallic thread, fabric scraps & recycled festive papers, grasses, birchbark, and lichen, using cornstarch glue to hold it all together." ~ Jeanne

Everyone can participate.

 (details)
Students should bring:
Beloved texture and color filled bits & pieces of paper &/or cloth impossible to throw out, perfect for embellishment as well as construction. Beads, feathers, buttons


For a $5 materials fee, Jeanne will provide:
Yarn, paper, fabric, and above mentioned items. Also provided are cornstarch glue & basic form making supplies: masking tape, newspaper, & bubble wrap.



Add to calendarFriday, September 09, 2016 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM (Eastern Time)
$69.00

Friday Afternoon Classes

 

Handmade Cards featuring Tea Bag Folding with Deborah Dutton

Deb has a myriad of experience in various artistic and creative areas. As a semi-retired graphic designer, her time spent in her studio these days is mostly hers to create what she loves. Paper, pens, pencils, watercolors are her favorites. She loves doing calligraphy and is on the board of the Houston Calligraphy Guild so she's constantly learning and being challenged. 

handmade card tea bag folded Fiber College

"Originally made with colorful tea bags, our cards will incorporate small squares of decorative paper with easy origami folds. You'll learn a technique to use up your paper scraps and impress your friends with very special cards. I'll show you some easy monoline script for the inside greeting." ~ Deb

Everyone can participate.

 (details)
Students should bring:
Scissors - or -Exacto knife and Cutting mat; Ruler; Bone folder (if you have one); Tacky glue or Glue stick (not school glue); Gel pens for writing


For a $10 materials fee, Deb will provide:
The cards, envelopes, paper for folding, and handouts.



Add to calendarFriday, September 09, 2016 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM (Eastern Time)
$59.00

Buttons, Pendants & Beads (PM session) with Conni Whittaker

Conni has been a potter for 15 years and a fiber fanatic for 50. She sewed most all of her clothes growing up and her son's until he turned 7. She dabbles in everything fiber related: weaving, spinning, dying, mostly quilting, and is reteaching herself clothing construction. AND she loves buttons. She once sewed over 200 buttons onto a quilt. 

pottery buttons Fiber College

"What better way to finish your sweater, shawl, hat, or other fiber piece than to top it with an original button of your own making. Create a pendant to turn into a custom necklace or use it as a zipper pull on your handbag or jacket. In this class, you will roll out the clay and cut it with cookie cutters or a knife into shapes of your choice. You will be embellishing your buttons by stamping or pushing the clay into molds and then glazing (painting) them to coordinate with a finished piece or to serve as inspiration for your next fiber project. I will fire our day’s work in my electric kiln (6-8 hours to fire to 2000 degrees F, 12-24 hours to cool) and have them ready to pick up on Sunday morning. Not going to be around on Sunday? I can mail them to you. Students will come away with 1-3 dozen buttons depending on the size and time spent on each." ~ Conni

Everyone can participate.

 (details)
Students should bring:
a smile


For a $5 materials fee, Conni will provide:
Everything you need



Add to calendarFriday, September 09, 2016 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM (Eastern Time)
$79.00

ThermoFax Screen Printing with Beth Berman

Beth is driven by the creative use of color and texture. She loves fibers for their textural sense: soft, coarse, thick, and open weaved. She loves colors for the way they elicit such strong feelings in her and she finds the excitement of unexpected outcomes, the serendipity of creation, in surface design. She gets inspiration from the coast of Maine and daily contact with the world around her. She enjoys “making” art and teaching classes in surface design. She has been in the New England Quilt Museum, juried and regional shows, and has pieces in private collections.

Beth Berman thermafax print Fiber College

"Learn how to use thermofax screens, a simple screen printing method with paints, dyes, and discharge agents. Create your own elegant fabric using over 25 different thermofax screens that will be provided." ~ Beth

Everyone can participate.

 (details)
Students should bring:
a smile


For a $20 materials fee, Beth will provide:
Fabric, handout, use of screens, dyes, paints, and discharge agents...everything you need to create some lovely pieces



Add to calendarFriday, September 09, 2016 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM (Eastern Time)
$79.00

Freeform Basket with Tina Puckett

Tina is grateful for the opportunity to be a professional fiber artist for over 30 years. Some of the highlights of her career have been teaching weaving in Denmark and winning an award/showing her work in South Korea.  She's been in top art and craft shows all across the USA and has won many awards.  Tina has received a large commission for a children's hospital in El Paso, Texas and been in several publications and television.

bittersweet handwoven basket Fiber College

"Create an expressive, interesting handle with bittersweet vines and then you will weave it with reeds and sea grass to create a stunning vessel for your garden harvest or balls of handspun yarn .."  ~ Tina

Everyone can participate.

 (details)
Students should bring:
a smile


For a $25 materials fee, Tina will provide:
Bittersweet vines, reeds, and sea grass -- everything you need to create your basket

To see more of Tina's work visit: www.tinasbaskets.com



Add to calendarFriday, September 09, 2016 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM (Eastern Time)
$79.00

Adventurous Colorwork Knitting with Colleen Teerling

Although Colleen is not a professional fiber artist (she's a professional forest entomologist), she has spent many years knitting far outside the box (sometimes she wonders just where the box is). She designs almost all she knits and enjoys creating things that are quite different from what is usually seen. She recently added a new fiber obsession: spinning.

color knitting intarsia Fiber College

"Would you like to be more creative and adventurous in your color knitting? In this class you will learn to combine intarsia and stranded color-work together, and how texture, slip-stitches, and cables can all enhance your color-work. We will explore when and how to safely suspend many of the knitting “rules.” You will learn stitches, tips, and techniques for making the most of color knitting. For those who wish, we will learn how to create free-form color cables. You will create your own pattern based on your picture, and choose yarns to express it, sometimes creating custom yarns from several lighter-weight strands. Knitters will go home with a fully or partially completed knitted picture suitable for displaying as is, or as a focal point incorporated into a scarf, cushion cover, or garment. A few examples of this type of knitting can be seen at this link, many of which could be knitted by students after this class."~ Colleen http://www.ravelry.com/projects/teerling/canada-quilt 

An additional 2-hour class will be offered on Saturday for those wishing further assistance.

This is NOT a class for beginners; students should have done basic stranded and intarsia color-work and have some experience with stitches other than straight knitting and purling.  



 (details)
Students should bring:
A color picture printed on a sheet of paper.
Scraps and odd balls of yarn in a range of colors and weights.
Circular needles of the size you use for knitting with worsted-weight yarn.
Further details will be emailed to those who register.


For a $15 materials fee, Colleen will provide:
Everything you need to complete your project if you didn't bring anything.  If you bring your own yarn, there is no materials fee.




