Class Registration Form

Please use the following instructions to register for classes.

Online:

  1. Choose from the following classes by clicking the “Add To Cart” button to the right of the class/classes you would like to register. NOTE: If you can’t see the “Add To Cart” button on your phone, you may have to turn it sideways.
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  4. After completing your purchase with Paypal™, you are finished registering! Sit back now, and dream about all the fun you will have in July.
  5. If you are using a cell phone and can’t see the “Add to Cart” button try turning your phone sideways.  We are working on the problem, Thank you for your patience.
  6. NO Refunds after July 1st

Class List


Learn to Spin Hemp Fiber

Saturday, July 31st,  1 pm

Spin Hemp Fiber Conserving Threads

Teacher: Melanie D Sanford

In this 2-hour class, we will discuss industrial hemp and how to spin this plant fiber. Each student will be provided with a 2oz sample box of hemp fiber. Using hemp as a source of fiber, feed and food is nothing new. Use by modern-day hand-spinners almost regard hemp as a specialty fiber due to the limited supply here in the US. Its only recently that the US laws to legally grow industrial hemp have changed. Let us look at this plant fiber, how its currently being grown and processed, and spend a couple hours spinning both naturally grown and processed hemp fiber.

Melanie D Sanford, principal with Conserving Threads, is a boutique firm in Dallas, Texas, specializing in the comprehensive consultation, conservation and installation services of historic textiles and related objects for private clients, historical societies, and museums. Conserving threads is also an online store providing plant-based fibers and yarns to hand-spinners, knitters, and fiber enthusiast. Ms. Sanford has over thirty years studying textiles and fashions. She is a promoter of second-hand fashion, fashion-flipping, and likes to look and re-imagine.

Skill Level: Intermediate,

Prerequisites: Basic spinning knowledge,

Student Supplies: Each participant is required to provide their own spinning equipment, i.e. spinning wheel, support spindle, drop spindle, tahkli, or e-spinner and be able to use your chosen equipment. No help with how to use the equipment will be available during the class.

Class Length: 2 – 3 hours

Cost: $50


Beginning Tapestry FULL

Saturday, July 31st,  8 am

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Teacher: Jane Deason

A beginning class which includes everything you need to start creating one of a kind tapestries….class fee includes the loom and all supplies to get you started on your tapestry journey..students are welcome to bring their own special yarn to incorporate into their own unique tapestry..

Angorajane is a local fiber artist who has been involved in fiber art for over 25 years….she is an ashford dealer and has an amazing amount of roving available for your fiber needs and teaches a large choice of classes in all aspects of fiber art at her home just outside of Tulsa

Skill Level: Beginner

Prerequisites: No Experience Required

Student Supplies: All students are welcome to bring yarn to incorporate into their weaving..but not necessary….all supplies provided including the loom to take home.

Class Length: 3 hours

Cost: $80

FULL


Rigid Heddle

Saturday, July 31st,  8 am      

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Teacher: Dawn Riden

Discover the ease and joy of weaving in rigid heddle weaving with Dawn Riden. Learn to warp and weave on several looms to create a variety of patterns and methods including:

  • Plain weave
  • Plaid
  • Clasped Weft
  • Pick-up Sticks

Skill Level: Beginner

Prerequisites: None

Student Supplies: None

Class Length:  4-5 hours

Cost: $60

FULL


Shibori

Saturday, July 31st,  8 am 

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Teacher: Gina Levesque

Shibori is a surface design technique where fabric is stitched or folded to resist the dye bath. Some form of it is found in all cultures throughout the world. Each technique produces a unique design on the cloth that can be combined with others to produce a picture or overall affect. During the first part of class will focus on samples of each technique. In the second half, we will layer colors and remove some stitches to produce two color designs on our bandanas. It is important to note that we will be using fiber reactive dyes on our samples and not natural dyes so that the class emphasis is on surface design. Each student will take home an information/sample book and a bandana that they have dyed in class.

