Class Registration Form

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Class List



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

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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

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Teacher: Stephanie Buford, Deep Dyed Yarns

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

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Teacher: Dawn Riden

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

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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

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Teacher: Jane Deason

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.  Students will leave with a 2 ply ball of yarn.

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

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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





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. 

 

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

I have been all over the Oklahoma Health department and all the guidelines and visited a couple of other events, and this is what will happen. We can not require you to wear a mask in the building as it is a public facility unless the Governor puts that into law. We will ask you to and will provide you with one if you need it. Face shields are acceptable

We will not have a concession; however, there will be self serve bottled water, sweet tea, lemonade, and cookies for refreshments—coffee and donuts in the mornings.

We will be providing faces shields for the instructors and will be available for the vendors if they wish to use one. We will have hand sanitizer everywhere and in all booths. We will request that you abide by the social distancing guidelines and not crowd the vendors’ booths.

We will be in a new building with lots of room to spread out and a heavy duty air conditioning system, also there are 4 garage doors that we can open for more air circulation if needed or if the weather is mild.

Classes will have alot of room so you aren’t shoulder to shoulder and tables will be doubled for distance across.

The Friday night event will most likely have a dinner brought in from one of the local restaurants.

The Sunday All day classes will have lunch provided by one of the local sandwich shops.

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.