Add to calendarFriday, September 09, 2016 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM (Eastern Time)
$79.00

Baa Baa Plaid Sheep with Rose Ann Hunter

Rose Ann has been an artist in residence at Old Sturbridge Village and the Grand Balsams Resort Hotel. She has taught at national conferences around the country and is best known for her infectious joy, nurturing teaching style . . . and her solid skills in all things created with a needle and thread.

sheep ornaments Rose Ann Hunter Fiber College

"Start your own flock of wool sheep for your Christmas tree or for gifts to all your fiber friends to use from year to year. Learn to recycle wool material into heirloom folk art with just simple sewn stitches from the early 1800’s. Start by making a standing wool body and then a little outer coat of center shirred wool, perhaps a little faux shirring or a little caterpillar braid to make them appear fuzzy, and then a fluffy yarn tail and crystal, pearl, or button eyes to make them come alive and a few other touches to make them truly whimsical. Once you have learned a few of these techniques, you will have the skills to go on to making a larger project like a fun table mat, useful chair seat, or one of a kind rug for beside your bed to step onto in the morning! Come join in the fun of making these little guys come alive!" ~ Rose Ann

Everyone can participate.

 (details)
Students should bring:
a smile & a pair of scissors


For a $10 materials fee, Rose Ann will provide:
a five inch shirring needle, threads, beads, buttons, cut wool fabrics to make two or three sheep in class, and then extra for you to have enough for a half dozen ornaments.



Add to calendarFriday, September 09, 2016 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Eastern Time)
$59.00

Crazy Recycled Mats with Mary DeLano

Mary DeLano is a multi-lingual fiber artist who loves color, texture, and recycling. Mary devotes most of her time to making wool rugs and embroidered wool applique pieces, and continually learns new techniques to integrate into her work. This year she is sharing a colorful recycled rug technique and two small projects that use embroidery to create wearable art.

wool chair pad Fiber College

"This project provides a wonderful opportunity to use up small scraps of wool left over from rug hooking, braiding, or applique. We will cut wool scraps to even sizes, string them onto thread, and then sew the strips into a mat. You can create a small hot mat or a larger chair pad. The same technique can even be used to make a throw rug for your bedroom floor. Come learn this easy technique that will allow you to create vibrant art out of your scraps." ~ Mary

Everyone can participate.

 (details)
Students should bring:
Wool fabric that has been washed and dried. Scissors.


For a $3 materials fee, Mary will provide:
Thread and special needle. Wool fabrics scraps will also be available for purchase.



Add to calendarFriday, September 09, 2016 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (Eastern Time)
$59.00

Peyote Stitched Pendant with Serena Dube

Serena is an accomplished needle artist and has taught throughout New England through the Embroidery Guild of America, recently working with minority students and students at risk. Among her friends, she's known as a "finisher," someone who pays particular attention to detail and polish.



"Bead weaving appears intricate and complex.  It's a weaving process that lends itself to both jewelry making and sculpture...anything you'd like once you understand the technique.  This class will give you a foundation of two needle Peyote stitch while creating a hanging pendant.  The Peyote stitch, also known as gourd stitch, has been around for centuries. The stitch is common in historic and contemporary Native American art, and examples have been found as far back as Ancient Egypt. People have been using this stitch to create decorative and functional art for as long as there have been beads and threading materials! It is a nice, straightforward stitch to get you started on your bead-weaving journey."  ~ Serena

Everyone can participate.

 (details)
Students should bring:
Scissors
Magnifier if needed
A stone with a special meaning. The examples in the class photos are about the size of a quarter or slightly larger. This can be any stone found on the ground or one from a special place. Oval seems to work the best but Serena will work with you on any special stone you bring.



For a $15 or $20 materials fee, Serena will provide:
Directions
2 beading needles
Nymo thread
Beads to sizes. 11 and 15
One flat stone
Beading pad
$20.00
Without stone you bring your own
$15.00




Add to calendarFriday, September 09, 2016 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Eastern Time)
$69.00

Paper Mache Elf with Sally Savage and friends

Sally says: "I find myself always adding to “my bag of tricks” as a mixed media artist. There is a great freedom in the art world today to think outside the box. As I ponder my next piece, the challenge is combining materials. My goal is to create an animal or person who really shows emotions and spirit and connects with the viewer in a whimsical manner. I want to make people smile at their less than serious nature. To find my own avenue of mixing materials, I have studied with some of the best artists in the craft world. I found my path combining polymer, paper, wire, wood, and found objects to create these one of a kind sculptures. Each animal or person makes its personality known along the way but I seldom know who they are when I start. Photography is my most recent area of focus. It stems out of my love of horses and Ireland. My exhibition in Co. Kerry in August 2011 has led my path toward a book recording images of the horse fairs. But at the end of each of these journeys in materials every piece reveals its inner strength not unlike ourselves."



"This class will explain the basics of paper mache and its variations and the step-by-step process of how to make one of these elves to take home. Due to limited time needed for drying, you will paint the elf at home." ~ Sally

Everyone can participate.

Learn more about Sally here: http://sallysavagearts.com/
 (details)
Students should bring:
A Creative Spirit


For a $25 materials fee, Sally will provide:
Everything you need to make your own elf



Add to calendarFriday, September 09, 2016 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Eastern Time)
$59.00

Felted Fantasy Mask with Kristen Weyrick-Scott

Kristen is a self-professed fiberholic from Nottingham, NH. Seriously, she loves wool in all its forms and textures. She's always be a “Maker” but it wasn’t until Kristen discovered the sculptural qualities of wool that she became an “Artist.” It seems almost magical to her that, by matting some fibers together, a bird, or person, or even a mythical creature is birthed.

felted mask Fiber College class workshop

"Create a mask that is comfortable to wear and beautiful to display! I will walk you through the steps needed to design and construct the mask of your dreams by combining wet and needle felting techniques. What, or who, would you like to be? A fantasy woodland creature? A favorite bird or animal? The sky is the limit! Send me an email when you have a specific idea in mind, so I can be sure to have the right wools and colors available for you. (feltpals@gmail.com)

In Part One (Day 1) of the workshop (2 hours), we will start the conceptual process, and will be creating the mask base by wet felting and forming around a manikin head. We will also be wet felting supporting structures and any wet felted elements needed in your design (think-horns, dreads, leaves, scales…I can hardly wait!). There may be homework depending on your particular mask.

In Part Two (Day 2) of the workshop (4 hours), we will be constructing your mask, putting all the elements together in your design. You will see your vision come to vibrant life!" ~ Kris


Everyone can participate.

 (details)
Students should bring:
bath towel, inspiration pictures


For a $35 materials fee, Kristen will provide:
A Kit that includes a manikin head for you to keep and all the wool and structure pieces needed to create your one-of-a-kind mask. If you are unable to attend the Day 1 (first part) of the workshop, I will have a pre-felted base available for an additional $15 for the Day 2 class.



Add to calendarFriday, September 09, 2016 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Eastern Time)
$139.00

rolling class poster

 

Saturday All Day Classes

 

Slow Stitching of Slow Fabric with Donna Johnson

Donna is a fiber artist (with a day job), working with both commercial and surface-designed fabrics to make wall hangings. Much of her work has a nature theme, which is enhanced by her plant-dyeing adventures. Donna's dye materials often come from the trees in her back yard, and the embroidered pieces evolve from the dyed fabric itself and the trees with which they were dyed.



