Class Registration Form

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Class List


Not Everyone Wants to Dye  

Friday, July 24th from   1-4 pm

Teacher: Darlene Megli

You don’t have to dye to get the colors that you want, blend them! We will learn about tints, tones and shades. How to do repeatable, how to do a sample before committing a large amount of a color. Need just a small amount of color for a needle felting project–blend it. The blending will give you a very lively yarn rather than a flat color.

Skill Level: Beginner

Prerequisites: Basic hand carding experience

Student Supplies: Hand carders

Craft: Carding

Class Length: 3-4 hours

Cost: $60


Marketing and Merchandising

Friday, July 24th from   1-3 pm

Teacher: Liz Mitchko

This class is geared toward showing you how marketing and merchandising work together in a vendor booth setting. Whether you’ve been vending for years, or thinking about getting started, you will learn different ways to look at lay-outs, merchandising (how you display), marketing within your booth, and why some booths always seem to have a crowd (buyers) while others resemble a ghost town. You will also learn how to evaluate your choices of fixtures before you buy them and how to plan without breaking a sweat. Students should bring a notebook and photos of their booth if currently vending.

Skill Level: Beginner

Prerequisites: None

Student Supplies: Notebook and something to write with

Class Length: 2 hours

Cost: $35


Purses of Felt

Friday, July 24th from  1-3 pm     

Teacher: Dawn Riden

Create your own felted mini masterpiece by learning the basics of wet felting in a fun and friendly environment. Students will receive all materials and supplies needed to make coin purse during class.

Skill Level: Beginner

Prerequisites: None

Student Supplies: None

Class Length: 2 hours

Cost: $40


Indigo Vat Dyeing from Fresh Plants

Saturday, July 25th from 9-12 am

Teacher: Gina Levesque

Many have asked (and this class will answer) how to make an indigo vat from fresh indigo plants. We will explore the intricacies of what makes indigo a special dye. Starting with fresh plants, we will demonstrate the process that leads to a successful vat. Students are welcome to bring small samples of their art medium to drop into the bath.

Skill Level: Beginner

Prerequisites: None

Student Supplies: Students will only need to wear a dye apron or older cloths.

Class Length: 2-3 hours

Cost: $40


Cannery Dyeing

Saturday, July 25th from 9-12 am

Teacher: DeAnna Neale

Would you like to try dyeing, but are afraid of the results?  This is your class!  You will be introduced to cannery dyeing, and will be able to dye scarves in two colors, with beautiful results, and without any prior experience, using canning jars and a water bath canner.   You will leave with unique, two color scarf and the skill you need to dye your own.

Skill Level: Beginner

Prerequisites: None

Student Supplies: Please bring rubber gloves and wear old clothes.  All other materials will be provided.

Class Length: 2-3 hours

Cost: $55


Make Friends with your Drum Carder

Saturday, July 25th from 9-12 am

Teacher: Darlene Megli

Do you own a drum carder or thinking of buying one? They are an expensive investment so you want to be sure you are using it to the fullest.
Join us as we explore the carder, learn some tips and tricks to enjoy your carding experience. It is delightful spinning from a fresh prepared batt!

Skill Level: Beginner

Prerequisites: None

Student Supplies: Bring your drum carder, if you have one, with its tools, flick carder if have one. If you have a fleece that you want to work with, it needs to be washed and clean. Otherwise fleece will be provided.

Class Length: 3-4 hours

Cost: $60


Gnome in your Home

Saturday, July 25th from 9-12 am

Teacher: Sara Morris

In this class students will start with a basic armature and build from that to the gnome body. Fibers used range from a variety of wools and alpaca. Dyed fiber will be available for hats and bodies as will a variety of fibers to use for beards. Some adornments will be provided to add your own style to your gnome. All supplies will be provided.

Skill Level: Beginner

Prerequisites: None

Student Supplies: Supplies are provided. 