Gina Levesque has been working in traditional fiber arts since a young girl. Gina works with natural dye stuffs, weaving, rug hooking, spinning, and traditional penny rug construction. Due to her love of the outdoors and training as a biologist, she finds the natural world to be the greatest influence on her work. She remains true to the roots of these traditional fiber arts by incorporating some recycled materials into her finished pieces. Her fiber art business, Across Generations, provides supplies and beginning projects to those interested in inkle weaving, rug hooking, penny rugs, and natural dyeing.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Prerequisites: None

Student Supplies: Students will only need to wear a dye apron or older clothes, Small Scissors and Thimble.

Class Length: 5 hours

Cost: $45


Authentic Spinning

Saturday, July 31st,  8 am

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Teacher: Petra Richards, 

Open your inner creativity as a vehicle of meditation and self connection.

Promotes inner peacefulness, focus, awareness and acceptance while creating super groovy yarn.

Additional Drop Spindles and Wool is available after the workshop.

Petra Richards is a Natural Health Advocate with extensive experience in a vast variety of alternative wellness techniques to assist with inner balancing and peacefulness

Skill Level: Beginner

Prerequisites: None

Student Supplies: 

Class Length: 2 hours

Cost: $35


Not Everybody Wants to Dye

Saturday, July 31st, 8 am

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Teacher: Darlene Megli

You don’t have to dye to get any color you want.  Just blend it!  
Maybe you don’t have space/area to dye your fibers.  Maybe you don’t have the time, or maybe you think you may want to later but not right now.  
In this class you will learn how to blend for any color you want.  You will learn how to repeat that color, how to sample before committing to a large amount of fiber, learn about tints, tones and shades.
 

Skill Level: Beginner

Prerequisites: Helpful to know how to use Hand Cards

Student Supplies: Hand cards,  instructor provides–all fibers for blending in class. cards to put your samples on. 

Class Length: 3 hours

Cost: $60


 

CANCELED  Santa Needle Felted Wreath  CANCELED

Saturday, July 31st,  8 am

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Teacher: Suzy Gammill

Join us in creating an adorable 12 inch needle felted Crescent Moon Santa Wreath. This fun and festive wreath will surely get you in the mood for holiday crafting! This class is suitable for anyone interested in learning the art of needle felt. All supplies to create one Crescent moon Santa Wreath are included in the class fee.

Suzy Gammill is the owner of Wooleyboogers Felt Creations. As a lifelong crafter Suzy found her preferred medium in the fiber arts several years ago. Since that time she created many one of a kind pieces of 3D needle felt art and participated in a number of local art festivals. She has a unique style and has successfully taught beginner and intermediate needle felting students from across the US.

Skill Level: Beginner

Prerequisites: None

Student Supplies: All Supplies will be Provided.

Class Length: 4 – 6 hours

Cost: $80 Lowered to $70!

CANCELED

Darning & Mending

Saturday, July 31,  1 pm

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Teacher: Mary Limpus

This class is for anyone wanting to learn to darn or take your darning to a new level. You will have a booklet with several types of darning examples. Fix a hole, thin place in your sweater or socks with a woven darn patch or learn a knitted Darn.

Mary Limpus owns a farm in Amsterdam Mo and raises Shetland Sheep. She enjoys washing and processing her fiber. She spins, knits, weaves, felts about anything to do with fiber she likes She enjoys teaching classes to young and old

Skill Level: Beginner

Prerequisites: None

Student Supplies: Supplies are provided. 

Class Length: 2 – 3 hours

Cost: $50


FULL Beginning Wheel Spinning FULL

Saturday, July 31st,   8 am

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Teacher: Marilyn Smith

Students with no prior experience will learn the parts of a spinning wheel as well as hands-on training treadling, drafting from a fleece, and plying into a finished yarn.

Marilyn has been involved in fiber arts since childhood. Her favorite fiber art is spinning and she has been spinning for 20+ years. She is also a fiber producer.