"You’ve got a lovely piece of fabric, perhaps even a piece of eco-printed or indigo dyed fabric from a previous Fiber College class, and don’t quite know what to do with it? How about collaging, appliqueing, and otherwise slow stitching it into a showpiece?
We’ll be taking plant-dyed fabrics, and exploring ways to applique, collage, and layer fabrics and threads into a cohesive piece of embroidery, showing off a special piece of fabric or yarn. Using provided plant dyed fabrics and threads, we’ll work through a number of handwork techniques for merging fabrics, transferring designs, and building up layers of imagery, in a sampler of sorts. 
We will also look at ways to incorporate those ideas into a project using your own fabrics (or fabrics that will be available), which can be started in class and finished on your own. "  ~ Donna


Basic Skills Assumed

 (details)
Students should bring:
Students should bring their own basic embroidery supplies: assorted needles, scissors, thimble, etc., hoop if you use one. You may also want to bring your own special fabrics and threads/yarns. And stuff for note taking.



For a $15 materials fee, Donna will provide:
sampler materials, including plant-dyed cotton and silk fabrics and threads, as well as some basic supplies for transferring designs, etc. Additional plant-dyed and surface designed fabrics and threads will be available for purchase.




Add to calendarSaturday, September 10, 2016 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (Eastern Time)
$139.00

Freeform Tray with Tina Puckett

Tina is grateful for the opportunity to be a professional fiber artist for over 30 years. Some of the highlights of her career have been teaching weaving in Denmark and winning an award/showing her work in South Korea.  She's been in top art and craft shows all across the USA and has won many awards.  Tina has received a large commission for a children's hospital in El Paso, Texas, has been in several publications, and on television.


basket weaving free form bittersweet Fiber College

"Create a large, interesting form with bittersweet vines and weave it with reeds. Let the natural materials speak to you while you manipulate them into a beautiful display piece for the Autumn bounty or your latest fiber creations."  ~ Tina

Everyone can participate.

To see more of Tina's work, visit www.tinasbaskets.com
 (details)
Students should bring:
a creative spirit


For a $35 materials fee, Tina will provide:
everything you need



Add to calendarSaturday, September 10, 2016 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (Eastern Time)
$139.00

Wet Felt, Dry Felt Faerie Hut with Jennifer Appleby

Jen has taught puppet making, fairy house planters, and felted stone pendants at Fiber College over the past decade. She's a long time fiber crafts person and sold a variety of products in area craft fairs, as well as at The Boothbay Botanical Garden gift shop. Jen's personal brand of sparkle has made her a favorite teacher for everyone but particularly adult/child teams.

wet felt dry felt fairy hut Fiber College

"Come make these darling felted fairy houses while having the opportunity to learn two fun and versatile fiber arts. Students will come away from this class with knowledge that will enable them to make a variety of other products, as well as with a unique and spectacularly sweet decorative piece of art. We will also cover a number of embellishments and design techniques."  ~ Jen

Everybody Can Participate.

 (details)
Students may want to bring:
natural items, leftover bits of yarn, ribbon, etc., but are not required to do so.


For a $25 materials fee, Jen will provide:
All materials needed to create a one-of-a-kind, wet/dry felt masterpiece



Add to calendarSaturday, September 10, 2016 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (Eastern Time)
$139.00

Designing a Picture Quilt with Betsy Habich

Betsy has had several of her picture-quilts juried into International Quilt Association (IQA), American Quilters Society (AQS), Machine Quilters Expo (MQX), and Quilters Gathering. Her work has been awarded yellow and red ribbons at the Vermont Quilt Festival, a 1st in Color Compatibility at the Gathering, Teachers Choice Award and MQX, as well as a 1st at the Northeast Quilt Festival. In addition, she has had several one-woman shows at local shows, shops, and libraries.


Habich quilt Fiber College

"Starting with your own sharp photo of a pet, flower, or landscape, I'll teach you how to make a pattern from which you can piece a picture quilt that is uniquely yours. (Note: Please, no faces or people. This technique results in a somewhat abstract image, which doesn't communicate faces realistically.)

Starting with an overview of the process, we'll begin by making a careful tracing of our photographs. Then we'll transform it into a pattern that uses either straight lines only (easier to sew, but more abstract) or curved lines (more realistic, but a bit more challenging to sew). 

Through discussion of each student's project, we'll touch on perspective, level of detail needed to communicate an image, what needs to be included in the pattern, and what may be added later with quilting, embroidery, pens, or paint. 

At the end of the day, we will discuss how to use the pattern to make a quilt. 

NOTE: Students who complete a pattern in this class may wish to take "Piecing a Picture Quilt" on Sunday."  ~ Betsy


Basic Skills Assumed

 (details)
Students should bring:
- 8 1/2 x 11” sharp color photo of your subject (a pet, a flower, or landscape)
- black and white version of photo, enlarged to the size of your finished quilt
(can be printed on multiple pieces of 8 1/2 x 11” and taped together or enlarged at a copy shop)
- transparent tape (matte preferred) 


For a $5 materials fee, Betsy will provide:
transparency film sheet (2/student)
ultra fine point Sharpie

When asked: "What is meant by Basic Skills Assumed?", Betsy responds:

The most important basic skill you need, really, is the ability to sew on a seam line, and comfort working with small pieces, along with interest in learning a new technique.

The technique we’ll use in class is freezer paper templates. In paper-piecing, you sew through the pattern. With freezer paper templates, you trace the pattern onto freezer paper, cut apart the individual pattern pieces (templates), iron the template onto the wrong side of fabric (the shiny side of freezer paper sticks to fabric!), cut a rough 1/4” around the template, mark the sewing line (the edge of the template), and then sew on the marked line. If you’re familiar with Ruth McDowell’s work, it’s the technique she taught.

It’s a bit like making clothing from a pattern, except you end up with a quilt top instead of a skirt!

If you are most comfortable sewing straight seams, the landscape is the best fit. The daylily has mild curves, and the cat has less mild curves. I’ll start the day with an overview of the technique, and include brief demonstrations throughout the class on auditioning fabric, the ironing and cutting technique, marking, precision pinning, and assembly.

(btw, the landscape could be done in autumn or winter colors, the cat is designed so she can have ‘socks’ and a ‘bib’, and the daylily can be any color you want!)




Add to calendarSaturday, September 10, 2016 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (Eastern Time)
$139.00

Saturday Morning Classes

 

Luxury Fiber Blends with Gabriela Montoya-Eyerman

Gabi has been spinning for six years and won Best in Show at Maine Fiber Frolic Skein Competition. She has her own tiny flock and three angora bunnies. When she's not spinning, she's busy as the Volunteer and Demo Coordinator for Maine Fiber Frolic and is Co-Coordinator of Fleece Tent at Common Ground Fair. 

wool blending luxury fibers Fiber College

"Fiber Blends for Spinning - Make luxury batts for beautiful luxury yarns. Did you know adding alpaca or angora can make your yarn warmer? Did you know silk has qualities that can give your yarn shine and strength? What about Bamboo? Mohair? Wool is a great base fiber that can be blended with many other luxury fibers, making your yarn extra special. Learn the best way to card those fibers for luxurious yarns!" ~ Gabi

Everyone can participate.