Class Length: 3 hours

Cost: $40


Beginning Wheel Spinning

Saturday, July 25th from 1-4 pm

Teacher: Judy Crouch

Learn the parts and pieces of the wheel, how to adjust and trouble shoot, then spin. Yes, you can make yarn! All fibers provided. If you have your own wheel, practice treadling it, both clockwise and counter-clockwise. Control is the secret

Skill Level: Beginner

Prerequisites: None

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

Class Length: 3 hours

Cost: $60 ($10 wheel fee, if applicable)

Bring Your Own Wheel Option $60

Rent A Wheel Option $70 


Twining

Saturday, July 25th from 1-4 pm

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


Corespinning Textural Yarns: An Introduction

Saturday, July 25th from 1-4 pm

Teacher: Diana North

Corespinning is a versatile spinning technique that allows the incorporation of unique textures into the creation of textural yarns. Beads, novelty yarns, sequins, ribbons, locks, and other inspirational items can be spun into a yarn with this technique. Corespinning is a gateway technique to creating thematic and completely unique yarns that reflect a spinner’s individual style. Once the different hand control required for corespinning is mastered, a spinner can progress to more advanced textural yarn spinning techniques. The only limit to how these yarns can be used is your imagination.
This class will teach the basics of corespinning and how to spin in add-ins to your yarn, such as beads, locks, novelty yarns, ribbons, sequins, etc.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Prerequisites: Although textural yarn spinning is a freeform type of spinning, it does require proficiency in basic spinning techniques. Please, be able to comfortably spin and ply a continuous yarn on your wheel before taking the class.

Student Supplies: Size 10 crochet thread, a bowl, scissors, and a spinning wheel (one with a larger orifice will be easier to use, but is not required).

Class Length: 3 hours

Cost: $60


Lock Knitting

Saturday, July 25th from 1-4 pm

Teacher: Colleen Brooks

Learn to knit curly wool locks directly into your knitting. Must know how to knit and purl in the round. Our class project will be a boot cuff.  The instructor will have several samples of other ways to use this fun technique.

Skill Level: Beginner

Prerequisites: None

Student Supplies: 100g of wool yarn and appropriate size needles to work in the round. Bring the usual knitting notions. Instructor will supply the wool locks.

Class Length: 3 hours

Cost: $50


Double Heddle Weaving–Advanced Class from A Twist In Time

 

Sunday, July 26th from 9-4 pm

Teacher: Darlene Megli & Judy Crouch

You know how to warp your loom, how to weave with one heddle—now lets go to 2!  This will let you weave with finer yarns, or even weave cloth twice the width of your loom.  Oh the possibilities!.. In the class you will be weaving a dish towel and using pick up sticks to  put a pattern at the ends.

After you have registered for the class we will send you an information sheet to help you with your yarn selections and of course answer any further questions you might have!

Skill Level: Advanced

Prerequisites: Rigid Heddle knowledge

Student Supplies:

1. Rigid heddle loom fitted with double heddle blocks for 2 heddles
2. 2 heddles, same dent for your loom.
3. Yarn appropriate for your heddles—approx. 400 yards.
4. At least one stick shuttle or boat shuttle and bobbins if that is what you use. If you are planning on using more than one color it is nice to have a stick shuttle for each color.
5. 2 pick up sticks
6. Heddle hook, warping peg, loom clamp
7.. Tape measure, scissors and tapestry needle
8. Separating material for warping, shelf liner, warping sticks, etc

Class Length: 6 hours

Cost: $80 (lunch included)


Puppets with Personality

Sunday, July 26th from  9-5 pm

Teacher: Leigh Abernathy

Make a felted hand puppet using a 3D/book resist.  Students will learn to work with a 3D resist, create a hand puppet form including integrated ears and/or horns, and needle-felt embellishments such as eyes (as time permits). 

Skill Level: Advanced beginner and up

Prerequisites: Previous felting on a resist experience required. 

Student Supplies: None

Class Length: 8 hours

Cost: $100 (lunch included)


Sorting, Grading, and Classing Certification

Sunday, July 26th from 9-4 pm

Teacher: Wini Labrecque

Sorting, Grading, and Classing (SGC) is a 3 part certification course through SUNY Cobleskill with instruction in fiber sorting and grading to aid in the best economical return on your harvest.

The 1 day basic course is designed for all farms to gain understanding of what they are producing and the best way to profit their fiber.

Skill Level: Beginner

Prerequisites: None

Student Supplies: None

Class Length: 6-7 hours

Cost: $160 (lunch included)

For Registration please contact:

The Office of Professional & Continuing Education

SUNY/PACE Cobleskill, 518-255-5528, ask for Deborah Perry

OR

Click on link through website at www.sortgradeclass.com



Refund Policy: No refunds. 

 

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