Skill Level: Beginner

Prerequisites: None

Student Supplies: Spinning Wheel or $10 fee for wheel rental

Class Length: 4 hours

Cost: $50 ($10 wheel fee, if applicable)

Bring Your Own Wheel Option $50

FULL

Rent-A-Wheel Option $60

FULL


Twining

Saturday, July 31st,  1 pm

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Teacher: Sherri Polovich

Sherri will teach you to warp, twine, and finish a 7”x5” rug using fabric scraps and a mini twining loom. Once you’ve mastered the basics, we’ll discuss patterning and the many other ways to use this textile art.

 Looms will also be available for purchase. 

Skill Level: Beginner

Prerequisites: None

Student Supplies: Scissors, size E-G crochet hook or hemostat, if you are able.

Class Length: 3 hours

Cost: $40


Let’s Nuno Felt on Cotton / Silk

Saturday, July 31st,  1 pm

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Teacher: Judy Crouch

We will be felting a scarf on dyed or white cotton gauze/ silk. Each design will be original and everyone will leave with a finished project.

Judy Crouch has been working in the fiber arts for over 30 years. She has taught spinning, felting and numerous other classes using fiber in several states. Judy was a paramedic who retired to take care of grandbabies and pursue her interest in fiber. She has a small flock of Lincoln sheep at this time and enjoys working with their fleeces and teaching others.

 

Skill Level: Beginner

Prerequisites: None

Student Supplies: Spray Bottle, Bath Towel

Class Length: 3 hours

Cost: $60


Oh Holey Knit – Beginning Lace Knitting

Saturday, July 31st,  8 am

Beginning Lace Knit 1

Teacher: Angelia Childress

 Class participants learn the basics of lace knitting while working 3 simple lace pattern swatches.           “Are you proficient in the knit stitch, and ready to move beyond plain garter stitch scarves and dishcloths? 

This class is designed for the beginning to intermediate knitter who wishes to add simple but elegant lace to their knitting repertoire.  

This class is also designed for the experienced knitter who needs a refresher in the basics of lace knitting.

Participants will create a small swatch of 2 or 3 lace patterns,  while learning how to read a simple lace written pattern and chart.

At the end of class, participants will have a chance to begin a simple lace shawl.  The free pattern will be provided in class, and participants may purchase their materials for the shawl at Fiber Christmas.”     “Angela works full time in the travel industry, and also plays chauffer to her children for their activities.    To relax, she loves to hang out at the yarn store Get Stitchin’, and teaches beginning knitting classes.  

She loves to knit in the cracks of spare time in her life, and usually has one or two small projects in tow at all times.  Angela also loves to help others find the joy in creating simple but fun items simply using 2 sticks and string.”

Skill Level: Intermediate

Prerequisites: Required – Cast on, Knit Stitch, Purl Stitch, Bind Off. Recommended but not required – Yarn Over, K2tog, SSk

Student Supplies: 1 pair size 8 straight or circular knitting needles, Small ruler or knitting gauge tool. Yarn Needle / darning needle, small pair of scissors, chocolate or favorite candy to snack on.  *Optional – 1 Set of blocking pins. 

Class Length: 4 – 6 hours

Cost: $45


Spinning Woolen & Worsted

Saturday, July 31st,  1 pm

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Teacher: Darlene Megli

You can spin a good basic yarn, now let’s take another step and learn how to spin for a project that takes either woolen or worsted spun yarn.
Woolen will give you a lighter, more airy yarn and worsted will be a more compact smoother yarn.  It is in the prep and the spin!

Skill Level: Advanced

Prerequisites: None

Student Supplies: Student will need hand cards, flick carder,  wheel in good working order and the usual things you have handy when spinning.  Like oil! Small niddy noddy if you have one. You will learn to make and ply from an Andean bracelet as well. 

All fibers will be provided for class.

Class Length: 3 hours

Cost: $60


CANCELED Felted Fairy Lights CANCELED

Saturday, July 31st,  8 am

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Teacher: Leigh Abernathy

Felted Lighted Trees Learn wet-felting over a resist using Leigh’s easy No-Roll methods while you create your own set of 3 holiday felted “evergreen” trees to set over LED tea lights—perfect for creating a holiday glow. Students will learn the basics of laying out wool, wet-felting and shaping 3D felted objects. All tools and materials are supplied by the instructor—Students just need to bring their imaginations, a sense of adventure and wear comfortable shoes and clothes they don’t mind getting a little wet. 