 (details)
Students should bring:
Drum Carder or Hand Cards. Bring Combs or a dog brush also if you have them. Bring something to spin with because you know you will be wanting to try out your batts and rolags.


For a $40 materials fee, Gabi will provide:
Fiber! Wool (Merino and CVM), Angora (bunny), Alpaca, Silk, Mohair, Bamboo. Enough for four ounces per student.



Add to calendarSaturday, September 10, 2016 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (Eastern Time)
$79.00

Exercises and Inspiration for the Color Challenged! with Daryl Lancaster

Cancelled Between the sewing machine and the loom, Daryl's journey in the fiber arts has taken over 45 years. From an alterations business at 15, to production hand-woven clothing, to custom art to wear, her work has covered, adorned, and embellished the female body for as long as she can remember. The skills she has developed sewing unusual fabrics, such as handwovens, and the years of experience fitting the female body have made for an interesting combination of material to offer in her ever popular workshops.

Daryl Lancaster Color Challenge Fiber College

"Build color confidence no matter what your favorite fiber technique. We start with the basics of color and discuss inspiration from color forecasts, and online color tools. They can help stretch the imagination of anyone who is color challenged. Through a series of fun exercises we will group colors together, play with thrums and palettes, and create easy color references. Lots of inspiration and opportunity to just play." ~ Daryl

Everyone can participate.

 (details)
Students should bring:
• Notebook and pen
• 4 x 6 blank white index cards (about two dozen)
• Scotch tape
• Scissors


There is no materials fee.


Add to calendarSaturday, September 10, 2016 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (Eastern Time)
$79.00

Tuffets~ Part A The Sewing with Kerin Ferrin

Kerin is a Certified Tuffet Source Affiliate for New England. Color, threads, and creative students make her heart sing. She's ready to help you create the Tuffet or ottoman that makes you smile!

tuffet footstool workshop Fiber College

"Tuffets are for quilters, sewers, and those interested in combining their love for fabric with making a piece of furniture. After just two sessions, the first (*Part A) for sewing, the second (*Part B) for building, students go home with a completed tuffet. " ~ Kerin

Basic Skills Assumed

 (details)
Students should bring:
Tuffet Class Supply List

Focus Tuffet: a quicker project to complete
Yardage Requirements:
2/3 yard Focus Fabric, cut into (4) 5” Width of Fabric strips
1/2 yard coordinating fabric, cut into (4) 3” Width of Fabric strips 2/3 yard accent color fabric, cut into (4) 2” Width of Fabric strips


32 Strip Tuffet: more strips, more sewing
Yardage Requirements:
(32) strips of fabric, 3” x 21” each
*Suggested (8) Fat Quarters, each cut into (4) 3” x 21” strips

For Either Project:
1 yard of muslin
Sewing Machine in good working order with a zig zag stitch
Rotary Cutter with a new blade and cutting mat Add-A-Quarter Ruler 12” long
Straight Pins-Extra Fine Glass Head pins, Size 22 “Mary-Ellen’s Best Press” spray
Sewing thread to coordinate with most of your fabrics
6” square of fabric to cover the button
18” square of fabric to cover the tuffet bottom


For a $108 materials fee, Kerin will provide:
Pattern with interfacing and directions, a furniture quality 17” wood round, drilled, and sanded; upholstery grade 18” x 6” foam round, 2-1/2” button form, 4 T nuts, upholstery batting, and securing cords.

Optional bun feet will be available for purchase, $30 per set of 4.
Add to calendarSaturday, September 10, 2016 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Eastern Time)
$149.00

Finished Knitting with Erica Schlueter

Erica has had several patterns printed in Interweave and SoHo Publishing magazines and books (Interweave Knits, Knitscene, Vogue Knitting Knit Simple to name a few). Several of her designs were also published in Classic Elite Yarns pattern booklets. Erica has been teaching knitting for over 10 years. In the Fall of 2015 she taught at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts Open Door program.

hand knit sweater workshop class Fiber College

"The class will teach you the skills needed to finish your knitting projects neatly and professionally. Techniques covered include blocking, 3 needle bind off, mattress stitch, picking up stitches, and grafting (Kitchener stitch). How and where shaping is done and how those choices may affect the look of the finished garment will also be covered.

Students may also bring to class any projects with finishing questions; time permitting, questions about these projects may be addressed at end of the class. 

Note about the image: 
The sweater has examples of mattress stitch at the side seam and sleeve cap; the Kitchener stitch was used to join the ribbing on the collar at the center back (above the vertical red line). " ~ Erica


Basic Skills Assumed

 (details)
Students should bring:
Pre class home work, darning needle, pins, extra knitting needle same size or one size larger than size used for squares, extra yarn same weight used for squares, and scissors.

Pre class home work:
Three 4” stockinette squares, knit in a smooth light color DK weight or heavier yarn, one square bound off, one square still on needle ending with a purl row, 3rd square still on a separate needle ending on a knit row.

There is no materials fee



Add to calendarSaturday, September 10, 2016 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (Eastern Time)
$79.00

Altered Book Accordion Folder with Deborah Dutton

Deb has a myriad of experience in various artistic and creative areas. As a semi-retired graphic designer, her time spent in her studio these days is mostly hers to create what she loves. Paper, pens, pencils, watercolors are her favorites. She loves doing calligraphy and is on the board of the Houston Calligraphy Guild so she's constantly learning and being challenged. 

altered book paper folding Fiber College

"We'll turn a hardcover book into an accordion folder that is very special indeed!" ~ Debbie

Everyone can participate

 (details)
Students should bring:
Hardcover book of your choice;
Textweight paper (like scrapbook or kraft paper.) You will need enough to cover the inside with at least 1” border plus two 12 x 12” pieces; Pencil; Ruler; Scissors; Bone folder.


For a $20 materials fee, Deb will provide:
Chip board; Button closure; Wire; Thread; Packing tape; Glue brushes. Glue.




Add to calendarSaturday, September 10, 2016 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (Eastern Time)
$79.00

Saturday Afternoon Classes

 

Your Creative Vision Photo Workshop with Gale Zucker

Gale is a well known photographer in the fiber world. You may recognize her name from all the photo credits she's amassed. She counts as the highlight of her career, the pleasure of meeting and photographing so many talented knitwear designers, dyers, and fiber farmers in the course of her work over the past decade. Also--her photo was on the cover of Vogue Knitting that went into Oscar Award Nominees' Swag Bags at the Academy Awards this year in Hollywood. How crazy is that?

Fiber Photograph Gale Zucker Fiber College

"This is a fun and inspiring photography workshop that will make you look at the world differently! Experience a visual stretch in your imagery that will translate well into your other artistic media as well as photography. The class will be a hands on, picture making class in which students will make photos all over the campground, to fulfill visual challenges. We will do a group slide show review of what we photographed at the end, with feedback. You'll love this workshop if:
• you just love using your camera & photographing
• you want to make stronger images as part of sharing your work or your story
• you feel like you are in a visual rut 
As part of the workshop we will also discuss photo editing, using free, friendly online software (no photoshop experience needed). Students are welcome to use any kind of digital camera including their smartphones." ~ Gale


Everyone can participate.

 (details)
Students should bring:
Digital camera or smartphone, all batteries must be fully charged. Media cards to record images, charger cords, cord to upload images out of your camera (if necessary) 


There is no materials fee




Add to calendarSaturday, September 10, 2016 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM (Eastern Time)
$79.00

French Apron with Kimberli MacKay

After 20 yrs as a fashion designer and milliner, Kimberli's found it wonderful to change gears back into more teaching these past few years. She has also enjoyed her career shift into the home sewing industry as she maneuvers the world of Sewing Machine manufacturing!

French Apron Fiber College Kimberli MacKay

"Have you always marveled at those tulip backed lined aprons that artists wear? They hang with such ease and look so, well, COOL! Come make one of your own, reversible to boot! Place the pocket where you like. 
NOTE: Please prewash and iron all fabrics before class- 2x is better!." ~ Kimberli


Basic Skills Assumed


 (details)
Students should bring:
  • Sewing Machine in Good Order, Machine needles, bobbins
  • 3 yds fabric for outside
  • 3 yds fabric for inside
  • Thread 
  • Sewing supplies: fabric scissors, pins, seam ripper, tape measure, pattern weights*
  • Paper scissors, scotch tape


For a $10 materials fee, Kimberli will provide:

  • Pattern for you to keep
  • irons
  • ironing boards
  • Rulers
  • Pens/pencils
  • Pattern paper if needed
  • fun

    * Teacher will have some patterns weights



Add to calendarSaturday, September 10, 2016 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM (Eastern Time)
$79.00

Felted Fantasy Mask (Part 2) with Kristen Weyrick-Scott

Kristen is a self-professed fiberholic from Nottingham, NH. Seriously, she loves wool in all its forms and textures. She's always be a “Maker” but it wasn’t until Kristen discovered the sculptural qualities of wool that she became an “Artist.” It seems almost magical to her that, by matting some fibers together, a bird, or person, or even a mythical creature is birthed.

felted mask Fiber College class workshop

"Create a mask that is comfortable to wear and beautiful to display! I will walk you through the steps needed to design and construct the mask of your dreams by combining wet and needle felting techniques. What, or who, would you like to be? A fantasy woodland creature? A favorite bird or animal? The sky is the limit! 

In part two (day 2) of the workshop (4 hours), we will be constructing your mask, putting all the elements together in your design. You will see your vision come to vibrant life!" ~ Kris

Please note: If you were unable to participate in the Friday workshop, blank masks may be purchased for $15 and you're welcome to sign up for this class. You will still need to register for both sessions. 

Everyone can participate.

 (details)
Students should bring:
The base mask they created on Friday or they may purchase one for $15 from Kristen
A bath towel
Any embellishments they'd like to include





Add to calendarSaturday, September 10, 2016 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM (Eastern Time)
$0.00

Tyvek Surface Design Elements and Beads with Beth Berman

Beth is driven by the creative use of color and texture. She loves fibers for their textural sense: soft, coarse, thick, and open weaved. She loves colors for the way they elicit such strong feelings in her; she finds the excitement of unexpected outcomes, the serendipity of creation, in surface design. She gets inspiration from the coast of Maine and daily contact with the world around her. She enjoys “making” art and teaching classes in surface design. She has been in the New England Quilt Museum, juried and regional shows, and has pieces in private collections.

beth berman tyvek beads

"Learn how to recycle mailing envelopes into beautiful textures design elements and beads." ~ Beth

Everyone can participate.

 (details)
Students should bring:
note taking material


For a $7.50 materials fee, Beth will provide:
Pre-painted Tyvec and the use of tools to create texture



Add to calendarSaturday, September 10, 2016 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (Eastern Time)
$39.00

Closures with Daryl Lancaster

Between the sewing machine and the loom, Daryl's journey in the fiber arts has taken over 45 years. From an alterations business at 15, to production hand-woven clothing, to custom art to wear, her work has covered, adorned, and embellished the female body for as long as she can remember. The skills she has developed sewing unusual fabrics, such as handwovens, and the years of experience fitting the female body have made for an interesting combination of material to offer in her ever popular workshops.

handwoven closures Daryl Lancaster Fiber College

"Give your jackets and vests knock out closures. Triangular bound buttonholes, machine and hand-worked buttonholes, buttonhole facings, fabric cords for loop and button closures, and other suggestions for closing up those jackets and vests will be shown, step by step through digital slides." ~ Daryl

Basic Skills Assumed

 (details)
Students should bring:
a smile and a writing tool


For a $10 materials fee, Daryl will provide:
full color handouts



Add to calendarSaturday, September 10, 2016 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (Eastern Time)
$59.00

Advanced Adventures in Colorwork with Colleen Teerling

Although Colleen is not a professional fiber artist (she's a professional forest entomologist), she has spent many years knitting far outside the box (sometimes she wonders just where the box is). She designs almost all she knits and enjoys creating things that are quite different from what is usually seen. She recently added a new fiber obsession: spinning.



"This is a follow-up class for those who took Adventurous Colorwork but would like further instruction and assistance. Bring your partially completed project for some one-on-one help. This is open ONLY to those who took the first class. You may wait and register for this class after taking the first one if you feel you would like further assistance." ~ Colleen

Must have taken the Adventurous Colorwork class on Friday 

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Students should bring:
Their work in progress from the Friday Session






Add to calendarSaturday, September 10, 2016 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Eastern Time)
$59.00

Embroidered Buttons with Mary DeLano

Mary DeLano is a multi-lingual fiber artist who loves color, texture, and recycling. Mary devotes most of her time to making wool rugs and embroidered wool applique pieces, and continually learns new techniques to integrate into her work. This year she is sharing a colorful recycled rug technique and two small projects that use embroidery to create wearable art.

embroidered buttons Mary Delano Fiber College

"Looking for the perfect button to finish a special sweater or bag? These buttons can be made with items you already have on hand. Creatively mix a few old buttons and some fabric scraps with some embroidery and you will have a unique button that will add a pop to your finished project." ~ Mary

Everyone can participate.

 (details)
Students should bring:
2 buttons, with shanks, at least 1” in diameter. A few scraps of fabric you would like to use on the buttons. Any beads or trinkets you want to put on your button. Needles and scissors.




For a $5 materials fee, Mary will provide:
batting for buttons and large variety of embroidery threads to try.