Leigh Abernathy has been fascinated by fiber since she first dug her hands into a bag of wool. She’s a spinner, weaver and felter. Her textured yarns and fanciful felt are unique and collected by artists and art lovers alike. Leigh’s work is inspired by her love of nature, her need to create, and her joy in life. She is a member of the Arkansas Craft Guild and currently serves as its board Vice-President and Jury Chair. To view Leigh’s work, go to twiningvinedesigns.com.

 

Skill Level: Beginner

Prerequisites: None

Student Supplies: Instructor provides all supplies and tools, including an assortment of fiber colors to choose from. If the student wants to use a different fiber, they are welcome to bring it.

Class Length: 3 hours

Cost: $60

CANCELED


Paint With Wool

Saturday, July 31st,  1 pm

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Teacher: Petra Richardson

Come out and join us for a wonderful time of self discovery and recharge your intuitive creativity while having the opportunity to work with colorful natural fiber and felting needles

Petra Richards is a Natural Health Advocate with extensive experience in a vast variety of alternative wellness techniques to assist with inner balancing and peacefulness.

Skill Level: Beginner

Prerequisites: None

Student Supplies: All Provided

Class Length: 2 hours

Cost: $35


Timely Textures – Spinning Functional Art Yarns with Apothfaery

Saturday, July 31st,  1 pm

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Teacher: Faery Mirto

Do you love all the creative art yarns you see online and at fiber fairs? Ready to expand your spinning into the great unknown? Or are you a knitting spinner who struggles to use your art yarns in a functional way? Join us at my most popular class! I’ll not only cover So.Many.Techniques, but we’ll also talk about beehive, coil and lock placement for knitting these unique yarns without the struggle faced by so many spinners. After learning the basics of textured spinning, by perfecting thick and thin and corespinning, move on to beehives, continuous coils, boucles and multiple styles of lockspinning. Hands on instructor time makes all the difference in these finicky techniques, and I’m excited to help each of you take your spinning to the next level!

 

Apothefaery is constantly crafting deep in the Ozark mountains of Arkansas. A hand spinner of 17 years, she now runs a full time fiber business, has 3 wonderful boys running amok on her farm, and raises curly sheep and French angoras. Apothefaery teaches felting, dyeing and art yarn spinning/weaving at a variety of locations around the U.S.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Prerequisites: Students need the ability to spin a single ply of cohesive yarn, and understand basic plying.

Student Supplies: Spinning wheel or spindle (spindle will limit some techniques)

Students should bring a single ply yarn for plying, at least two ounces of roving/batts. 2 ounces of curly locks recommended, locks also provided by instructor or available for purchase

 

Class Length: 2 – 3 hours

Cost: $75


Woven Wreaths

Saturday, July 31st,  1 pm

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Teacher: Sara Morris

Class is for a basic wreath. Student is welcome to bring decorations for their wreath.

In this class we will create a basic wreath using a wire frame to weave a wool blend roving through. The technique will create a roving fringe. A variety of decorations will be available for purchase or students can bring their own decorations to attach for a custom finished wreath.

Sara has been involved in fiber arts for over 30 years. Starting out with learning to tat as a child, she now crochets, spins, weaves and does both needle and wet felting. Sara and her husband own and operate HLA Fiber Mill which has given her the opportunity to work with a wide variety of fibers. She enjoys teaching and sharing her knowledge so fiber arts will continue through the generations.

 

Skill Level: Beginner

Prerequisites: None

Student Supplies: Basic Supplies provided additional decoration available

Class Length: 2 – 3 hours

Cost: $45



Refund Policy: No refunds. 

 

Please contact Kate Lowder at fiberchristmas@gmail.com for more information.

I just want to encourage all of you fiber folks that we are being responsible and cautious.
At this point we have a lot of vendors who need your business but are not able to set up and do the online sales and have not been to a festival this year so the inventory should be fantastic.

Thank you for you support and I hope I have eased your mind on coming to Fiber Christmas.