Add to calendarSaturday, September 10, 2016 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Eastern Time)
$39.00

Get Lei'd with Catharine Salamon

Cancelled Catharine knows how to spin and she proved it to the world when she was awarded the Best in Show San Diego Fair 2015 in the: Spinning, Weaving, Sewing, and Felting category. She studied four years and received the Master Spinner Certificate Program from Olds College.

knit workshop Fiber College

"Lei's are given to celebrate! Graduations, Anniversaries, Birthdays, the car got washed! Come learn how to make a Lei with two balls of Eyelash yarn. It's fun, easy, quick and gorgeous!" ~Catharine

Everyone can participate


 (details)
Students should bring:
a smile


For a $10 materials fee, Catharine will provide:
Everything you need to make your own lei



Add to calendarSaturday, September 10, 2016 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Eastern Time)
$39.00

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Sunday All Day Classes

 

Frankly Scarlet: a cochineal intensive with Jackie Ottino

Jackie lives on the coast of Maine, where she does fiber things full time, whether it be creating colors and yarns for her own, and several other Maine based yarn lines, or by teaching workshops. She loves natural dyes because of the chemistry, and loves Fiber college because of the ocean.

cochineal dye jackie ottino fiber college

"Cochineal is my favorite dyestuff, probably because red is my favorite color. Based on my popular Madder root intensive workshop, this one focuses on Cochineal, the unassuming beetle from South America, prized for centuries for its deep red dye. But we won't make just red...this class focuses on the chemistry of natural dyeing, and we will pull 20 shades from one pot of dye. Magic! This class is intense and lasts all day. While there are some hands on aspects, it's largely watching yarn in pots, so feel free to bring handwork for the down time."  ~ Jackie

Everyone can participate.

 (details)
Students should bring:
note taking materials, hand work (optional) for down time, long dishwashing gloves


For a $100 materials fee, Jackie will provide:
You will leave with 20 skeins of yarn, sport weight merino, about 90 yards each. The materials fee for the yarn is $100, but if yarn is not your thing, you can waive the fee and just create a color card.



Add to calendarSunday, September 11, 2016 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (Eastern Time)
$139.00

Piecing a Picture Quilt with Betsy Habich

Betsy has had several of her picture-quilts juried into International Quilt Association (IQA), American Quilters Society (AQS), Machine Quilters Expo (MQX), and Quilters Gathering. Her work has been awarded yellow and red ribbons at the Vermont Quilt Festival, a 1st in Color Compatibility at the Gathering, Teachers Choice Award and MQX, as well as a 1st at the Northeast Quilt Festival. In addition, she has had several one-woman shows at local shows, shops, and libraries. 

Betsy Habich Quilt Fiber College

"Learn how to piece a picture quilt, using one of three patterns, a landscape, daylily, or cat. Starting with an overview of the process featuring some of my quilts, we will discuss fabric selection, then transfer the pattern to freezer paper, select, and cut fabric. After lunch, and a brief marking and sewing demo, we’ll mark our cut pieces and start sewing.
 (If there is interest, we will also discuss ways to simplify each pattern☺!) 

Quilting options will be demonstrated at the end of the day. 

My goal is for each person to have cut out, marked, and sewn at least some of their pattern, and to leave the workshop with the knowledge to complete the piece on their own. 

NOTE: Students who complete "Designing a Picture Quilt" may use the pattern they designed instead of one of the instructor's patterns.""  ~ Betsy


Basic Skills Assumed

 (details)
Students should bring:
Scissors
Iron and ironing surface (3-4/class)
Pigma Micron pens OR colored pencils + a sharpener.
Pins, needles, thread, seam ripper
Light box (if you already own)
Sewing machine
scotch tape
Fabric


For a $15 materials fee, Betsy will provide:
Two copies of selected pattern
Freezer paper
Ultra fine point Sharpie pen
Blue painter's tape
Foam-core
Trash bag to transport work home
one or two light boxes for shared use




Add to calendarSunday, September 11, 2016 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (Eastern Time)
$139.00

By the Sea Chair Pads with Susie Stephenson

Susie is the author of Designing and Hooking Primitive Rugs and owner of Stephenson Fiber Arts. In addition to teaching fiber arts classes far and wide (the latest was in Denmark) she has led fiber arts cruises to Alaska, Spain, Italy, Greece, and Turkey.  She raises fiber animals, dyes their fleece, and turns it all into magic that she generously shares with her students.

susie stephenson rug hooking fiber college

"Come for a fun filled day of hooking, laughter, learning, and beautiful colors hooking some ocean-themed chair pads with Susie Stephenson, author of Designing and Hooking Primitive Rugs and owner of Stephenson Fiber Arts. Students will learn basic hooking skills as well as edging, stripping, embellishing, pixilating, and working with yarns, roving, locks, and wider cuts. This class is designed for beginners and experienced hookers alike."  ~ Susie


Everyone can Participate.
 (details)
Students should bring:
Students should bring a hook, frame, scissors, and a basket to carry home their project. Hooks and hooking frames with gripper strips, made by Susie’s husband Tom, will be on sale at $40 and $125 respectively.


For a $75 materials fee, Susie will provide:
A kit that includes patterns for four chair pads, designed by Susie Stephenson, and enough hand dyed wool to finish the project. (A Fiber College Exclusive)



Add to calendarSunday, September 11, 2016 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (Eastern Time)
$139.00

Sunday Morning Classes

 

A Creative Spirit with Sally Savage and friends

Sally says: "I find myself always adding to “my bag of tricks” as a mixed media artist. There is a great freedom in the art world today to think outside the box. As I ponder my next piece, the challenge is combining materials. My goal is to create an animal or person who really shows emotions and spirit and connects with the viewer in a whimsical manner. I want to make people smile at their less than serious nature. To find my own avenue of mixing materials, I have studied with some of the best artists in the craft world. I found my path combining polymer, paper, wire, wood, and found objects to create these one of a kind sculptures. Each animal or person makes its personality known along the way but I seldom know who they are when I start. Photography is my most recent area of focus. It stems out of my love of horses and Ireland. My exhibition in Co. Kerry in August 2011 has led my path toward a book recording images of the horse fairs. But at the end of each of these journeys in materials every piece reveals its inner strength not unlike ourselves."


Paper Mache Fiber College

"For those who want to continue from class one or just want to play, we will give each student a fully made elf and then have the fun to paint the facial features and clothing and then, using recycled wools you will fashion hats, cuffs, and other bit of accessories to give him a unique personality."  ~ Sally

Everybody can participate.

 (details)
Students should bring:
a story to share


For a $25 materials fee, Sally will provide:
Pre-sculpted elf, acrylic paints, wool cloth, natural fibers for hair.




Add to calendarSunday, September 11, 2016 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Eastern Time)
$59.00

Lithuanian Beaded Wrist Warmers with Donna Druchunas

Donna escaped a corporate cubicle to honor her passions for knitting, world travel, research, and writing. She is the author of six knitting books including Lithuanian Knitting: Continuing TraditionsArctic Lace, and Successful Lace Knitting. Her book series, Stories in Stitches, features historical patterns and essays. Donna lives in Vermont with her husband, mother, and three cats who all help her test the usability and comfort of her finished knitted items. She teaches in the US, Canada, and Europe and holds retreats at her private studio.

donna druchunas beaded knit Fiber College

"Beads add a fabulous touch! Knowing just the basics of knitting, you can easily create colorful designs with beads. Using only garter stitch and learning how to read and work from beading charts, in this workshop, we will make beautiful jeweled wrist warmer cuffs that are inspired by those popular in Lithuania. We will also learn beautiful crochet trim stitches - with and without beads, for trimming the wrist warmers."  ~ Donna

Basic Skills Assumed~ click details for more information about skill level

 (details)
Students should bring:
Beginner: 1 skein of Cascade 220 (or equivalent worsted-weight wool) in a medium or dark color, size 5 straight or circular needles (see homework)
Intermediate: 1 skein of Koigu (or equivalent fingering-weight wool) in a medium or dark semi-solid color, or equivalent fingering weight wool yarn, size 1 straight or circular needles (see homework)
Advanced: 1 skein of a fairly heavy lace-weight wool yarn,
something that has some body and is NOT cobweb weight, size 000 needles (see homework)
Everyone: crochet hook same size as needles or close, basic knitting toolkit, needle nose pliers (optional)

Homework: CO 30 sts and work in garter stitch for about 3 inches. Make sure your stitches are tight and the fabric is firm. If they are loose and the fabric is soft, try again with smaller needles. Bring the swatch to class.

Experience: Beginners welcome! If you can do the knit stitch, you can make these beaded wrist warmers.




Add to calendarSunday, September 11, 2016 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Eastern Time)
$69.00

Spinning on Purpose with Katharine Cobey

Katharine has taught for the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Penland School of Crafts, Split Rock Arts Program, Vogue Live, New England Knitting Lab, Surface Design Association, and at many museums and arts programs around the country.  It is our pleasure to have her in residence at Fiber College.

Katharine Cobey Spinning Wool Fiber College

"This class is about expanding basic spinning techniques, about simple variations and skills we can use to realize the projects we want to make. Most of us will never forget the exhilaration we felt when we first learned to spin. Now that we know the basics, we are ready for spinning’s next pleasures.

This class will present techniques primarily as tools for knitting. Four hours long, this class cannot cover this subject but it expects to open the door and invite us in.

We will experiment with different fibers and different spinning strategies, with singles - regular and energized, wound and spiraled, then plying, regular, core, cabled and Navajo.

To take better use of our time together, students should bring several small balls of pre spun woolen singles: thin, thick, Z twist and S."  ~ Katharine


Basic Skills Assumed

 (details)
Students should bring:
a spinning tool, a niddy noddy and your favorite note taking material


For a $24 materials fee, Katharine will provide:
All fibers used during the class



Add to calendarSunday, September 11, 2016 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (Eastern Time)
$79.00

Paint Your Own Silk Scarf with Leanne Nickon

Leanne has been drawing since childhood. Her thoughts and ideas flow onto her silk canvases the same way the water surrounds the island she lives on. One piece of advice she always give students: "Do not be so intimidated by the idea of silk as an expensive and fancy fabric that you are afraid to play, experiment, and make mistakes. You will make mistakes, and part of the fun is figuring out how to incorporate them into your design."

silk painting Fiber College

"Learn how to paint on silk by creating your own scarf. Starting with a blank hemmed piece, we will learn how to attach it to a frame, draw on a design with marking pen, apply clear resist paste over the lines, and paint in the colors. We will cover tips for a successful design, painting techniques, special effects, and instructions for setting the paint at home to make it permanent. Even if you don't think you can draw or paint, you can make a beautiful design out of simple shapes and colors."  ~ Leeann

Everybody Can Participate.

 (details)
Students should bring:
A hairdryer with extension cord is useful for drying the resist. I will bring several but you may want to have your own.


For a $15 materials fee, Leanne will provide:
8" x 54" blank silk scarf, paints, resist, marking pen, paper towel. Additional supplies used in class (wooden frame, silk clips) will be available for purchase if you want to keep them.


Add to calendarSunday, September 11, 2016 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (Eastern Time)
$79.00

Tuffets~ Part B The Building with Kerin Ferrin

Kerin is a Certified Tuffet Source Affiliate for New England. Color, threads, and creative students make her heart sing. She's ready to help you create the Tuffet or ottoman that makes you smile!

tuffet footstool workshop Fiber College

"Tuffets are for quilters, sewers, and those interested in combining their love for fabric with making a piece of furniture. After just two sessions, the first (*Part A) for sewing, the second (*Part B) for building, students go home with a completed tuffet." ~ Kerin

Basic Skills Assumed

 (details)
Students should bring:
Sewing from Session 1


For a $110 materials fee, Kerin will provide:
Finishing Kit and Feet
Electric staple guns and staples
Electric Knives
Bonding agent
Spray Adhesive
12” Upholstery needles
Upholstery thread for gathering
Large eye needles
Compression scissors
Hammer
Craft knives
Various and sundry tools to make finishing your tuffet as easy as possible
Safety googles and ear plugs
Additional Finishing Kit and Feet will be available for purchase



Add to calendarSunday, September 11, 2016 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (Eastern Time)
$0.00

Felted Jelly Fish Light with Kris Weyrick-Scott

Kristen is a self-professed fiberholic from Nottingham, NH. Seriously, she loves wool in all its forms and textures. She's always be a “Maker” but it wasn’t until Kristen discovered the sculptural qualities of wool that she became an “Artist.” It seems almost magical to her that, by matting some fibers together, a bird, or person, or even a mythical creature is birthed.

felt light Weyrick-Scott Fiber College

"Down through depths of the ocean, deeper than man and light can venture, there are amazing luminescent creatures…creating their own glow…lighting their own way.

Felt a luminous jellyfish to remind you to always light your own way…create your own shine. We will use both wet felting and needle felting techniques to shape, color and then light your one-of-a-kind jellyfish (with eco-friendly LED lights). Learn wet felt shaping techniques and needle felting-color blend techniques that will not only make your lighted friend look translucent, but can transfer to any 3D project. "  ~ Kris


Everyone can participate

 (details)
Students should bring:
a bath towel, 3-AA batteries


For a $25 materials fee, Kris will provide:
eco-friendly led lights( with a remote and timer), all wool, supplies and equipment needed.




Add to calendarSunday, September 11, 2016 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (Eastern Time)
$79.00

Sunday Afternoon Classes

 

Hand Carved Wooden Spoons with Ken Wise

Ken is a lifelong woodworker from the Brunswick, Maine area. He has spent many years perfecting his skills in carpentry, fine homebuilding, and woodcarving. In his efforts to create useful and beautiful objects, he has made furniture, architectural details, remote site cabins, and has turned bowls and spoons for craft fairs and galleries all around Maine.


Ken Wise Wood Carving Spoons Fiber College

"The hand carved spoons are designed to be good functional forms which show the beautiful grain patterns, colors, and textures. In this workshop we will explore design, materials, tools, and techniques to allow you to create your own spoon from a piece of fine hardwood using simple handtools." ~ Ken

Everybody can participate

You can see Ken's work at http://www.kenwisewoodcarver.com

 (details)
Students should bring:
a smile


For a $5 materials fee, Ken will provide:
everything you need





Add to calendarSunday, September 11, 2016 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM (Eastern Time)
$79.00

Introduction to Double Knit with Erica Schlueter
Erica has several patterns printed in Interweave and SoHo Publishing magazines and books (Interweave Knits, Knitscene, Vogue Knitting Knit Simple to name a few). Several of her designs have also published in Classic Elite Yarns pattern booklets. She has been teaching knitting for over 10 years. In the Fall of 2015 she taught at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts Open Door program.

double knit Erica Schlueter Fiber College

"Double Knitting creates a reversible, two-layer fabric. You work both sides of the fabric at once, with stitches from each side of the fabric alternating on the needles. Double knitting can come in handy when you would like to create a warm, double thick knitted fabric that is completely reversible, or a scarf with stockinette on both sides. Depending on the pattern, one side can be predominately one color while the other side is predominately the second color. Students will learn the basics of the technique, how to fix mistakes, and discuss various applications for the technique. A simple striped scarf pattern will be included."  ~ Erica

Basic Skills Assumed

 (details)
Students should bring:
Students should bring to class size US 8 needles. Two contrasting colors of a smooth sport weight yarn (no novelty yarns) to learn the technique on and two contrasting colors of fine kid mohair yarn to start the scarf.


There is no materials fee



Add to calendarSunday, September 11, 2016 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM (Eastern Time)
$69.00

Batik Printing on Cotton & Linen with Beth Berman

Beth is driven by the creative use of color and texture. She loves fibers for their textural sense: soft, coarse, thick, and open weaved. She loves colors for the way they elicit such strong feelings in her. She finds the excitement of unexpected outcomes, the serendipity of creation, in surface design. She gets inspiration from the coast of Maine and daily contact with the world around her. She enjoys “making” art and teaching classes in surface design. She has been in the New England Quilt Museum, juried and regional shows, and has pieces in private collections.

Beth Berman Batik surface design Fiber College

"This is a quick and easy way to batik.  Using thickened dyes you can even dye both sides of the cloth different colors. This is a technique you rarely see so don’t miss out on this opportunity. Make your own one-of-a-kind fabrics for quilting, clothing, and crafting."  ~ Beth

Everyone can participate.

 (details)
Students should bring:
a smile


For a $20 materials fee, Beth will provide:
Prepared fabric, handout, use of tools, wax, dyes, and other supplies. If you'd like to stay longer and do more, Beth will have additional prepared fabric for sale.



Add to calendarSunday, September 11, 2016 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM (Eastern Time)
$69.00

Amish Oval Rug with Donna Druchunas

Donna escaped a corporate cubicle to honor her passions for knitting, world travel, research, and writing. She is the author of six knitting books including Lithuanian Knitting: Continuing TraditionsArctic Lace, andSuccessful Lace Knitting. Her book series, Stories in Stitches, features historical patterns and essays. Donna lives in Vermont with her husband, mother, and three cats who all help her test the usability and comfort of her finished knitted items. She teaches in the US, Canada, and Europe and holds retreats at her private studio.

donna druchunas knit Fiber College

"Rugs provide a stress-free way to learn to knit. Even if you only know how to cast on and do the knit stitch, you can create stylish and functional rugs for your home. Since rugs are simple shapes, there are no armholes or necklines to shape, no buttonholes to remember, and no constant measuring to ensure proper fit. In this class, we will learn to make an oval knitted rug inspired by Early American braided rugs. Made from old rags, these early rugs represent frugality and parsimony, but their flamboyant colors speak of a love for beauty. This rug, made of alternating Garter and Stockinette Stitch strips, gives you the chance to bring the classic braided look into your own home."  ~ Donna

Basic Skills Assumed

 (details)
Students should bring:
Size 10 1/2 needles, 5 skeins of Brown Sheep’s Burly Spun yarn, 1 skein color A, 2 skeins color B, 3 skeins color C or equivalent yarn, and basic knitting tools.


There is no additional materials fee

Regarding skill level for success
, Donna says: "Students need to know to knit and purl, cast-on and bind-off, and have experience making 2-3 projects."




Add to calendarSunday, September 11, 2016 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM (Eastern Time)
$69.00

Tunisian Entrelac Cowl with Laurie Sims

Laurie has had a needle or hook in her hand for as long as she can remember.  She's known by her friends as the "go to" person for fiber related creations that range from an intricately embroidered heirloom pin cushion to a rough and ready cardigan or a delicate string of crocheted flowers in silk.  If you've been to Fiber College before, you've probably had the pleasure of meeting Laurie in the demo tent where she graciously hostesses the myriad of artists who share their talents each year.

tunisian crochet Fiber College

"Are they woven? Are they knitted? Actually they are made with a knit-like technique using a crochet hook! Called Tunisian or Afghan Crochet, it is easy to learn, works up quickly, and creates an unusual woven textured fabric. We’ll be using my favorite yarn, super soft and super green Seacolors. Lots of colors to mix and match to make your own unique cowl (or crown!).  Bring only your basic crochet skills — chain, slip stitch, and single crochet. Catch me earlier in the weekend if you need a crochet tune-up so we can jump right into this fun and fashionable project."  ~ Laurie

Basic Skills Assumed but see note above for Laurie's generous offer.

 (details)
Students should bring:
a smile


For a $20 materials fee, Laurie will provide:
a hook, printed pattern and diagrams, and plenty of beautiful yarn OR

If you want to use your own stash, the cowl uses about 140 yds of light worsted yarn and a regular crochet hook size K, L or M, bigger than the standard hook for that yarn.



Add to calendarSunday, September 11, 2016 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM (Eastern Time)
$69.00

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Gluten free and vegan options will be available


 
Add to calendarWednesday, September 07, 2016 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM (Eastern Time)
$18.00
  • one dinner and performance: $18.00
  • two dinners & performance: $36.00


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Gluten free and vegan options will be delicious too!
 
Add to calendarThursday, September 08, 2016 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM (Eastern Time)

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Add to calendarFriday, September 09, 2016 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM (Eastern Time)

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The homemade soups, biscuits and pie are made by the Searsport Historical Society...Fiber College is proud to be their largest fundraiser project of the year.  Gluten-free and vegan options will be available.

If you are registered for at least 2 classes, enter the code "Celebrating10Years" into the white box below and your dinner will be free.

 
Add to calendarSaturday, September 10, 2016 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM (Eastern Time)
$18.00

For the loveable, supportive, tag-along who would like to be at your side during the evening events and sit in on all the interesting demonstrations during the weekend. This pass includes Saturday night dinner. 

Another option to consider: Any adored partner who would like to volunteer 4 hours parking cars or setting up classrooms can receive a pass for free...contact Emma at registrationdesk@fibercollege.org and we'll make arrangements...in the meantime, don't check-off this box.

Please note: if you are a guest of the campground during Fiber College, there is no fee for any daytime events (other than classes, of course).
 
$38.00

 

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